Edgar Allan Poe: A Critical Biography (1941), title page and table of contents


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Title page:

Edgar Allan Poe

A CRITICAL BIOGRAPHY

By ARTHUR HOBSON QUINN

 

D. APPLETON-CENTURY COMPANY
INCORPORATED

New York 1941 London

 

 


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Table of Contents

Contents.

                                   PAGE
PREFACE    vii
CHAPTER
  I. THE HERITAGE    1
  II. RICHMOND — THE EARLY YEARS    51
  III. THE SCHOOL DAYS IN ENGLAND    65
  IV. RICHMOND AGAIN, 1820-1826    81
  V. THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA    97
  VI. “TAMERLANEAND THE ARMY    118
  VII. HOPE DEFERRED — “AL AARAAF    138
  VIII. WEST POINT AND THE “POEMSOF 1831    166
  IX. BALTIMORE — THE EARLY FICTION    186
  X. THE EDITOR OF THE “MESSENGER    218
  XI. PHILADELPHIA — THE “TALES OF THE GROTESQUE AND ARABESQUE    263
  XII. AT THE SUMMIT — THE EDITOR OF “GRAHAMS MAGAZINE    305
  XIII. FOLLOWING THE ILLUSION    346
  XIV. NEW YORK — “THE RAVENAND OTHER MATTERS    405
  XV. THE BROADWAY JOURNAL AND THE “POEMSOF 1845    451
  XVI. WIDENING HORIZONS — FRIENDS AND ENEMIES    496
  XVII. “EUREKA    535
  XVIII. “TO HELENAND “FOR ANNIE    572
  XIX. RICHMOND — THE LAST APPEAL    615
  XX. THE RECOIL OF FATE    642
APPENDICES
  I. THE THEATRICAL CAREER OF EDGAR POES PARENTS    697
  II. ORIGINAL RECORDS OF THE POE AND CLEMM FAMILIES IN BALTIMORE    725
  III. EDGAR POES BIRTHPLACE    727
  IV. THE POE FAMILY IN NORFOLK IN 1811    730
  V. WHERE DID ELIZABETH POE DIE?    732
  VI. POES RECORD IN THE ARMY AND AT WEST POINT    742
  VII. THE TALES OF THE FOLIO CLUB    745
  VIII. POES REVISION OF THE “PHANTASY PIECES    747
  IX. CONTRACTS FOR THE BROADWAY JOURNAL    751
  X. GRISWOLDS POWER OF ATTORNEY FROM MRS. CLEMM FOR THE PUBLICATION OF POES WORKS    754
  XI. POES LAST JOURNEY    755
  XI. A POSSIBLE NEW POE SATIRE    757
BIBLIOGRAPHY    763
INDEX    771
  [[Entries A-L]]     
  [[Entries M-Z]]     


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Table of Illustrations

Illustrations

                                  PAGE
PLAYBILL FEATURING POES GRANDMOTHER, ELIZABETH ARNOLD, AT COVENT GARDEN       5
POES FAMILY TREE       16-17
MARRIAGE BOND OF DAVID POE, JR. AND ELIZABETH ARNOLD HOPKINS       23
ELIZABETH ARNOLD POE FACING       30
AUTOGRAPH LETTER OF POES MOTHER       43
JOHN ALLAN FACING       62
FRANCES VALENTINE ALLAN FACING       62
JOHN BRANSBY, POES ENGLISH SCHOOLMASTER FACING       74
POES SCHOOL AT STOKE-NEWINGTON, ENGLAND FACING       74
JANE STITH CRAIG STANARD FACING       86
ONE OF POES RICHMOND HOMES       92
THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA IN POES DAY FACING       98
FRONT COVER AND TITLE PAGE OF “TAMERLANE AND OTHER POEMS       120-121
POES LETTER TO ISAAC LEA, EXPLAINING “AL AARAAF       139-141
TITLE PAGE OF “AL AARAAF, TAMERLANE, AND MINOR POEMS       155
TITLE PAGE OF THE “POEMSOF 1831       176
POES LETTER OFFERING THE “TALES OF THE GROTESQUE AND ARABESQUETO THE “NEW ENGLAND MAGAZINE       200
A HOME OF MRS. CLEMM AND POE IN BALTIMORE FACING       206
POES PLEA TO MRS. CLEMM AND VIRGINIA URGING A SPEEDY MARRIAGE       220-222
RICHMOND IN POES DAY FACING       230
MARRIAGE BOND OF EDGAR POE AND VIRGINIA CLEMM       253
TITLE PAGE OF “ARTHUR GORDON PYM       265
TITLE PAGE OF “THE CONCHOLOGISTS FIRST BOOK       276
ONE OF REVEREND MR. GRISWOLDS FORGERIES       280
TITLE PAGE OF “TALES OF THE GROTESQUE AND ARABESQUE       288
TITLE PAGE AND TABLE OF CONTENTS OF THE “PHANTASY PIECES       338-339
PHILADELPHIA, NEAR THE HOME OF POE IN “FAIRMOUNT FACING       348
POES HOME IN “SPRING GARDEN,” PHILAELPHIA FACING       384
TITLE PAGE OF “THE PROSE ROMANCESOF 1843       398
POES REVISION OF PAGES IN THE “DEMOCRATIC REVIEW       437
POES LETTER TO GRISWOLD, FEBRUARY 24, 1845. ANOTHER FORGERY       447
TITLE PAGE OF THE “TALESOF 1845       465
TITLE PAGE OF “THE RAVEN AND OTHER POEMS       483
A VALENTINE BY VIRGINIA FACING       498
THE POE COTTAGE AT FORDHAM FACING       506
VIRGINIA       524
POES LETTER TO EVELETH, JANUARY 4, 1848       536-537
TITLE PAGE OF “EUREKA       540
POES VISITING CARD, MADE BY HIMSELF       567
EDGAR ALLAN POE IN 1848 FACING       574
MARIA CLEMM FACING       606
EDGAR ALLAN POE IN 1849 FACING       622

 


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Notes:

The text for this electronic version of this book was initially prepared as HTML by Chris Aruffo. It has subsequently been revised for XHTML/CSS and to follow our own formatting preferences. Pagination has been added, and additional proofreading and correction has also been applied. As appropriate, clarifcations or updates to Quinn’s text have been provided as notes at the bottom of each page by Jeffrey A. Savoye. One curious issue that has apparently escaped general notice is that the edition of 1941 contains a number of small but certain errors, which were corrected when the biography was reprinted in 1942. (The 1998 reprint by Johns Hopkins Press uses this corrected edition, although whether this was intentional or merely fortituous is not known as no comment to this effect is made on the copyright page or in the Foreword.) As an example, on pages 194 and 197, Quinn refers to the “Messenger contest” when he means the “Visiter contest.” All of the corrections from the later edition are present in the text provided here, with comments as appropriate at the end of each section.

In the original table of contents, the titles of the poems “To Helen” and “For Annie” are not given in quotation marks, an inconsistency that has been editorially adjusted in this presentation. Technically, the titles of books and magazines should be italicized rather than given in quotation marks, but that feature of this table of contents has been allowed to stand. (Indeed, in the individual chapters, the titles are given as italicized, and without quotation marks.)

In the original list of illustrations, a hyphen appears in “Marriage-Bond” for the illustration on page 23. As this word has been hyphenated no where else in the book, including the caption as it appears under the illustration itself, the hyphen is presumed to be a typographical error and has been removed here.


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