Title: The Raven
Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Commentator: Edmund C. Stedman
Illustrator: Gustave Dore
Release Date: November 30, 2005 [EBook #17192]
Character set encoding: ASCII
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Produced by Jason Isbell, Melissa Er-Raqabi and the
Distributed Proofreading Team at http://www.pgdp.net.
In the List of Illustrations I restored a missing
single quote after “Lenore!”:
“‘Wretch,’ I cried, ’thy God hath lent thee—by these angels he hath sent thee
Respite—respite and nepenthe from thy memories of Lenore!’”
The List of Illustrations uses ‘visitor’ where the poem and the actual illustration use ‘visiter’.
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Edgar Allan Poe
by Gustave Dore
WITH COMMENT BY EDMUND C. STEDMAN
Harper & Brothers, publishers, Franklin
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year
Harper & Brothers,
In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.
All rights reserved.
Title-page, designed by Elihu Vedder. Frederick Juengling.
“Nevermore.” H. Claudius, G.J. Buechner.
ANATKH. H. Claudius.
“Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered,
weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore.”
“Ah, distinctly I remember, it was in the bleak
And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.”
“Eagerly I wished the morrow; vainly I had sought
From my books surcease of sorrow—sorrow for the lost Lenore.”
“Sorrow for the lost Lenore.” W. Zimmermann.
“For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels
Nameless here for evermore.”
“’’T is some visitor entreating
entrance at my chamber door—
Some late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door.’”