Text: B. F. Fisher, “Abbreviations in the Essays and Notes,” Poe at Work: Seven Textual Studies (1978), p. 4 (This material is protected by copyright)


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To prevent considerable repetitions of titles, as well as to reduce printing costs, the following items are cited thus:

  BJ   Broadway Journal.
  D   Edward H. Davidson, Poe: A Critical Study (Cambridge, Mass., 1957)
  F   Benjamin Franklin Fisher IV, ed., reprint of the Godey’s version of “The Visionary” (“The Assignation”), LC, 39 (1973) 90-100.
  H   The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. J. A. Harrison (New York, 1902).
  L   The Letters of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. John Ward Ostrom (New York, 1969).
  M   The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. Thomas Ollive Mabbott (Cambridge, Mass., 1969) [still in progress; only the Poems are currently published].
  PN   Poe Newsletter, later Poe Studies.
  Q   Arthur Hobson Quinn, Edgar Allan Poe: A Critical Biography (New York, 1941).
  R   Poe: A Collection of Critical Essays, ed. Robert Regan (Englewood Cliffs, 1967).
  SLM   The Southern Literary Messenger.
  Tales   The Tales of Edgar Allan Poe (New York, 1845).
  TGA   Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque (Philadelphia, 1840 [1839]).
  V   John Grier Varner, Poe and the ‘Philadelphia Saturday Courier’ (Charlottesville,1933).

Other journal titles are abbreviated according to the MLA form, unless none exists. Thus, MLQ, but Burton’s Gentleman’s Magazine.



Although only the volume of Poems is noted above as having been published in Mabbott’s projected series of The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe, two volumes of Tales and Sketches were published later in 1978.


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