The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. I (1969), title page and table of contents


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Title page:

COLLECTED WORKS OF
Edgar Allan Poe

manet raven

VOLUME I

POEMS

EDITED BY
THOMAS OLLIVE MABBOTT

THE BELKNAP PRESS OF
HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Cambridge, Massachusetts
1969



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Table of Contents

[page iii-iv:]

CONTENTS

                             Page
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS    vii
PREFACE TO THE PROJECTED EDITION    xvii
INTRODUCTION TO THE POEMS    xxiii
EARLIEST POEMS: 1824-1827    1
[LINES TO RICHMOND SCHOOLGIRLS]    3
[EPISTOLA AD MAGISTRUM]    4
[AN EARLY SATIRE]    5
[FAREWELL TO MASTER CLARKE]    5
POETRY    5
[SATIRE ON THE JUNIOR DEBATING SOCIETY]    6
[DON POMPIOSO]    7
OH, TEMPORA! OH, MORES!    8
[TRANSLATION FROM TASSO]    13
[EXPERIMENTAL VERSES]    14
TO MARGARET    14
[TO OCTAVIA]    16
POEMS PUBLISHED IN 1827    19
TAMERLANE    22
SONG (“I SAW THEE ON THY BRIDAL DAY”)    65
DREAMS    67
SPIRITS OF THE DEAD    70
EVENING STAR    73
IMITATION    75
STANZAS (“IN YOUTH . . .”)    76
A DREAM    79
THE HAPPIEST DAY    80
THE LAKE    82
POEMS COLLECTED IN 1829    87
SONNET — TO SCIENCE    90
AL AARAAF    92
ROMANCE    127
TO — (“SHOULD MY EARLY LIFE SEEM”)    129
TO [ELMIRA] (“THE BOWERS”)    132
TO THE RIVER [PO]    133
TO M— (“I HEED NOT”)    135
FAIRYLAND [I]    138
FUGITIVE VERSES: 1829-1831    143
ALONE    145
TO ISAAC LEA    147
ELIZABETH [REBECCA]    147
AN ACROSTIC (“ELIZABETH, IT IS IN VAIN”)    149
LINES ON JOE LOCKE    150
POEMS OF 1831    153
INTRODUCTION    156
MYSTERIOUS STAR! (A NEW INTRODUCTION TO “AL AARAAF”)    159
FAIRY LAND [II]    161
TO HELEN    163
ISRAFEL    171
IRENĂ‹ and THE SLEEPER    179
THE VALLEY OF UNREST    189
THE CITY IN THE SEA    196
A PAEAN    204
POEMS OF 1832-1835    209
EPIGRAM [FROM PULCI]    211
TO ONE IN PARADISE    211
HYMN    216
LATIN HYMN    218
SONG OF TRIUMPH    219
ENIGMA [ON SHAKESPEARE]    220
SERENADE    222
TO — (“SLEEP ON”)    223
FANNY    225
THE COLISEUM    226
[TO MARY STARR]    232
TO FRANCES S. OSGOOD    233
TO FRANCES    236
POLITIAN: 1835    239
POLITIAN    241
POEMS OF 1836-1844; THE RAVEN    299
[PARODY ON DRAKE]    301
MAY QUEEN ODE    302
SPIRITUAL SONG    303
BRIDAL BALLAD    304
TO ZANTE    310
THE HAUNTED PALACE    312
COUPLET FROM “THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER”    318
MOTTO FOR “WILLIAM WILSON”    319
SONNET — SILENCE    320
THE CONQUEROR WORM    323
MOTTO FOR THE STYLUS    328
MOTTO FOR “THE GOLD-BUG”    329
LENORE    330
[HEXAMETER]    339
[TO ELIZABETH WINCHESTER — IMPROMPTU]    339
[FRAGMENT OF A CAMPAIGN SONG]    340
DREAM-LAND    342
EULALIE    347
THE RAVEN    350
POEMS OF 1845-1847    375
[LINES AFTER ELIZABETH BARRETT]    377
EPIGRAM FOR WALL STREET    378
IMPROMPTU — TO KATE CAROL    379
TO [VIOLET VANE]    380
THE DIVINE RIGHT OF KINGS    382
STANZAS [TO F. S. O.]    385
A VALENTINE    386
MODEL VERSES    392
[DEEP IN EARTH]    396
TO MISS LOUISE OLIVIA HUNTER    396
TO MARIE LOUISE SHEW    399
THE BELOVED PHYSICIAN    401
[HOLY EYES]    404
TO MARIE LOUISE    405
ULALUME    409
AN ENIGMA [SARAH ANNA LEWIS]    424
LAST POEMS: 1848-1849    427
THE BELLS    429
TO HELEN [WHITMAN]    441
LINES ON ALE    449
A DREAM WITHIN A DREAM    450
FOR ANNIE    452
ELDORADO    461
TO MY MOTHER    465
ANNABEL LEE    468
APPENDIXES    483
I. SERIOUS RHYMES IN PROSE    484
II. COMIC RHYMES    485
III. COLLABORATIONS    491
IV. APOCRYPHA    497
[Part I — Doubtful Poems]    [497]
[Part II — Rejected Poems]    [502]
V. VERSES BY MEMBERS OF POE’S FAMILY    515
[Part I — Poe’s Brother — William Henry Leonard Poe]    [515]
[Part II — Poe’s Sister — Rosalie Mackenzie Poe]    [520]
[Part III — Poe’s Wife — Virginia Clemm Poe]    [522]
ANNALS OF POE’S LIFE    527
SOURCES OF TEXTS COLLATED    573
MANUSCRIPT COLLECTIONS    575
POE’S OWN COLLECTIONS OF HIS POEMS ANTHOLOGIES    577
ANTHOLOGIES    584
GRISWOLD’S EDITION    585
LATER BOOKS    585
NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES    586
OTHER SOURCES FREQUENTLY CITED    589
INDEX OF FIRST LINES    597
INDEX OF NAMES AND TITLES    601
[INDEX OF NAMES AND TITLES: A-L]
[INDEX OF NAMES AND TITLES: M-Z]



List of Illustrations

ILLUSTRATIONS

FRONTISPIECE

EDGAR ALLAN POE

Portrait by Samuel Stillman Osgood. Reproduced by permission of The New-York Historical Society.

FOLLOWING PAGE 352

TO OCTAVIA, 1827

From the album of Octavia Walton, dated in Octavia’s hand. Reproduced by permission of the Columbia University Libraries.

A PAGE OF THE WILMER MANUSCRIPT, 1828

The last stanza of “Dreams” and the first stanza of “The Lake.” From Poe’s manuscript collection of his poems long in the possession of his friend Lambert A. Wilmer. Reproduced by permission of the Trustees of the Pierpont Morgan Library.

THE FIRST PAGE OF POLITIAN, 1835

Reproduced by permission of the Trustees of the Pierpont Morgan Library.

EARLY CORRECTIONS FOR “THE RAVEN,” 1845

Within a week of the poem’s first publication Poe corrected the bad rhyme in the eleventh stanza, sending the changes to his friend John Augustus Shea for the New-York Tribune. The poem, with the corrections, was printed in the Tribune for February 4, 1845. Reproduced by permission of the Trustees of the Pierpont Morgan Library

VALENTINE FOR FRANCES SARGENT OSGOOD, 1846

The copy sent to Miss Lynch’s Valentine party. Poe misspelled Mrs. Osgood’s middle name. This manuscript is reproduced through the courtesy of the Harvard College Library.

VALENTINE FOR MARIE LOUISE SHEW, 1847

HM 2513: the manuscript given to Mrs. Shew. Reproduced through the courtesy of the Henry E. Huntington Library.

ANNABEL LEE, 1849

The first three stanzas of the poem, from the manuscript given to Rufus W. Griswold. Reproduced through the courtesy of the Harvard College Library.

POE’S FOUR VOLUMES OF HIS POETRY

Paper wrapper of Tamerlane and Other Poems (1827), reproduced through the courtesy of the Berg Collection, The New York Public Library.

Title page of Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane, and Minor Poems (1829), reproduced from the copy in the Aldis Collection, by courtesy of the Yale University Library.

Title page of Poems (1831), reproduced through the courtesy of the Harvard College Library

Paper wrapper of The Raven and Other Poems (1845), reproduced through the courtesy of the Harvard College Library.

TEXT ILLUSTRATIONS

PREFACE TO THE RAVEN AND OTHER POEMS (1845)

Corrections in the Lorimer Graham copy, now at the University of Texas. In the photographs supplied through the courtesy of the Miriam Lutcher Stark Library, Poe’s faintly penciled changes were barely discernible; this reproduction is therefore made from the facsimile edition (1942), by permission of Columbia University Press.   at p. 579

Page 15 of the Lorimer Graham copy of The Raven ... showing Poe’s alterations. From the facsimile, through the courtesy of the University of Texas and Columbia University Press.   at p. 580

THE BEGINNING OF AN EARLY POETRY COLLECTION

A heading and two lines of verse, on a sheet later used by John Allan for some figuring. From the Ellis and Allan Papers, by courtesy of the Library of Congress.   at p. 582


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Notes:

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Although Poe’s writings are essentially in the public domain, the texts presented here embody often painstaking editorial work by Thomas Ollive Mabbott, and that editorial work is protected by copyright. The introductory material, descriptions, annotations, and the apparatus of texts and variants are Mabbott’s original work, and are even more clearly subject to copyright.

The text for this electronic version of the book was taken from an original printed form, revised for XHTML/CSS and to follow our own formatting preferences. Pagination of the original edition has been included.

The table of contents is a reasonable representation of the table of contents from the original printing, although indentation of entries has been added and the use of floating page numbers in the original has been altered for the current presentation. The section for Acknowledgements is not listed in the original, but has been provided here for the sake of supporting a link. In most other respects, it has followed the form of the original, including the positioning of page numbers for the main sections as the far right and for individual items the page number more closely follows the title. No link is provided for “FUGITIVE VERSES: 1829-1831” and “POEMS OF 1832-1835” because these pages are merely half-titles for the sections that follow, with no explanatory or introductory text of any kind.


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