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The Works of Edgar Allan Poe; With an Introduction and a Memoir by Richard Henry Stoddard

TitleThe Works of Edgar Allan Poe; With an Introduction and a Memoir by Richard Henry Stoddard

AuthorEdgar Allan Poe

Editing placeNew York

EditorialA. C. Armstrong & Son


IllustratorCharles Adams Platt , Frederick Stuart Church , Robert Swain Gifford

Edition typeAnthology (English)



LibraryBUCLM 821-8 POE wor (1-6)


Number of pages499

Size (in cms)20,5 x 15

Works included
[Catholic] Hymn
A Chapter on Autography
A Descent into the Maelström
A Dream (Poem)
A Dream within a Dream
A Predicament
A Sucession of Sundays (Three Sundays in a Week)
A Tale of Jerusalem
A Tale of the Ragged Mountains
A Valentine
Al Aaraaf
Amelia Bell Welby
An enigma
Anastatic Printing
Ann S. Stephens
Anna Cora Mowatt
Annabel Lee
Anne C. Lynch
Bayard Taylor
Bridal Ballad ('Song of the Newly-Wedded')
Captain Frederick Marryatt [Francis Marryatt; review of Joseph Rushbrook, or the Poacher]
Caroline M. Kirkland
Catherine M. Sedgwick
Charles Anthon
Charles Dickens [Review of Barnaby Rudge]
Charles F. Briggs
Charles Fenno Hoffman
Charles James Lever
Christopher Pease Cranch
Cornelius Mathews
Death of Edgar A. Poe by N. P. Willis
Diddling Considered as One of the Exact Sciences
Dream Land
Edgar Allan Poe by James Russell Lowell
Edwin Percy Whipple [E. P. Whipple and Other Critics]
Elizabeth Barrett Barrett
Elizabeth Bogart
Elizabeth Frieze Ellet
Elizabeth Oakes Smith
Emma C. Embury
Epes Sargent
Epimanes (Four Beasts in One)
Evart Augustus Duyckinck
Fifty Suggestions
Fitz-Greene Halleck
Flaccus [Thomas Ward]
For Annie
Frances Sargent Osgood
Freeman Hunt
George B. Cheever
George Bush
George H. Colton
George Pope Morris
Griswold´s American Poetry [Review of The Poets and Poetry of America]
Gulian C. Verplanck
Henry Cockton
Henry Beck Hirst
Henry Cary
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow [Longfellow´s Ballads]
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow [Mr. Longfellow and Other Plagiarists]
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow [Mr. Longfellow, Mr. Willis and the American Drama]
James Aldrich
James Fenimore Cooper [Review of Wyandotte, or the Hutted Knoll]
James Lawson
James Russell Lowell [Review of A Fable for Critics]
Joel Tyler Headley
John Gardiner Calkins Brainard
John W. Francis
King Pest. A Tale Containing an Allegory
Landor´s Cottage
Laughton Osborn
Letter to B---
Lewis Gaylord Clark
Life in Death (The Oval Portrait)
Life of Edgar Allan Poe by R. H. Stoddard
Loss of Breath
Lydia M. Child
Maelzel's Chess Player
Magazine-Writing — Peter Snook
Margaret Miller Davidson & Lucretia Maria Davidson
Mary E. Hewitt
Mary Gove
Mellonta Tauta
Mesmeric Revelation
MS. Found in a Bottle
Nathaniel Hawthorne [Tale-Writing — Nathaniel Hawthorne]
Nathaniel Parker Willis
Never Bet the Devil your Head (a Tale with a Moral)
Piero Maroncelli
Politian (Scenes from). An Unpublished Drama
Prosper M. Wetmore
Ralph Hoyt
Review of Lambert A. Wilmer´s The Quacks of Helicon
Review of Stephens´s Incidents of Travels in Egypt, Arabia Petraea and the Holy Land
Review of Washington Irving´s Astoria
Richard Adams Locke
Richard Hengst Horne
Robert Montgomery Bird
Robert Walsh [Review of Didactics]
Rufus Dawes
Sarah [Stella; Estelle] Anna Lewis
Sarah Margaret Fuller
Seba Smith
Shadow - A Parable
Silence - A Fable
Some Secrets of the Magazine Prison-House
Some Words with a Mummy
Song (I Saw Thee on thy Bridal Day)
Sonnet – Silence
Sonnet – To Science
Spirits of the Dead
The Angel of the Odd
The Assignation
The Balloon Hoax
The Bells
The Black Cat
The Business Man
The Cask of Amontillado
The City in the Sea
The Coliseum
The Colloquy of Monos and Una
The Conqueror Worm
The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion
The Devil in the Belfry
The Domain of Arnheim
The Duc de L’Omelette
The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar
The Fall of the House of Usher
The Genius of Poe
The Gold-Bug
The Haunted Palace
The Imp of the Perverse
The Island of the Fay
The Lake -- To-
The Literary Life of Thingum Bob, Esq (Late Editor of the "Goosethingumfoodle")
The Man of the Crowd
The Man that was Used Up
The Masque of the Red Death
The Murders in the Rue Morgue
The Mystery of Marie Roget. A Sequel to ‘The Murders in the Rue Morgue’
The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym
The Oblong Box
The Philosophy of Composition
The Philosophy of Furniture
The Pit and the Pendulum
The Poetic Principle
The Power of Words
The Premature Burial
The Psyche Zenobia (How to Write a Blackwood Article)
The Purloined Letter
The Rationale of Verse
The Raven
The Sleeper
The Spectacles
The Sphinx
The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether
The Tell-Tale Heart
The Thousand-and-Second Tale of Scheherazade
The Unparalleled Adventure of one Hans Pfaall
The Valley of Unrest
Thomas Babington Macaulay
Thomas Dunn Brown [English]
Thomas Moore [Review of Alciphron: A Poem (Fancy and Imagination)]
Thou Art the Man
To Elmira
To F... S S. O... D (To Frances S. Osgood)
To F[rances]
To Helen
To Helen Whitman
To M – (“I heed not”)
To M. L. S. (To Mary Louise Shew)
To Marie Louise
To My Mother (Sonnet – To My Mother)
To One in Paradise
To the River [Po]
To Zante (Sonnet — To Zante)
Von Kempelen and his Discovery
Why the Little Frenchman Wears his Hand in a Sling
William Cullen Bryant
William Ellery Channing (the younger)
William Gilmore Simms
William Kirkland
William M. Gillespie
William Ross Wallace
William Wilberforce Lord
William Wilson
X-ing a Paragrab

Works illustrated
Mellonta Tauta
The Devil in the Belfry
The Domain of Arnheim
The Fall of the House of Usher
The Gold-Bug
The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym

Bibliographic referencesCORREOSO RODENAS 35-36; DROST 27, 211-212, 291; GONZÁLEZ MORENO 115-116; POLLIN 245 (1167); RIGAL ARAGÓN-GONZÁLEZ MORENO 49-220

DescriptionFirst North American illustrated edition of the complete works of Edgar A. Poe. It contains: Vol. I: "The Genius of Poe", "Life of Edgar Allan Poe" by R. H. Stoddard, "Edgar Allan Poe" by James Russell Lowell, "Death of Edgar A. Poe" by N. P. Willis, "The Poetic Principle"," The Rationale of Verse" and poems; Vols. II-III: tales and "Narrative of A. Gordon Pym"; Vol. IV: tales and essays; Vols. V-VI: “Eureka”, “The Philosophy of Composition”, “Marginalia”, “A Chapter on Autographs” and “The Literati”.
It includes seven etchings by Robert Swain Gifford, Frederick Stuart Church, and Charles Adams Platt, plus a portrait of Poe. This portrait, engraved on steel by an anonymous engraver, reproduces the “Ultima Thule” daguerreotype by Edwin H. Manchester (November 9, 1848). Each title page also includes a wood engraved vignette featuring Poe's cottage at Fordham.
It also presents six facsimiles on fold-out sheets of: 1) letter from E. A. Poe to Washington Poe (August 15); 2) letter from E. A. Poe to T. C. Clarke (March 11, 1843); 3) letter from E. A. Poe to N. P. Willis (November 12); 4) letter from E. A. Poe to Mr. Pabodie (December 4, 1848); 5) letter from Maria Clemm to Washington Poe (February 17, 1857); and 6) manuscript of “The Bells”.
Blue cloth hardcover binding.

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