Edgar Allan Poe — “Song”


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Reading and Reference Texts:

Reading copy:

  • “Song” — reading copy

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Historical Texts:

Manuscripts and Authorized Printings:

  • Text-01 — “To — —” — 1827, no original manuscript or fragments are known to exist (but this version is presumably recorded in Text-02)
  • Text-02 — “To — —” — 1827 — TAOP — (Mabbott text A)
  • Text-03 — “To — —” — about 1828  — “Wilmer” manuscript — (Mabbott text B)
  • Text-04 — “To — —” — 1829 — ATMP — (Mabbott text C)
  • Text-05 — “To — —” — 1829 — ATMP-JN, presentation copy to John Neal (with one manuscript note) — (Mabbott text D)
  • Text-06 — “Song” — 1845 — manuscript changes in ATMP (in preparation for RAOP) — (Mabbott text E)
  • Text-07 — “Song” — September 20, 1845 — Broadway Journal — (Mabbott text G)
  • Text-08 — “Song” — 1845 — RAOP — (Mabbott text F)

 

Reprints:

  • Song” — 1850 — WORKS — Griswold reprints Text-08  (Mabbott text H)
  • “Song” — 1875 — The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol 3: Poems  and Essays, ed. J. H. Ingram, Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black (3:89)
  • “To — —” — 1884 — Tamerlane and Other Poems, ed. Richard Herne Shepherd, London: George Redway (pp. 41-42)  (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.”)

 

Scholarly and Noteworthy Reprints:

  • “Song” — 1894-1895 — The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 10: Poems, ed. G. E. Woodberry and E. C. Stedman, Chicago: Stone and Kimball (10:131, and p. 229-230)
  • To —— ——” — 1902 — The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 7: Poems, ed. J. A. Harrison, New York: T. Y. Crowell (10:10, and 10:147)
  • “Song” — 1911 — The Complete Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. J. H. Whitty, Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Co. (p. 117, and p. 271)
  • “Song” — 1917 — The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. Killis Campbell, Boston: Ginn and Company (pp. 21-22, and p. 156)
  • “Song” — 1965 — The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. Floyd Stovall, Charlottesville: The University Press of Virginia (p. 12, and pp. 176-177)
  • Song” — 1969 — The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 1: Poems, ed. T. O. Mabbott, Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (1:65-67)
  • “Song” — 1984 — Edgar Allan Poe: Poetry and Tales, Patrick F. Quinn (New York: Library of America) (p. 31) (reprints Text-08)

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Comparative Texts:

Instream Comparative Texts:

  • None

 

Plain Text Files for Juxta:

  • None

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Associated Material and Special Versions:

Miscellaneous Texts and Related Items:

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

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Bibliography:

  • Adkins, N. F., “Poe’s Borrowings,” Notes & Queries, July 28, 1934, 167:67-68
  • 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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