Robert Montgomery Bird


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Robert Montgomery Bird

Robert Montgomery Bird

(Born: February 5, 1806 - Died: January 23, 1854)

American playwright and novelist.

 

Manuscripts and Authorized Printings:

  • Review of Calavar
    • Review of Calavar   (?) (February 1835, text “A” — Southern Literary Messenger) (Poe’s authorship has been disputed.)
  • Review of The Infidel
    • Review of The Infidel   (?) (June 1835, text “A” — Southern Literary Messenger) (Poe’s authorship has been disputed, and the review is thought to be by Edward V. Sparhawk.)
  • Review of The Hawks of Hawk-Hollow
  • Notice from “Autography”
    • Robert M. Bird” (“Autography” - part I) — February 1836 — Southern Literary Messenger
    • Robert M. Bird” (“A Chapter on Autography” - part I) — November 1841 — Graham’s Magazine

Reprints:

  • Review of The Hawks of Hawk-Hollow
    • “Robert M. Bird”  1875 — The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol 4: Autography and Criticism, ed. J. H. Ingram, Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black (4:282-287) (reprinted from Works of 1850) (includes the last two paragraphs from the Sheppard Lee review.)

Scholarly and Noteworthy Reprints:

  • Review of The Infidel
    • Review of The Infidel   (?) — 1902 — The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 8: Literary Criticism - Part 01, ed. J. A. Harrison, New York: T. Y. Crowell (8:32-37) (from June 1835 — Southern Literary Messenger) (Poe’s authorship has been disputed, and the review is thought to be by Edward V. Sparhawk.)
  • Review of The Hawks of Hawk-Hollow
    • “Robert M. Bird” — 1894-1895 — The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 7: Literary Criticism - Part 02, ed. G. E. Woodberry and E. C. Stedman, Chicago: Stone and Kimball (7:85-91) (reprinted from Works of 1850) (includes the last two paragraphs from the Sheppard Lee review.)
    • Review of The Hawks of Hawk-Hollow   — 1902 — The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 8: Literary Criticism - Part 01, ed. J. A. Harrison, New York: T. Y. Crowell (8:63-73) (from December 1835 — Southern Literary Messenger)
    • Review of The Hawks of Hawk-Hollow   — 1997 — The Collected Writings of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 5: SLM, 5:50-53 (notes, 5:75) (from December 1835 — Southern Literary Messenger)
  • Review of Sheppard Lee
    • Review of Sheppard Lee   — 1902 — The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 9: Literary Criticism - Part 02, ed. J. A. Harrison, New York: T. Y. Crowell (9:126-139) (from September 1836 — Southern Literary Messenger)
    • Review of Sheppard Lee   — 1984 — Edgar Allan Poe: Essays and Reviews, ed. G. R. Thompson, New York: Library of America, pp. 389-403 (from September 1836 — Southern Literary Messenger)
    • Review of Sheppard Lee   — 1997 — The Collected Writings of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 5: SLM, 5:282-286 (notes, 5:289) (from September 1836 — Southern Literary Messenger)

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  • Duyckinck, E. A. and G. L., “Robert M. Bird,” Cyclopedia of American Literature, New York: Charles Scribner, 1856, 2:378-380
  • 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 (Vols 2-3 Tales and Sketches) , Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1978. (Second printing 1979)
  • Thomas, Dwight and David K. Jackson, The Poe Log: A Documentary Life of Edgar Allan Poe 1809-1849, Boston: G. K. Hall & Sons, 1987.

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