A Canon of the Critical Works of Edgar Allan Poe with a Study of Poe as Editor and Reviewer (1941), title page and table of contents


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Title page:

 

 

 

A CANON OF THE CRITICAL WORKS OF
EDGAR ALLAN POE

 

WITH A STUDY OF POE AS EDITOR AND REVIEWER

WILLIAM DOYLE HULL II, M. A.

 

A DISSERTATION PRESENTED TO THE
GRADUATE FACULTY OF THE UNIVERSITY
OF VIRGINIA IN CANDIDACY FOR
THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

[[1941]]

 

 

 



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Table of Contents

Contents.

PAGE

 

Introduction   ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

i

 

Abbreviations       ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

ix

 

A Canon of the Critical Works of Edgar Allan Poe, with a List of Works Denied Him

 

 

Guide to the Canon      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

xi

 

 

Southern Literary Messenger      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

1

 

 

Burton’s Gentleman’s Magazine      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

7

 

 

Graham’s Magazine      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

10

 

 

The New York Mirror      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

16

 

 

The Broadway Journal      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

24

 

 

Miscellaneous Magazines      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

36

 

Part I: The Southern Literary Messenger

 

 

I.

Poe: White’s “Right-Hand Man”      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

34

 

II.

An Examination of the Evidence for the Poe Reviews in the Messenger :

 

 

 

Volume I: December 1834 - November 1835      ·     ·     ·

67

 

 

Volume II: December 1835 - June 1836      ·     ·     ·

87

 

 

Volume II: July 1836 - December 1836      ·     ·     ·

138

 

 

Volume III: January 1837 - December 1837      ·     ·     ·

170

 

 

After 1837      ·     ·     ·

187

 

Part II: Burton’s Gentleman’s Magazine

 

 

I.

Poe: Assistant to Billy Burton, Comedian      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

200

 

II.

An Examination of the Evidence for the Poe Reviews in Burton’s Gentleman’s Magazine :

 
  

 
 

 

Volume IV: January 1839 - June 1839      ·     ·     ·

223

 

 

Volume V: July 1839 - December 1839      ·     ·     ·

225

 

 

Volume VI: January 1840 - June 1840      ·     ·     ·

250

 

Part III: Graham’s Magazine

 

 

I.

Variations on an old Theme      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

275

 

II.

Commentary on the Critical Writings in Graham’s Magazine :

 

 

Volume XVIII: January 1841 - June 1841      ·     ·     ·

303

 

 

Volume XIX: July 1841 - December 1841      ·     ·     ·

338

 

 

Volume XX: January 1842 - June 1842      ·     ·     ·

357

 

 

Volume XXI: July 1842 - December 1842      ·     ·     ·

385

 

 

After 1842      ·     ·     ·

386

 

Part IV: The New York Mirror

 

 

I.

Poe — Mechanical Paragraphist      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

398

 

II.

Commentary on the Critical Writings in the Mirror :

 

 

Volume I: October 8, 1844 - April 7, 1845      ·     ·     ·

414

 

 

Notices in the Weekly Mirror not reprinted from the Evening Mirror      ·     ·

484

 
 

Part V: The Broadway Journal

 

 

I.

The Hollow Chance      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

488

 

II.

Commentary on the Critical Writings in the Broadway Journal :

 

 

Volume I: January 4, 1844 - June 28, 1845      ·     ·     ·

518

 

 

Volume II: July 12, 1845 - January 3, 1846      ·     ·     ·

626

 
 

Part VI: Miscellaneous Magazines:

 

 

 

American Metropolitan      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

694

 

 

American Museum      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

694

 

 

The American Review      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

694

 

 

The Aristidean      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

694

 

 

Boston Miscellany      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

700

 

 

Columbia Spy      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

694

 

 

Columbian Magazine      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

701

 

 

Gentleman’s Magazine (Cincinati, OH)      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

701

 

 

Godey’s Lady’s Book      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

701

 

 

The Madisonian      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

704

 

 

New World      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

704

 

 

New York Quarterly Review      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

705

 

 

New York Tribune      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

706

 

 

Opal      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

706

 

 

Pittsburgh Literary Examiner      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

706

 

 

Pioneer      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

707

 

 

Saturday Evening Post      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

709

 

 

Sartain’s Union Magazine      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

709

 

 

Western Quarterly Review      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

709

 

 

Home Journal      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

709

 

 

The Metropolitan      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

709

 

 

United States Magazine and Democratic Review      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

710

 

Selective Bibliography      ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·

711

 

 

 




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Notes:

William Doyle Hull II was born in Westminster, SC, in 1918. (Although he might more properly have been designated as William Doyle Hull, Jr., his father being William Doyle Hull, Sr., Dr. Hull generally used a suffix of “II” in preference to “Jr.”) He obtained his B. A. degree from Furman University in Greenville, SC, in 1938. As a graduate student, he attended the University of Virginia, where he obtained an M. A. in 1940, and a PhD. in 1941. Following graduation, he taught for one year at Howard College, in Birmingham, AL (1941-1942). As the United States officially entered World War II, providing support for the allied forces, Dr. Hull joined the army in 1942. Following his years of military service, in which he was chiefly stationed in India and used as a cryptographer, he returned to teaching. For one year, he taught at North Carolina State College in Raleigh. He began his long career at what was then Hofstra College, in Hempsted, NY, in 1946, and remained there until his death in 1984, at the age of 66. As an educator and poet, he wrote on various topics, but his only contributions to the academic field in regard to Edgar Allan Poe were his Master's Thesis and Doctoral Disseration, both on the canon of Poe’s critical reviews. Although neither of these important works were officially published, some copies were informally distributed over the years, and the disseration has been used as a reference source for various projects, most notably by Thomas Ollive Mabbott. The lack of easy access to these copies has restricted more general use, and it is the hope of the Poe Society of Baltimore that the present electronic edition will alleviate this problem.

Technically, the contents of this disseration are protected by copyright, but with Dr. Hull himself having died in 1984, and there being no readily identifiable heir or estate, it has not been possible to secure formal permission. Dr. Hull’s papers were deposited at Hoftra University, where he taught for many years, by his brother, who has since also died. Dr. Hull appears to have never married, or had children. Both Hofstra and the University of Virginia were contacted prior to initiating this electronic edition. Although both institutions were very interested in the project, neither could assert any claims over copyright, and were therefore unable to grant formal approval. This text, then, is presented under a broad assumption of fair use, and with the idea that Dr. Hull would have been pleased to have his work widely available for use, for educational purposes and without any charge for access. If a reasonable claim for copyright can be documented, please contact the Poe Society of Baltimore to arrange for permission, or to request that we remove the material.

There is no table of contents in the original, but has been added in the present version for the sake of referencing the various sections. Because the original disseration was prepared on a ordinary typewriter, with very little avaialable in regard to formatting options, some liberties have been taken in this electronic presentation for the sake of improved appearance and readability. The use of underlines, for example, has been interpreted as indicating italics.


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