Edgar Allan Poe — “To Octavia”


Reading and Reference Texts:

Reading copy:

  • “To Octavia” — reading copy


Historical Texts:

Manuscripts and Authorized Printings:

  • Text-01 — “[To Octavia]” — about 1827 — manuscript — (Mabbott text A)  (This is Mabbott’s copy-text)



  • “[To Octavia]” — 1941 — T. O. Mabbott, “Introduction,” Tamerlane and Other Poems, New York: Facsimile Text Society (p. xiv)


Scholarly and Noteworthy Reprints:

  • “To Octavia” — 1969 — The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 1: Poems, ed. T. O. Mabbott, Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (1:16-17)
  • “To Octavia” — 1984 — Edgar Allan Poe: Poetry and Tales, Patrick F. Quinn (New York: Library of America) (pp. 23-24) (reprints the text from Mabbott, 1969)


Comparative Texts:

Instream Comparative Texts:

  • None


Plain Text Files for Juxta:

  • None


Associated Material and Special Versions:

Miscellaneous Texts and Related Items:

  • None.



  • 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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