Edgar Allan Poe — “Song”


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Reading and Reference Texts:

Reading copy:

  • “Song” — reading copy

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Historical Texts:

Manuscripts and Authorized Printings:

  • Text-01 — “To — —” — 1827, no original manuscript or fragments are known to exist (but this version is presumably recorded in Text-02)
  • Text-02 — “To — —” — 1827 — TAOP — (Mabbott text A)
  • Text-03 — “To — —” — about 1828  — “Wilmer” manuscript — (Mabbott text B)
  • Text-04 — “To — —” — 1829 — ATMP — (Mabbott text C)
  • Text-05 — “To — —” — 1829 — ATMP-JN, presentation copy to John Neal (with one manuscript note) — (Mabbott text D)
  • Text-06 — “To — —” — 1845 — manuscript changes in ATMP-ER (in preparation for RAOP) — (Mabbott text E)
  • Text-07 — “Song” — September 20, 1845 — Broadway Journal — (Mabbott text G)
  • Text-08 — “Song” — 1845 — RAOP — (Mabbott text F)

 

Reprints:

  • Song” — 1850 — WORKS — Griswold reprints Text-08  (Mabbott text H)
  • Song” — 1875 — The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol 3: Poems  and Essays, ed. J. H. Ingram, Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black (3:89)
  • “To — —” — 1884 — Tamerlane and Other Poems, ed. Richard Herne Shepherd, London: George Redway (pp. 41-42)  (Having long been thought lost, a copy of the original Tamerlane and Other Poems of 1827 was discovered in the British Museum and printed in this “second edition.” Ingrahm did not include this poem in his article “The Unknown Poetry of Edgar Poe,” in Belgravia for June 1876, presumably because it was already known from later forms.)

 

Scholarly and Noteworthy Reprints:

  • Song” — 1894-1895 — The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 10: Poems, eds. E. C. Stedman and G. E. Woodberry, Chicago: Stone and Kimball (10:131, and p. 229-230)
  • To —— ——” — 1902 — The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 7: Poems, ed. J. A. Harrison, New York: T. Y. Crowell (10:10, and 10:147)
  • “Song” — 1911 — The Complete Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. J. H. Whitty, Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Co. (p. 117, and p. 271)
  • “Song” — 1917 — The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. Killis Campbell, Boston: Ginn and Company (pp. 21-22, and p. 156)
  • “Song” — 1965 — The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. Floyd Stovall, Charlottesville: The University Press of Virginia (p. 12, and pp. 176-177)
  • Song” — 1969 — The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 1: Poems, ed. T. O. Mabbott, Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (1:65-67)
  • “Song” — 1984 — Edgar Allan Poe: Poetry and Tales, ed. Patrick F. Quinn (New York: Library of America) (p. 31) (reprints Text-08)

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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:

  • “Chanson” — dated 2009, but available in late 2008 — Poèmes d‘Edgar Allan Poe, Paris: Publibook (translation by Jean Hautepierre)

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Bibliography:

  • Adkins, N. F., “Poe’s Borrowings,” Notes & Queries, July 28, 1934, 167:67-68
  • 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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