Edgar Allan Poe — “Evening Star”


Reading and Reference Texts:

Reading copy:

  • “Evening Star” — reading copy


Historical Texts:

Manuscripts and Authorized Printings:

  • Text-01 — “Evening Star” — 1827, no original manuscript or fragments are known to exist (but this version is presumably recorded in Text-02)
  • Text-02 — “Evening Star” — 1827 — TAOP — (Mabbott text A)  (This is Mabbott’s copy-text)



  • “Evening Star” — June 1876 — John H. Ingram, “The Unknown Poetry of Edgar Poe,” Belgravia: A London Illustrated Magazine (London, UK) (29:511) (reprinted from the recently discovered copy of TAOP from the British Museum, and thus the first reprint of the poem since 1827) (Ingram’s text makes what appear to be editorial adjustments, such as rendering Poe’s somewhat affected “thro’ ” as “through,” but does not sustain R. H. Shepherd’s charge that Ingram’s printed text is “shown to be valueless on account of its inaccuracies.”)
  • “Evening Star” — June 8, 1876 — John H. Ingram, “Poe’s Suppressed Poetry,” New York Graphic, p. 805 (reprinted from Belgravia for June 1876)
  • “Evening Star” — June 21, 1876 — John H. Ingram, “Unknown Poetry of Poe,” Home Journal (New York, NY) (reprinted from Belgravia for June 1876)
  • “Evening Star” — July 7, 1876 — Cincinnati Daily Star (Cincinnati, OH) vol. X, no. 5, p. 2, col. 4 (Poe is acknowledged as the author, but the source is not stated, although it is clearly reprinted from Belgravia for June 1876 or one of the other reprints of that article. Only this one poem is given.) (This entry was provided to the Poe Society by Ton Fafianie in an e-mail of January 26, 2017.)
  • “Evening Star” — 1884 — Poems and Essays of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. John H. Ingram, Leipzig: Bernard Tauchnitz (p. 155) (according to BAL, 7:136, issued as early as January 1884)
  • “Evening Star” — 1884 — Tamerlane and Other Poems, ed. Richard Herne Shepherd, London: George Redway (pp. 47-48)  (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.”)
  • “Evening Star” — 1884 — The Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. John H. Ingram, London: John C. Nimmo (4:326)
  • “Evening Star” — 1888 — The Complete Poetical Works and Essays on Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. John H. Ingram, London and New York: Frederick Warne & Co. (p. 104)


Scholarly and Noteworthy Reprints:

  • Evening Star” — 1894-1895 — The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 10: Poems, ed. G. E. Woodberry and E. C. Stedman, Chicago: Stone and Kimball (10:124, and p. 224)
  • Evening Star” — 1902 — The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 7: Poems, ed. J. A. Harrison, New York: T. Y. Crowell (10:15, and 10:150)
  • “Evening Star” — 1911 — The Complete Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. J. H. Whitty, Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Co. (pp. 122, and p. 273)
  • “Evening Star” — 1917 — The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. Killis Campbell, Boston: Ginn and Company (p. 25, and pp. 160-161)
  • “Evening Star” — 1965 — The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. Floyd Stovall, Charlottesville: The University Press of Virginia (p. 17, and p. 180)
  • Evening Star” — 1969 — The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 1: Poems, ed. T. O. Mabbott, Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (1:73-74)
  • “Evening Star” — 1984 — Edgar Allan Poe: Poetry and Tales, ed. Patrick F. Quinn (New York: Library of America) (pp. 33-34) (reprints Text-02)


Comparative and Study Texts:

Instream Comparative and Study Texts:

  • None


Plain Text Files for Juxta:

  • None


Associated Material and Special Versions:

Miscellaneous Texts and Related Items:

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



  • 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.
  • Kilburn, Patrick E., “Poe’s ‘Evening Star’,” Explicator, May 1970, vol. 28, item 76
  • 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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