The Raven; with literary and historical commentary

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The Raven; with literary and historical commentary  (1885) 
Edgar Allan Poe, John Henry Ingram, et al.

THE RAVEN

BY

EDGAR ALLAN POE


WITH

Literary and historical Commentary

BY

JOHN H. INGRAM


LONDON

GEORGE REDWAY

York Street Covent Garden


1885

DRYDEN PRESS:
J. DAVY AND SONS, 137, LONG ACRE, LONDON.

To

Paris,

Berlin,

and

New York,

Translator of and Commentators on

This Volume is Inscribed by

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PREFACE.

The Raven; with literary and historical commentary - preface, initial.pngdgar Poe's Raven may safely be termed the most popular lyrical poem in the world. It has appeared in all shapes and styles, from the little penny Glasgow edition to the magnificent folios of Mallarmé in Paris and Stedman in New York. The journals of America and Europe are never weary of quoting it, either piece-meal or in extenso, and no collection of modern poetry would be deemed complete without it. It has been translated and commented upon by the leading literati of two continents, and an entire literature has been founded upon it. To make known that literature, and to present the cream of it in a comprehensive and available form, is the object of this little volume.

John H. Ingram.

April, 1885.

CONTENTS.

PAGE
Genesis 1
The Raven, with Variorum Readings 17
History 24
Isadore 35
Translations: French 40
 " German 58
 " Hungarian 74
 " Latin 79
Fabrications 84
Parodies 94
Bibliography 123
Index 124