The Bells – Edgar Allan Poe (1881)

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The Bells – Edgar Allan Poe (1881)

S$108.00

Title: The Bells
Author: Edgar Allan Poe, various illustrators.
Publisher: The John C. Winston Co, Philadelphia, 1881.
Condition: Cloth spine and paper over boards. Paper scraped off at the edges, and wear to cover. Interior pages tanned, but clean, unmarked. Binding tight. Black and white illustrations on every page, accompanying the poem.

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About the book (from Wikipedia):

“The Bells” is a heavily onomatopoeic poem by Edgar Allan Poe which was not published until after his death in 1849. It is perhaps best known for the diacopic use of the word “bells.” The poem has four parts to it; each part becomes darker and darker as the poem progresses from “the jingling and the tinkling” of the bells in part 1 to the “moaning and the groaning” of the bells in part 4.

HEAR the sledges with the bells,
Silver bells!
What a world of merriment their melody foretells!
How they tinkle, tinkle, tinkle,
In the icy air of night!
While the stars, that oversprinkle
All the heavens, seem to twinkle
With a crystalline delight;
Keeping time, time, time,
In a sort of Runic rhyme,
To the tintinnabulation that so musically wells
From the bells, bells, bells, bells,
Bells, bells, bells—
From the jingling and the tinkling of the bells