Edgar Allan Poe — “Eleonora”


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Commentary:

Characters:

  • (narrator) - Under development.

Setting:

Location - Under development.

Date - Under development.

Summary:

Under development.


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Reading and Reference Texts:

Reading copy:

  • “Eleonora” — reading copy

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Historical Texts:

Manuscripts and Authorized Printings:

  • Text-01 — “Eleonora” — 1841, no original manuscript or fragments are known to exist (but this version is presumably recorded in Text-02)
  • Text-02 — “Eleonora” — 1841 — The Gift for 1842 — (Mabbott text A)
  • Text-03 — “Eleonora” — 1842 — TGAPP (manuscript of title only) — (The tale is listed in Poe’s handwritten table of contents, but the text itself no longer survives. It was probably a modified version of the printed text from The Gift, and is presumably recorded, with perhaps a few additional changes made in proof, in Text-04)
  • Text-04 — “Eleonora” — May 24, 1845 — Broadway Journal — (Mabbott text B)  (This is Mabbott’s copy-text) (For Griswold’s 1850 reprinting of this text, see the entry below, under reprints.)

 

Reprints:

  • “Eleonora” — September 4, 1841 — Boston Notion  (from Text-01)
  • “Eleonora” — 1841 ? — Boston Daily Times  (This reprint was noted by P. K. Foley, but has not been verified. It would probably have been in early September.)
  • “Eleonora — A Fable” — September 15, 1841 — Robert’s Semi-Monthly Magazine, vol. II, no. 17, pp. 701-705   (from Text-01)
  • “Eleonora” — September 18, 1841 — New-York Weekly Tribune, vol. I, no. 1, front page, cols. 4-5  (from Text-01)
  • “Eleonora” — September 20, 1841 — New-York Daily Tribune  (from Text-01)
  • “Eleonora” — October 16, 1841 — Salt River Journal (Bowling Green, MO)  (vol. 9, no. 1, p. 1, cols. 3-5 and p. 2, col. 1) (from Text-01)
  • “Eleonora” — November 13, 1841 — The Literary Souvenir (Lowell, MA)  (from Text-01)
  • “Eleonora” — July 9, 1842 — The Literary Souvenir (Lowell, MA)  (from Text-01)
  • “Eleonora” — April 1843 — Ladies’ Cabinet of Fashion, Music & Romance (London), n.s. vol. IX, pp. 256-261 (without crediting Poe as the author)
  • Eleonora” — 1850 — WORKS — Griswold reprints Text-04  (Mabbott text C)
  • “Eleonora” — 1867 — Prose Tales of Edgar Allan Poe, first series (New York: W. J. Widdleton), pp. 446-452 (This collection is extracted from the 1850-1856 edition of Poe’s Works. It was reprinted several times.)
  • “Eleonora” — 1874 — Works of Edgar A. Poe, edited by J. H. Ingram, vol. 1, pp. 364-370 (This collection was subsequently reprinted in various forms)

 

Scholarly and Noteworthy Reprints:

  • “Eleonora” — 1894-1895 — The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 1: Tales, ed. G. E. Woodberry and E. C. Stedman, Chicago: Stone and Kimball (1:203-211)
  • Eleonora” — 1902 — The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 4: Tales III, ed. J. A. Harrison, New York: T. Y. Crowell (4:236-244, and 4:312-316)
  • Eleonora” — 1978 — The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 2: Tales & Sketches I, ed. T. O. Mabbott, Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (2:635-649)
  • “Eleonora” — 1984 — Edgar Allan Poe: Poetry and Tales, Patrick F. Quinn (New York: Library of America), pp. 468-473

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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:

  • “Éléonora” — 1862 — Contes inedts d‘Edgar Poe, Paris: J. Hetzel  (French translation by William L. Hughes)
  • “Éléonora” — (French translation by Charles Baudelaire)
    • “Éléonora” — March 10, 1859 — Revue française
    • “Éléonora” — November 15, 1861 — Revue fantaisiste
    • “Éléonora” — 1865 — Histoires grotesques et sérieuses, Paris: Michel Lévy frères
  • “[Eleonora]” — 1868 — Phantastiske Fortaellinger [Fantastic Tales], Copenhagen  (Danish translation by Robert Watt, noted by Anderson,  p. 15)
  • “Eleonora” — about 1930 — Fantastische Vertellingen van Edgar Allan Poe, Haarlem: H. D. Tjeenk Willink & Zoon (Dutch translation by Machiel Elias Barentz, with elaborate illustrations by Albert Hahn, somewhat reminiscent of those by Harry Clarke)
  • “Eleonora” — 2009 — Audio book (unabridged), read by Chris Aruffo

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Bibliography:

  • Anderson, Carl L., Poe in Northlight: The Scandanavian Response to His Life and Work, Durham, NC: Duke Unversity Press, 1973.
  • Bachinger, K. E., “How Sherwood Forest Became the Valley of Many-Colored Grass: Peacock’s Maid Marion as a Source for Poe’s ‘Eleonora’,” American Notes & Queries (1986), 24:72-75.
  • Baskett, Sam. S., “A Damsel with a Dulcimer: An Interpretation of Poe’s ‘Eleonora’,” Modern Language Notes (May 1958), 73:332-338.
  • Benton, Richard P., “Platonic Imagery in Poe’s ‘Eleonora’,” Nineteenth-Century Fiction (1967), 22:293-297.
  • 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.
  • Pollin, Burton R., “The Motto of Poe’s ‘Eleonora‘: Its Source and Significance,” in Discoveries in Poe, pp. 38-53.
  • Pollin, Burton R., “Poe’s Use of the Name Ermengarde in ‘Eleonora’,” Notes & Queries (Sept. 1970), 17:332-333.
  • Robinson, E. Arthur, “Cosmic Vision in Poe’s ‘Eleonora’,” Poe Studies (1976), 9:44-46.
  • Snow, Sinclair, “The Similarity of Poe’s ‘Eleonora’ to Bernadin de Saint-Pierre’s Paul et Virginie,” Romance Notes (Autumn 1963), 5:40-44.
  • Wyllie, John Cooke, “A List of the Texts of Poe’s Tales,” Humanistic Studies in Honor of John Calvin Metcalf, Charlottesville: University of Virginia, 1941, pp. 322-338.

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