Edgar Allan Poe — “Fairyland”


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Reading and Reference Texts:

Reading copy:

  • “Fairyland” — reading copy

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Historical Texts:

Manuscripts and Authorized Printings (full text):

  • Text-01 — “[Heaven]” — 1829, no original manuscript or fragments are known to exist (but this version is presumably recorded in Text-02)
  • Text-02 — “Fairyland” — 1829 — ATMP — (Mabbott text C)
  • Text-03 — “Fairy Land” — 1831 — POEMS — (Mabbott text E)
  • Text-04 — “Fairyland” — August 1839 — Burton’s — (Mabbott text F)
  • Text-05 — “Fairy-Land” — 1845 — manuscript revisions in ATMP-EH in prepartion for RAOP — (Mabbott text G)
  • Text-06 — “Fairyland” — October 4, 1845 — Broadway Journal — (Mabbott text J)
  • Text-07 — “Fairy-Land” — 1845 — RAOP — (Mabbott text H)  (This is Mabbott’s copy-text)

 

Manuscripts and Authorized Printings (extracts):

  • [Heaven]” — September 1829 — of excerpts only, Yankee — (Mabbott text A)
  • [Untitled]” — November 1829 — of excerpts only, American Monthly — (Mabbott text B) (N. P. Willis was the editor of the magazine at the time, and he writes a long notice describing how he relishes burning manuscripts of bad poetry that have been submitted for consideration. Among these, he lists “some sickly rhymes on Fairy-Land” and quotes four lines from Poe’s poem that make identification absolute. Both Killis Campbell and T. O. Mabbott state that Willis burned a manuscript of the poem, but with the publication of ATMP underway at the time, it is possible that Poe sent printed proof pages. This circumstance may partially explain Poe’s long, early dismissal of Willis, modified as Poe developed a more direct connection with Willis, who remained a supporting force for Poe after the poet’s death in 1849.)
  • “Fairy-Land” — 1829 or 1830 — of excerpts only — (Mabbott text D)

 

Reprints:

  • “[Fairy Land]” — May 7, 1831 — New York Mirror  (reprint of excerpts from Poems in a short review)
  • Fairy-Land” — 1850 — WORKS — Griswold merely reprints Text-09  (Mabbott text K)
  • Fairyland” — 1875 — The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol 3: Poems  and Essays, ed. J. H. Ingram, Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black (3:86-87)

 

Scholarly and Noteworthy Reprints:

  • Fairy-Land” — 1894-1895 — The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 10: Poems, ed. E. C. Stedman and G. E. Woodberry, Chicago: Stone and Kimball (10:136-137, and pp. 234-236)
  • Fairy-Land” — 1902 — The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 7: Poems, ed. J. A. Harrison, New York: T. Y. Crowell (10:44-45, and 10:168-171)
  • Fairy-Land” — 1911 — The Complete Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. J. H. Whitty, Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Co. (pp. 132-133, and pp. 280-282)
  • Fairy-Land” — 1917 — The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. Killis Campbell, Boston: Ginn and Company (pp. 53-56, and pp. 197-199)
  • “Fairy-Land” — 1965 — The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. Floyd Stovall, Charlottesville: The University Press of Virginia (pp. 45-46, and pp. 208-211)  (In his notes, Stovall gives the full text of the 1831 “Fairy-Land.”)
  • Fairyland [I]” — 1969 — The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 1: Poems, ed. T. O. Mabbott, Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (1:138-142)
  • Fairyland [II]” — 1969 — The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 1: Poems, ed. T. O. Mabbott, Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (1:161-163) (Because the revisions are substantial, Mabbott printis this as a separate poem.)
  • “Fairy Land” — 1984 — Edgar Allan Poe: Poetry and Tales, ed. Patrick F. Quinn (New York: Library of America) (pp. 57-59) (reprints Text-06)
  • “Fairy-Land” — 1984 — Edgar Allan Poe: Poetry and Tales, ed. Patrick F. Quinn (New York: Library of America) (pp. 59-60) (reprints Text-10)

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Comparative and Study Texts:

Instream Comparative and Study Texts:

  • None

 

Plain Text Files for Juxta:

  • None

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Associated Material and Special Versions:

Miscellaneous Texts and Related Items:

  • “La Pays des Fées” — 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.
  • Mabbott, Thomas Ollive, ed., The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe (Vol 1 Poems), Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1969.

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