The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe (1917), title page and table of contents


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Title page:

 

THE POEMS OF

EDGAR ALLAN POE

 

EDITED BY

KILLIS CAMPBELL

PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH IN THE
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

 

GINN AND COMPANY

BOSTON • NEW YORK • CHICAGO • LONDON

ATLANTA • DALLAS • COLUMBUS • SAN FRANCISCO

 

[[1917]]

 



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Table of Contents

[page vii-ix:]

                             PAGE
[Engraved portrait of Poe (frontispiece)]    [fr]
[PREFACE (first printing)    v]
[PREFACE (second printing)    v]
INTRODUCTION     
I. The Main Facts in the Life of Poe    xi
II. The Canon of Poe’s Poems    xxvii
III. The Text of Poe’s Poems    xxxi
IV. Poe’s Passion for Revising his Text    xxxv
V. Poe’s Indebtedness to Other Poets    xliv
VI. The Clash of the Critics with respect to Poe’s Poems    liv
TABLE OF ABBREVIATIONS    lxv
TEXT OF THE POEMS     
Tamerlane (147)    1
Song (156)    21
Dreams (157)    22
Spirits of the Dead (158)    23
Evening Star (160)    25
A Dream within a Dream (161)    26
Stanzas (163)    28
A Dream (166)    30
“The Happiest Day, the Happiest Hour” (166)    31
The Lake: To —— (167)    32
Sonnet —— To Science (169)    33
Al Aaraaf (171)    34
Romance (192)    49
To —— (“The bowers whereat,” etc.) (194)    51
To the River —— (195)    51
To —— (“I heed not,” etc.) (194)    52
Fairy-Land (197)    53
To Helen (199)    56
Israfel (203)    57
The City in the Sea (207)    59
The Sleeper (211)    63
Lenore (214)    68
The Valley of Unrest (217)    72
The Coliseum (218)    75
To One in Paradise (221)    77
Hymn (222)    78
To F—— (224)    79
To F——s S. O——d (226)    80
Scenes from “Politian” (227)    80
Bridal Ballad (234)    100
Sonnet — To Zante (235)    102
The Haunted Palace (237)    102
Sonnet — Silence (240)    104
The Conqueror Worm (242)    105
Dream-Land (244)    107
The Raven (246)    109
Eulalie — A Song (259)    114
A Valentine (261)    115
To M. L. S—— (264)    116
Ulalume — A Ballad (265)    117
An Enigma (276)    121
To —— —— —— (277)    121
The Bells (278)    122
To Helen (283)    126
Eldorado (286)    128
For Annie (287)    129
To my Mother (291)    133
Annabel Lee (293)    134
UNCOLLECTED VERSES     
Elizabeth (297)    136
An Acrostic (297)    136
Serenade (298) [[added to second printing]]    137
Latin Hymn (298)    138
Song of Triumph (298)    138
POEMS ATTRIBUTED TO POE     
Alone (299)    139
A West Point Lampoon (299)    139
Lines to Louisa (299) [[not actually by Poe]]    140
To Sarah (300) [[not actually by Poe]]    140
Ballad (301) [[not actually by Poe]]    141
Fragment of a Campaign Song (301)    142
Imprompt: To Kate Carol (302)    143
The Departed (302) [[not actually by Poe]]    143
The Divine Right of Kings (303)    144
Stanzas (303)    145
[Gratitude (303) [[removed from second printing]] [[not actually by Poe]]    145]
NOTES    147
[Notes - Part 01    147]
[Notes - Part 02    200]
[Notes - Part 03    250]
APPENDIX     
Collation of the Editions Published by Poe    305
1827    305
1829    306
1831    307
1845    308
Prefaces and Prefatory Notices  [[including “Letter to B——”]]    309
The Philosophy of Composition    318
INDEX OF FIRST LINES    329
INDEX OF TITLES    331

 


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Notes:

This table of contents is a reasonable facsimile of the original edition, with some compromises for the sake of formatting.

The dedication page reads:

TO

HENRY P. HILLARD

IN TOKEN OF GRATITUDE AND ESTEEM

THIS BOOK IS DEDICATED

Henry Peebles Hillard (1859-1942) was president of the Central National Bank, in St. Louis, MI, until his retirement in 1914 due to ill health. He created and subsidized a fund for the Hilliard Library of Southern Literature at the University of Texas, where Killis Campbell was a Professor of English. IN 1912, the collection included 190 volumes, including a complete set of the Southern Literary Messenger (38 volumes bound in 30). purchased in 1906.

Although there is no clear indication in the book itself, there are two editions. Although the second edition retains the copyright date of 1917 and bears no formal statement of its status, it must have been printed late in 1925 or shortly thereafter as it adds several references to The Valentine Letters, edited by Mary Newton Stanard and published in 1925, and a reference on p. 162 to an article printed on August 29, 1925. (Campbell himself reviewed the Stanard book in “Recent books on Poe,” Studies in Philology, vol. XXIV, July 1927, pp. 474-479.) According to the Catalogue of Copyright Entries, published monthly by the Library of Congress (no. 95, October 1917, Part I, Group I, Books, entry 4269), the first edition of the book was copyrighted by Killis Campbell in Austin, TX on August 25, 1917 and affirmed September 13, 1917. The book was available in print as early as November 1917, with an inscribed copy having been presented to Eugene C. Barker (1874-1956), a fellow professor at the University of Texas and a personal friend of the editor, dated as November 6, 1917. (This copy is currently in a private collection.) A review appeared as early as December 1917 (in the Dial). Campbell was apparently still giving out copies of the first printing as late as June 16, 1919, when he inscribed a copy to Hyder Edward Rollins (1889-1958) (now in the library of Harvard University, where Rollins was a Gurney Professor of English and a fellow native of Texas), further supporting the publication of a second edition only after this date. In both copies, Campbell has neatly corrected the error on p. 104, replacing the o of the erroneous “down” with an a to make the word “dawn.”

In the original printing, Campbell puts line numbers to the right of the text. In the current presentation, these line numbers have been moved to the left of the text, and the right of the text has been used to create tags for notes and variants, for more convenient reference.


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