Edgar Allan Poe — “For Annie”


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Reading and Reference Texts:

Reading copy:

  • “For Annie” — reading copy

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Historical Texts:

Manuscripts and Authorized Printings:

  • Text-01 — “For Annie” — March 23, 1849 — “Annie” manuscript — (Mabbott text A)
  • Text-02 — “For Annie” — April 1, 1849 — “Chester” manuscript
  • Text-03 — “For Annie” — April 28, 1849 — Flag of Our Union — (Mabbott text B)
  • Text-04 — “For Annie” — April 20, 1849 — “Willis” manuscript — (Mabbott text C)
  • Text-05 — “For Annie” — April 28, 1849 — Home Journal — (Mabbott text D)
  • Text-06 — “For Annie” — May 16, 1849 — Oquawka Spectator — (Mabbott text E)
  • Text-07 — “For Annie” — about late May, 1849 — manuscript sent to Griswold for PPA — (The manuscript is now lost, put presumably recorded as Text-08)
  • Text-08 — “For Annie” — Dec. 15, 1849 — Poets and Poetry of America (10th edition, dated 1850) — (Mabbott text F)
  • Text-09 — “For Annie” — 1850 — WORKS — (Mabbott text G)  (This is Mabbott’s copy-text)
  • Text-10 — “For Annie” — about September 1849 — Richmond Examiner proof sheets — (Mabbott text Z)
  • Text-11 — “For Annie” — September 26, 1849, text “H” — “Talley” manuscript, lost and not recorded — (Mabbott text H)  (In her 1878 article “The Last Days of Edgar A. Poe,” p. 714, Mrs. Weiss writes: “On the way I was met by Miss Poe, who delivered a note left for me by her brother, containing a MS. copy of ‘Annie,’ — a poem then almost unknown, and which I had expressed a wish to see.”)

 

Reprints:

  • “For Annie” — July 31, 1849 — Richmond Daily Republican (from the Home Journal) (see The Poe Log, p. 820-821)
  • “For Annie” — 1875 — The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol 3: Poems  and Essays, ed. J. H. Ingram, Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black (3:32-34)

 

Scholarly and Noteworthy Reprints:

  • “For Annie” — 1894-1895 — The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 10: Poems, ed. G. E. Woodberry and E. C. Stedman, Chicago: Stone and Kimball (10:90-93, and 10:195)
  • For Annie” — 1902 — The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 7: Poems, ed. J. A. Harrison, New York: T. Y. Crowell (10:111-114, and 10:216)
  • “For Annie” — 1911 — The Complete Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. J. H. Whitty, Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Co. (pp. 74-77, and pp. 240-241)
  • “For Annie” — 1917 — The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. Killis Campbell, Boston: Ginn and Company (pp. 129-133, and pp. 287-291)
  • “For Annie” — 1965 — The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. Floyd Stovall, Charlottesville: The University Press of Virginia (pp. 118-122, and pp. 283-286)
  • For Annie” — 1969 — The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 1: Poems, ed. T. O. Mabbott, Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (1:452-461)
  • “For Annie” — 1984 — Edgar Allan Poe: Poetry and Tales, Patrick F. Quinn (New York: Library of America) (pp. 98-100) (reprints the text from Works, 1850)

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Comparative Texts:

Instream Comparative Texts:

  • None

 

Plain Text Files for Juxta:

  • None

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Associated Material and Special Versions:

Miscellaneous Texts and Related Items:

  • “Pour Annie” — dated 2009, but available in late 2008 — Poèmes d‘Edgar Allan Poe, Paris: Publibook (translation by Jean Hautepierre)

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Bibliography:

  • Heartman, Charles F. and James R. Canny, A Bibliography of First Printings of the Writings of Edgar Allan Poe, Hattiesburg, MS: The Book Farm, 1943.
  • Hogue, L. Lynn, “Eroticism in Poe’s ‘For Annie’,” Emerson Society Quarterly, Fall 1970, 60:85-87
  • Mabbott, Thomas Ollive, ed., The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe (Vol 1 Poems), Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1969.
  • Robbins, J. Albert, “A New Manuscript of Poe’s ‘For Annie’,” Studies in Bibliography: Papers of the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, 1986, 39:261-265

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