Edgar Allan Poe — “Dream-Land”


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Reading and Reference Texts:

Reading copy:

  • “Dream-Land” — reading copy

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Historical Texts:

Manuscripts and Authorized Printings:

  • Text-01 — “Dream-Land” — 1844, no original manuscript or fragments are known to exist (but this version is presumably recorded in Text-02)
  • Text-02 — “Dream-Land” — June 1844 — Graham’s — (Mabbott text A)
  • Text-03 — “Dream-Land” — June 28, 1845 — Broadway Journal — (Mabbott text B)
  • Text-04 — “Dream-Land” — 1845 — RAOP — (Mabbott text C)
  • Text-05 — “Dream-Land” — late 1849 — Poets and Poetry of America (10th edition, dated 1850) — (Mabbott text D)
  • Text-06 — “Dream-Land” — 1849 — two minor modifications in the J. L. Graham copy of RAOP — (Mabbott text E)
  • Text-07 — “Dream-Land” — October 23, 1849 — Richmond Examiner — (Mabbott text F)  (This is Mabbott’s copy-text)  (Whitty and H&C erroneously give the date as October 29, 1849)

 

Reprints:

  • “Dreamland” — April 18, 1846 — Littel’s Living Age
  • Dream-Land” — 1850 — WORKS — Griswold merely reprints Text 04  (Mabbott text G)
  • “Dream-Land” — March, 1850 — American Whig Review (reprinted in a review)
  • “Dreamland” — 1875 — The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol 3: Poems  and Essays, ed. J. H. Ingram, Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black (3:28-29)

 

Scholarly and Noteworthy Reprints:

  • “Dream-Land” — 1894-1895 — The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 10: Poems, ed. G. E. Woodberry and E. C. Stedman, Chicago: Stone and Kimball (10:19-20, and p. 171)
  • Dream-Land” — 1902 — The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 7: Poems, ed. J. A. Harrison, New York: T. Y. Crowell (10:89-90, and 10:205)
  • “Dream-Land” — 1911 — The Complete Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. J. H. Whitty, Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Co. (pp. 26-27, and p. 217)
  • “Dream-Land” — 1917 — The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. Killis Campbell, Boston: Ginn and Company (pp. 107-109, and pp. 244-245)
  • “Dream-Land” — 1965 — The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. Floyd Stovall, Charlottesville: The University Press of Virginia (pp. 93-94, and pp. 258-259)
  • Dream-Land” — 1969 — The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 1: Poems, ed. T. O. Mabbott, Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (1:342-347)
  • “Dream-Land” — 1984 — Edgar Allan Poe: Poetry and Tales, Patrick F. Quinn (New York: Library of America) (pp. 79-80) (reprints the text from Stovall, 1965)

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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:

  • “Dream-Land” — a manuscript in the Huntington Library is considered suspicious. Mabbott states that it “is not regarded as authentic” (Poems, 1:343). In this version, the “black throne” of night is given as being red.
  • “Le Pays du Rêve” — dated 2009, but available in late 2008 — Poèmes d‘Edgar Allan Poe, Paris: Publibook (translation by Jean Hautepierre)

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Bibliography:

  • Bailey, James O., “The Geography of Poe’s ‘Dream-Land‘ and ‘Ulalume‘,” Studies in Philology, July 1948, 45:512-523
  • Basler, Roy R., “Dream-Land,” Sex, Symbolism and Psychology, New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1948
  • 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.
  • Whitty, James Howard, The Complete Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Co, 1911

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