Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Release Date: 2012-12-05
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
In placing before the public this collection of Edgar Poe's poetical works, it is requisite to point out in what respects it differs from, and is superior to, the numerous collections which have preceded it. Until recently, all editions, whether American or English, of Poe's poems have been verbatim reprints of the first posthumous collection, published at New York in 1850. In 1874 I began drawing attention to the fact that unknown and unreprinted poetry by Edgar Poe was in existence. Most, if not all, of the specimens issued in my articles have since been reprinted by different editors and publishers, but the present is the first occasion on which all the pieces referred to have been garnered into one sheaf. Besides the poems thus alluded to, this volume will be found to contain many additional pieces and extra stanzas, nowhere else published or included in Poe's works. Such verses have been gathered from printed or manuscript sources during a research extending over many years.In addition to the new poetical matter included in this volume, attention should, also, be solicited on behalf of the notes, which will be found to contain much matter, interesting both from biographical and bibliographical points of view. John H. Ingram...
This volume contains a complete collection of poetry written by the seminal Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelly. Shelley’s poetry is infused with his belief in the power of human love and his faith in the perpetual improvement and ultimate progress of human kind. His lyric poems, for which he is famous, are exquisite in their beauty, profundity, and masterful composure. This collection would make for a worthy addition to any bookshelf, and is highly recommended for all poetry lovers. The poems contained herein include: "Queen Mab: A Philosophical Poem", "To Harriet", "Alastor: Or, the Spirit of Solitude", "Alastor, The Revolt of Islam", "Canto First", "Canto Second", etcetera - as well as substantial introductory notes. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.