Edgar Allan Poe — “Impromptu — To Kate Carol”


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Reading and Reference Texts:

Reading copy:

  • “Impromptu — To Kate Carol” — reading copy

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Historical Texts:

Manuscripts and Authorized Printings:

  • Text-01 — “Impromptu. To Kate Carol” — April 1845, no original manuscript or fragments are known to exist (but this version is presumably recorded in Text-02)
  • Text-02 — “Impromptu. To Kate Carol” — April 26, 1845 — Broadway Journal — (Mabbott text A)  (This is Mabbott’s copy-text)

 

Reprints:

  • “Impromptu. To Kate Carol” — May 10, 1845 — Hartford Times (Hartford, CT), p. 1 (the source is not acknowledged)
  • “Impromptu. To Kate Carol” — May 22, 1845 — Indiana State Sentinel (Indianapolis, IN), vol. 4, no. 48, p. 4, near the top of col. 1. (the source is not acknowledged)
  • “Impromptu. To Kate Carol” — June 1845 — Vermont Family Visitor (Montpelier, VT), vol. I, no. 1, p. 17, bottom of col. 1. (the source is not acknowledged, although two further poems are reprinted from the Broadway Journal in subsequent issues, and both are acknowledged.)
  • “Impromptu. To Kate Carol” — May 31, 1845 — North-Carolinian (Fayetteville, NC), p. 4 (the source is not acknowledged)
  • Impromptu. To Kate Carol” — 1926 — Edgar Allan Poe: The Man, by Mary E. Phillips, Chicago: John C. Winston Co., 2 vols. (2:1008)

 

Scholarly and Noteworthy Reprints:

  • “Impromptu. To Kate Carol” — 1911 — The Complete Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. J. H. Whitty, Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co, p. 147
  • “Impromptu. To Kate Carol” — 1917 — The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. Killis Campbell, Boston: Ginn and Company (p. 143, and p. 302, although in the first issue of this edition the poem appears on p. 142.)
  • Impromptu — To Kate Carol” — 1969 — The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 1: Poems, ed. T. O. Mabbott, Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (1:379-380)

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Bibliography:

  • Heartman, Charles F. and James R. Canny, A Bibliography of First Printings of the Writings of Edgar Allan Poe, Hattiesburg, MS: The Book Farm, 1943.
  • Mabbott, Thomas Ollive, ed., The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe (Vol 1 Poems), Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1969.
  • Varner, John Grier, “Note On a Poem Attributed to Poe,” American Literature, vol. VIII, March 1936, pp. 66-68.

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