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William Gilmore Simms

(Born: April 17, 1806 - Died: June 11, 1870)

American novelist and poet.

William Gilmore Simms

Criticism (Texts and Variant Texts)
  • Review of The Damsel of Darien  (November 1839, text "A" — Burton's)
  • Review of The Wigwam and the Cabin
    • Review of The Wigwam and the Cabin  (October 4, 1845 — Broadway Journal)
    • Review of The Wigwam and the Cabin  (December 1845, text "A" — "Huntington" manuscript)
    • Review of The Wigwam and the Cabin  (January 1846, text "B" — Godey's Lady's Book)
    • "William Gilmore Simms"  (1850, text "C" — Works)
  • Notice of Simms's Monthly Magazine (October 4, 1845 — Broadway Journal)
  • Notice from "Autography"
    • "W. Gilmore Simms" ("Autography" - part II) — August 1836 — Southern Literary Messenger
    • "W. Gilmore Simms" ("A Chapter on Autography" - part I) — November 1841 — Graham's Magazine


  • Duyckinck, E. A. and G. L., "William Gilmore Simms," Cyclopedia of American Literature, New York: Charles Scribner, 1856, 2:427-433
  • Fisher, Benjamin F., "Simms Looks at Poe," Simms Review, 1997, 5:13-19
  • 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.
  • Turner, Arlin, "Poe and Simms: Friendly Critics, Sometime Friends," in Papers on Poe: Essays in Honor of John Ward Ostrom, ed. Richard P. Veler,  Springfield, OH: Chantry Music Press at Wittenberg University, 1972

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