logo_house_purpleDetermining the exact dates of composition for Poe’s works is often complicated since some early works were rejected by publishers for several years. Chief among these were the eleven stories Poe had written as a collection he called “Tales From the Folio Club.” Although it was always Poe’s intent that these stories would be printed as a set, with each tale reflecting a different narrator in the style of Chaucer’s “Canterbury Tales,” he was unable to find a publisher and was forced by financial necessity to print them out of context as individual pieces. It is reasonable to assume that the following items were written during his stay on Amity Street.

Stories:

  • MS. Found in a Bottle (Baltimore Saturday Visiter, October 26, 1833)
  • The Visionary (Submitted to the Baltimore Saturday Visiter in 1833. First published in Godey’s Lady’s Book for Jan. 1834)
  • Lion-izing. A Tale (Southern Literary Messenger, May 1835)
  • Shadow-A Parable (Southern Literary Messenger, September 1835)
  • Siope. A Fable (Manuscript before May 4, 1833. First published in The Baltimore Book, a Christmas and New Year’s Present, 1838)
  • Berenice — A Tale (Southern Literary Messenger, March, 1835)
  • Morella (Manuscript, about 1835. First published in Southern Literary Messenger, April 1835)
  • King Pest the First. A Tale containing an Allegory (Mabbott assigns a probable date of 1834. First published in Southern Literary Messenger, September 1835)
  • Hans Pfaall — A Tale (Manuscript presumed as April or May, 1835;Southern Literary Messenger, June, 1835)

Poems:

Reviews and Editorial Items:

  • “[Review of R. M. Bird’s Calavar]” (Southern Literary Messenger, February 1835)
  • “[Review of Laughton Osborn’s Confessions of a Poet]” (Southern Literary Messenger, April 1835)
  • “[Review of J. P. Kennedy’s Horse-Shoe Robinson]” (Southern Literary Messenger, May 1835)
  • “[Notice of the 8th issue (April) of the Southern Literary Messenger]” (The Baltimore Republican and Commercial Advertiser, May 14, 1835)
  • “[Review of R. M. Bird’s The Infidel]” (Southern Literary Messenger, June 1835)
  • “[Notice of the 9th issue (May) of the Southern Literary Messenger]” (The Baltimore Republican and Commercial Advertiser, June 13, 1835)
  • “[Notice of the 9th issue (May) of the Southern Literary Messenger]” (The Baltimore American, June 15, 1835)
  • “[Notice of the 10th issue (June) of the Southern Literary Messenger]” (The Baltimore Republican and Commercial Advertiser, July 10 1835)

Source: Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore

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