Israfel: The Life and Times of Edgar Allan Poe, (1934), title page and table of contents


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Title page:

 

 

ISRAFEL

The Life and Times of

EDGAR ALLAN POE

 

BY

HERVEY ALLEN

FARRAR & RINEHART, INC.
ON MURRARY HILL · NEW YORK
1934

 

 



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Table of Contents

CONTENTS

                                  [[PAGE]]
    PREFACE TO THIS EDITION    vii
    PREFACE    ix
Chapter I A DRAMATIC PROLOGUE    3
  II THE TWO ORPHANS    14
  III LADY BOUNTIFUL CLAIMS ISRAFEL    22
  IV “THE LITTLE ANGEL” TRIES HIS WINGS    42
  V ISRAFEL IN ALBION    53
  VI ISRAFEL MEETS HELEN    75
  VII ISRAFEL SALUTES THE MARQUIS    91
  VIII ELMIRA AND THE ENCHANTED GARDEN    109
  IX ISRAFEL IN CAP AND GOWN    121
  X ALIAS HENRI LE RENNÉT    148
  XI ISRAFEL IN CAROLINA    170
  XII COLD MARBLE    184
  XIII THE WEST POINT INTERLUDE    218
  XIV THE WEARY, WAYWORN WANDERER    244
  XV “THE MYSTERIOUS YEARS    258
  XVI BOTTLED FAME    278
  XVII VALLEY OF THE MANY-COLORED GLASS    302
  XVIII CARMINE STREET    329
  XIX GROTESQUES AND ARABESQUES    342
  XX HIGH TIDE    386
  XXI SPRING GARDEN STREET    417
  XXII THE RAVEN AND HIS SHADOW    466
  XXIII THE LITERATI AND THE FORDHAM PASTORALE    535
  XXIV THE UNIVERSE AND MRS. SHEW    582
  XXV A HANDKERCHIEF SOAKED IN ETHER    601
  XXVI LENORE AND THE EDGE OF THE WORLD    630
  XXVII AN APPEAL TO HIGHER AUTHORITY    670
Appendices I NOTES ON POES ANCESTRY    679
  II GALT CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.    682
  III WILLS OF WILLIAM GALT, AND JOHN ALLAN    685
  IV POES BROTHER    699
  V FIRST MARRIAGE OF POE AND VIRGINIA CLEMM    704
  VI HISTORY OF POES FRIEND, F. W. THOMAS    706
  VII LETTERS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA IN 1826    712
  VIII LETTERS FROM MARIA CLEMM, AND DR. J. J. MORAN    717
  IX POE-NEAL CORRESPONDENCE, AND “POLITIAN    719
Index [Index Entries A-K]    723
  [Index Entries L-Z]     

 


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Illustrations

 

 

ILLUSTRATIONS

 

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Edgar Allan Poe as a Young Man    Frontispiece
Mrs. David Poe [[Mrs. David Poe, Jr., ie Eliza Arnold Poe]]    12
The House in which Mrs. David Poe [[Jr.]] died in Richmond, Virginia    13
John Allan, Merchant    25
An Off-Hour at Ellis & Allan    29
William Mayo    33
Frances Keeling Allan    44
The Richmond of Poe’s Early Childhood    44
The Burning of the Theatre in Richmond, Virginia    45
The Monumental Church, Richmond, Virginia    45
The Right Reverend Richard Channing Moore    45
The Grammar School at Irvine, Scotland    65
The Manor House at Stoke Newington, London    79
The Home of Charles Ellis, partner of John Allan    76
The House of Poe’s “Helen”, Jane Stith Standard    76
“The Mother’s Chamber” in the Ellis House    76
A Poem by Edgar Poe [[Actually a copy Poe wrote out of a poem from George Barnwell by T. S. Surr]]    76
The Earliest Known Lines of Poetry and Signature of Edgar A. Poe    77 [[76]]
Bill of J. W. Clarke    93
John Allan    108
The Allan House, “Moldavia”    108
“A Fountain and a Shrine”    109
Sarah Elmira Royster at Fifteen    109
Professor George Tucker    140
The University of Virginia in Poe’s Day    140
Bill for a Suit of Clothes    141
No. 13, West Range    141
The Front and Back Wrappers of Tamerlane and Other Poems    172
Title Page of Tamerlane and Other Poems    172
Poe’s Gold Bug Synthesis    173
Original Illustrations for The Gold Bug    173
Baltimore, about the time of Poe’s First Stay There    204
Scenes in Early Baltimore familiar to Poe    204
Title Page of Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane and Minor Poems, Baltimore 1829    205
The United States Military Academy    205
Title Page of Poems — Second Edition    236
On the Philadelphia Trenton Line    236
Philadelphia from the Navy Yard    236
Baltimore in the Early 1830’s    237
Part of a page on which Poe’s Prize Story of “The MS. Found in a Bottle” appeared    237
An Early Steamboat on the New York to Albany Route in the days of Poe    241
Street Scene in Baltimore of the 1830’s    268
John P. Kennedy    268
T. S. Arthur, Author of Ten Nights in a Bar-Room    269
The Southern Literary Messenger Building    269
“Sunday Evenings at the Yarringtons”    300
The Poet of the Latter Years    300
Title Pages to The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym    301
A Characteristic Incident in Philadelphia of the 1840’s    301
The Philadelphia Markets and the Horns of Plenty    332
The Conchologist’s First Book: or, A System of Testaceous Malacology    332
Poe’s Rsidence at 113 1/2 Carmine Street, New York City, in 1837    333
Title Page of Burton’s Gentleman’s Magazine    333
The Pagoda    333
Philadelphia in the 1840’s    364
Title Pages of Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque    364
William Burton    365
George Rex Graham    365
The Rev. Rufus W. Griswold    365
A Pic-nic on the Wissahickon    396
Laurel Hill Cemetery    396
A Philadelphia Shop of the Early 1840’s    396
The Title Page to one of George Lippard’s Philadelphia Novels    397
Charles Dickens    397
Henry W. Longfellow    428
Poe’s “Spring Garden Street House”    428
Captain Mayne Reid    429
Reproduction of Page of the Philadelphia Dollar Newspaper    429
Title Page of The Prose Romances of Edgar A. Poe    460
The Fashions of the Literati    460
Portrait of Edgar A. Poe    461
The House in which The Raven was finished in 1844, near Eighty-fourth Street and Broadway, New York City    461
Edgar A. Poe about 1845    492
N. P. Willis    492
Dr. Thomas Holley Chivers    493
Frances Sargent Osgood    493
Part of the First Text of The Raven    503
Mrs. Anna Cora Mowatt    524
Title Page of Tales, by Edgar A. Poe    524
Title Page of The Raven and Other Poems    525
Virginia Poe    525
Mrs. Maria Clemm    556
Title Page of Eureka    556
Poe’s Cottage at Fordham    557
Robert Stannard    557
Sarah Helen Whitman    557
Edgar A. Poe    557
Poe’s Own Design for the Cover of the Stylus    588
Moyamensing Prison    588
Robert Sulley    589
The Fatal Letter    589
Duncan Lodge    620
Poe’s Trunk and Boot Hooks    621
Baltimore in 1849    652
Facsimile from Part of a Letter of Poe to Mrs. Helen Whitman    675

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Notes:

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 the page numbers in the original version float up against the section titles rather than enjoying a dedicated column. The original title page is bordered on both sides by columns of short horizontal lines, a detail that has not been reproduced here.

The order of many of the illustrations has been altered from that used in the earlier editions, and at least one illustrations (for the MS. of “Alone,” in the format as altered by E. L. Didier) has been omitted. Frequently, a pair of illustrations have been reversed in order.


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