Text: Burton R. Pollin, “Pym (Variants),” The Collected Writings of Edgar Allan Poe — Vol. I: Imaginary Voyages (1981/1994), pp. 211-214 (This material is protected by copyright)


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VARIANT READINGS IN THE SOUTHERN LITERARY MESSENGER

[The superscript lower case letters in the text refer to the following variants for the Southern Literary Messenger. All editorial comments are in italics. Two letters linked by suspension points designate a phrase or passage in the text, with the first letter closely preceding the phrase. A single precedent superscript letter indicates an omitted sentence or a division break in the Messenger. All accidentals are recorded.]

1.1a  every thing

1.1b  means, he

1.1c  staid

1.1d  fourteen,

1.1e  Academy

1.1f  sea-captain

1.1g  him

1.1h  island

1.1i  world

1.2j  First sentence omitted

1.2 k    quietly,

1.2 1    up,)

1.2 m    favorite

1.2 n    south-west

1.2 o    cooly (error)

1.2 p    however;

1.2 q    ecstacy (probable error)

1.3 r    lumber yard

1.3 s    Co. and

1.4 t    south-west

1.4 u    once, that

1.4 v    excessively,

1.4 ww . . . ww    wind too

1.4 x    “By and bye,”

1.4 y    by and bye.”

1.4 z    is

1.4 a    stammered

1.4 b    glazed,

1.4 c    had suspected

1.4 d    highly concentrated

1.4 e    demeanor [column 2:]

1.4 f    situation,

1.5 g    day-break

1.5 h    to;

1.5 i    steady;

1.5 jj . . . jj    and, gradually,

1.5 k    fearfully,

1.5 1    and,

1.5 m    freedom,

1.5 n    boat,

1.5 o    drowning,

1.5 p    fell)

1.5 q    ring-bolt

1.5 r    every thing

1.7 s    rough looking

1.7 t    look out

1.7 uu . . . uu    up, rubbed, for a moment,

1.7 v    farther

1.7 w    look out

1.7 xx . . . xx    and after a while

1.7 y    egg-shells,

1.7 z    nonsense,

1.7 a    hung

1.7 b    and,

1.7 c    word

1.7 d    Yet

1.8 e    stays

1.8 f    bottom,

1.8 g    fastened)

1.8 h    that,

1.8 i    behavior

1.9 j    afterwards

1.9 k    Indeed [page 212:]

1.10 1    ring-bolt,

1.10 m    have been

1.10 n    fragments

1.10 o    wrapped,

1.11 p    folds,

1.11 q    afterwards

1.11 r    upwards,

1.11 s    surface

1.11 t    wind

1.11 u    endeavored

1.11 v    death,

1.11 w    half,)

1.12 x    conversations,

1.12 y    me

2 (chap. numeral) z    Chap. division omitted

2.1 a    related,

2.1 b    color,

2.1 c    picturesqueness,

2.1 d    ocean,

2.1 e    gloomy

2.1 f    strange

2.1 g    long life-time

2.1 h    grey

2.1 ii . . . ii    been since

2.1 jj . . . jj    probable indeed

2.2 kk . . . kk    During the four months immediately succeeding

2.2 1    sea-worthy

2.2 m    ready

2.2 n    design,

2.2 o    hazards,

2.2 p    occasion,

2.3 q    conference

2.3 r    manner

2.3 s    every thing

2.3 tt . . . tt    April, (April 1827)

2.3 u    that

2.3 v    (his sons.) (error)

2.3 w    inditing

2.3 x    hiding place

2.3 y    cabin,

2.3 z    father

2.3 a    Arthur Gordon Pym. all in large capitals, / NO II. (the name the rest in small capitals) inserted [column 2:] after this paragraph

2.4 b    April

2.4 c    every thing

2.4 d    written,

2.4 e    but

2.4 f    favor

2.4 g    distance

2.4 h    recognized

2.4 i    corner

2.4 j    appear

2.4 k    me

2.4 1    grandfather?

2.4 m    why, —

2.4 n    could

2.4 oo . . . oo    tones, “Sir!

2.4 p    me

2.4 q    recollection,

2.4 rr . . . rr    teeth “wont (error)

2.4 s    good for nothing

2.5 t    steerage

2.5 u    whaling vessel.

2.5 v    state-rooms,

2.5 w    carpet,

2.5 x    state-rooms

2.5 yy . . . yy    and in short

2.5 z    bulk-heads.

2.5 a    bulk-heads,

2.5 b    room —

2.6 cc . . . cc    up, where it joined the shifting-boards, sufficiently

2.6 d    tacks)

2.6 e    state-room,

2.7 f    high

2.7 g    oil casks

2.7 hh . . . hh    these again

2.7 i    matting

2.7 j    around,

2.7 k    ship furniture,

2.7 1    barrels

2.7 m    afterwards

2.7 n    labor,

2.8 oo . . . oo    me at the same time

2.8 p    things

2.8 qq . . . qq    pen ink and paper, (error)

2.8 rr . . . rr    This he said extended (error)

2.8 s    hiding place [page 213:]

2.8 t    hold

2.8 u    trap-door

2.8 v    state-room.

2.8 w    April

2.9 x    hiding-place,

2.9 yy . . . yy    it all, (error)

2.9 z    any thing

2.9 a    way

2.9 b    above board

2.9 c    you

2.10 d    idea

2.10 e    Expedition

2.12 f    meantime

2.12 g    sound

2.12 hh . . . hh    except indeed

2.12 i    satisfied

2.12 j    larboard

2.12 kk . . . kk    sailing, all along,

2.12 1    neighborhood

2.12 m    endeavor

2.12 n    state-room.

2.12 o    miseries

2.12 p    pillows

2.12 q    deserts

2.12 r    limitless

2.12 s    grey

2.12 t    mercy

2.12 uu . . . uu    stood naked and alone

2.12 v    sand plains

2.12 w    feet

2.12 xx . . . xx    dream then

2.12 yy . . . yy    Now at least

2.13 zz . . . zz    neither have

2.13 a    eye-balls

2.13 b    body —

2.13 c    when

2.13 d    whine

2.13 e    eagerness

2.13 f    re-animation.

2.14 g    but

2.14 h    degrees

2.14 i    and,

2.14 j    round

2.14 k    afterwards,

2.14 1    street robber

2.15 m    down —

2.15 n    time —

2.15 o    water —

2.15 p    burned [column 2:]

2.15 q    so,

2.15 r    found,

2.15 s    but

2.15 t    expected,

2.15 u    them,)

2.16 v    attempt,

2.16 ww . . . ww    remain, for some minutes,

2.16 x    forward,

2.16 y    exertions,

2.16 z    ship furniture.

2.16 a    quit

2.16 b    endeavor,

2.17 c    foot-hold

2.17 d    labor,

2.17 ee . . . ee    prizing it entirely off,

2.17 f    line,

2.17 g    touch,

2.17 h    state-room.

2.17 i    efforts —

2.18 j    closely,

2.18 k    state-room;

2.18 1    pen-blade

2.18 m    mind,

2.19 n    behavior

2.19 o    injury,

2.19 p    afterwards,

2.19 q    hand

2.19 r    finger

3.1 s    Chapter division omitted

3.1 t    happened,

3.1 u    away,

3.1 v    endeavored

3.1 w    articles —

3.1 x    endeavored

3.1 y    and

3.1 z    box,

3.1 a    Now

3.1 b    it,

3.1 c    windings)

3.2 d    dark,

3.2 e    that,

3.2 f    directly

3.2 g    farther

3.2 hh . . . hh    disquieting, to no purpose,

3.2 i    precisely,

3.2 j    opium, [page 214:]

3.2 k    dreamer,

3.2 1    surface,

3.3 m    once,

3.3 n    energy,

3.3 oo . . . oo    and indeed

3.3 p    sea biscuit;

3.3 qq . . . qq    and, in every respect,

3.3 r    fact,

3.3 s    rage,

3.3 t    any thing

3.3 u    slip. (error)

3.4 v    gotten,

3.4 w    endeavored

3.4 x    famous,)

3.4 y    Luckily

3.4 z    clue

3.4 a    in

3.4 b    nothing,

3.4 c    fore-finger in SLM; fore- ends line in 1838.

3.4 d    followed it (error in 1838, editorially corrected)

3.4 e    other

3.4 f    M.S. (error)

3.5 g    appear!

3.6 h    felt,

3.7 i    troubles

3.7 j    head-ach (error)

3.7 k    another,

3.7 1    demeanor

3.8 m    In afterwards,

3.8 n    behavior

3.8 o    undertone,

3.8 p    water,

3.8 q    hold,

3.8 r    dispatch

3.8 s    carving knife

3.8 t    knees [column 2:]

3.8 u    gotten

3.8 v    mind

3.8 w    ground.

3.9 x    endeavored

3.9 y    voice

3.9 z    dead

3.10 a    word,

3.10 b    “Hush! —

3.10 c    agitation,

3.10 d    draught,

3.10 e    luxuries,

4.1 f    Chapter division omitted

4.1 g    April

4.1 h    period

4.1 i    state-rooms,

4.1 j    days

4.1 k    every thing

4.1 l    stay,

4.1 m    down,

4.1 n    state-room

4.1 o    fish oil

4.1 p    whaling-vessel,

4.2 q    me,

4.2 r    meanwhile

4.2 s    determined

4.2 t    points,

4.2 u    state-room.

4.2 v    threshold,

4.3 w    companion way

4.3 x    eyeing

4.3 y    state-rooms

4.3 z    Beside

4.3 a    you! —

4.3 b    that! —

4.3 c    last,

4.3 dd . . . dd    by neither

4.3 e    villainy

4.3 f    backs,

 


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Notes:

None.


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