Text: Robert A. Stewart (ed. J. A. Harrison), “Notes to Shadow -- A Parable,” The Complete Works of Edgar Allan PoeVol. II: Tales - part 01 (1902), p. 355


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SHADOW — A PARABLE (A FABLE).

SOUTHERN LITERARY MESSENGER, SEPTEMBER, 1835; 1840; BROADWAY JOURNAL, I, 22.

The text follows Broadway Journal.

Griswold shows very slight variations from the text.

The tale was slightly revised on each republication.

Variations of Southern Literary Messenger from the text.

Title. — Southern Literary Messenger, Shadow — A — Fable — by —

Motto not in Southern Literary Messenger, Page 147 l. 1 living: (,) l. 4 secret (many secret) l. 5 , ere (o. c.) l. 5 away, (o. c.) l. 6 , when seen, (o. c.) l. 16 heavens (cap.) l. 17 others, (o. c.) page 148 l. 3 greatly , (, greatly) l. 7 called Ptolemais (by the melancholy sea) l. 11 and, (o. c.) l. 11 workmanship, (o. c.) l. 12 room, (o. c.) l. 18 — heaviness (. Heaviness) l. 19 and, (o. c.) page 149 l. 6 enshrouded; — (—) l. 8 countenance, (o. c.) l. 11 haply (o.) l. 18 , rolling (o. c.) l. 19 chamber, (o. c.) l. 20 undistinguishable (indistinguishable) l. 23 , when (o. c.) l. 24 heaven, (Heaven) l. 30 of (o.) page 150 l. 20 many (a).

Variations of 1840 from above.

Page 147 l. 16 heavens (cap.) l. 17 others, (o. c.) page 148 l. 3 greatly, (, greatly) l. 7 called Ptolemais (by the melancholy sea) l. 11 and, (o. c.) page 149 l. 8 countenance, (o. c.) l. 11 haply (o.) l. 18 , rolling (o,c.) l. 19 chamber, (o. c.) l. 20 undistinguishable (indistinguishable) l. 23 , when (o. c.) l. 24 heaven, (Heaven) page 150 l. 20 many (a).

Variations of Griswold from text.

Page 148 l. 10 artizan (artisan) page 149 l. 26 And, (o. c.) l. 30 man, (o. c.) l. 30 of (o.).

 


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