EDGAR ALIAN POE

CHRONOLOGY
1809 Born in Boston, son of actor and actress, 1811 Parents died. Poe adopted by Mr. John Allan of Richmond, Virginia.
1815-20 Schooling in England.
1824 Tragic death of Jane Stith Stanard, mother of a schoolmate, the "Helen" of his famous poem.
1826 Attended University of Virginia. Left after one term, heavily in debt.
1827 Quarreled with Allan, went to Boston. Tamerlane and Other Poems.
1827-29 In army. Allan secured a discharge for him.
1829 At Aaraaf, Tamerlane, and Minor Poems, his second volume.
1830-31 At West Point. Dismissed for disobedience.
1831 Poems.
1831-35 Baltimore.
1833 Prize from a Baltimore paper for "MS. Found in a Bottle," a short story.
1835-37 Richmond. Began to write for Southern Literary Messenger, as assistant editor.
1836 Married Virginia Clemm, his thirteen-year- old cousin.
1837 Went with wife and mother-in-law to New York, where he earned a scanty living, chiefly doing hack work.
1838-44 Philadelphia.
1838 "Ligeia" appeared in Baltimore Museum.
1839 Associate editor of Burton's Gentleman's Magazine. Contributed, among other things, "The Fall of the House of Usher".
1840 Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque.
1841-42 Edited Graham's Magazine, contributed "The Murders of the Rue Morgue".
1843 "The Gold Bug".
1844 New York. Connected with Evening Mirror.
1845 Publication of "The Raven" made him famous. Editor of the Broadway Journal, engaged in "Longfellow war". Tales. The Raven and Other Poems.
1847 Wife died. Poverty. "Ulalume."
1848 Eureka:A Prose Poem.
1849 Died in Baltimore, October 7.

BIBLIOGRAPHY
I. BIBLIOGRAPHY
Cambridge History of A American Literature, II, 452- 468. (An excellent bibliography, but includes items only to 1918.)
Campbell, Killis. "The Poe Canon", in The Mind of Poe. Cambridge: 1933, pp. 187-238. Also "Gleanings in the Bibliography of Poe", Modern Language Notes, XXXII, 267-272 ( May, 1917); Poe's Short Stories ( New York: 1927), pp. xxix-xxxvi; "Recent Books about Poe", Studies in Philology, XXIV, 474-479 ( July, 1927).
Engel, C. E. "L'état des travaux sur Edgar Allan Poe, en France", Modern Philology, XXIX, 482-485.
Heartman, C. F., and Rede, Kenneth. A Census of First:Editions and Source Materials by Edgar Allan Poe in American Collections. 2 vols. Metuchen, N. J.: 1932. (Vol. I includes "A Bibliographical Check List of First Editions"; Vol. II, "Edgar Allan Poe's Contribution to Annuals and Periodicals:"a Check List.) Robertson, J. W. A Bibliography of the Writings of Edgar A Poe. San Francisco: 1934. 2 voIs. (Chronological list, 1827-1850. The latest bibliography, including many obscurd items. David Randall 's review, Publishers' Weekly, CXXV, 1540-1543 [ Apr. 21, 1934] is valuable for the inaccuracies it corrects in Robertson.)
II. Text
Campbell, Killis (ed.) The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe. Boston: 1917. (Indispensable. Contains scholarly notes of great value.)
Griswold, R. W. (ed.) The Works of the Late Edgar Allan Poe. New York: 1849-1856, 1858, etc. 4 vols.
Harrison, J. A. (ed.) The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe. New York: 1902. 17 vols. (The Virginia Edition. By all odds the best edition.)
——— Last Letters of Edgar Allan Poe to Sarah Helen Whitman. New York: 1909.
Ingram, J. H. (ed.) The Works of Edgar Allan Poe. 4 vols. Edinburgh: 1874-1875.
Mabbott, T. O. (ed.) Politian, an Unfinished Tragedy. Richmond: 1923. (With useful notes, presenting some new information.)
Richardson, C. F. (ed.) The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe. New York: 1902. 10 vols.
Spannuth, J. E., and Mabbott, T. O. (eds.) Doings in Gotham, as described in a Series of Letters to the Editors of the Columbia Spy; together with various Editorial Comments and Criticisms by Poe; also a Poem entitled New Year's Address of the Carriers of the Columbia Spy." Now first collected by Jacob E. Spannuth; with a Preface, Introduction and Comments by T. O. Mabbott. Pottsville, Pa.: 1929.
Stanard, Mary N. (ed.) Edgar Allan Poe Letters Till Now Unpublished, in the Valentine Museum, Richmond, Virginia. Philadelphia: 1925. (With introduction and commentary.)
Stedman, E. C., and Woodberry, G. E. (eds.) The Works of Edgar Allan Poe. Chicago: 1894-1895; New York: 1914. 10 vols. (The critical introductions are good, as well as most of the texts;

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  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • Contents ix
  • Philip Freneau 1
  • William Cullen Bryant 61
  • John Greenleaf Whittier 105
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson 191
  • Edgar Allan Poe 243
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