Edgar Allan Poe — “Instinct Versus Reason — A Black Cat”


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Reading and Reference Texts:

Reading copy:

  • “Instinct Versus Reason — A Black Cat” — reading copy

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Historical Texts:

Manuscripts and Authorized Printings:

  • Text-01 — “Instinct vs Reason — A Black Cat” — 1840, no original manuscript or fragments are known to exist (but this version is presumably recorded in Text-02)
  • Text-02 — “Instinct vs Reason — A Black Cat” — January 29, 1840 — Alexander’s Weekly Messenger — (Mabbott’s copy-text)

 

Reprints:

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Scholarly and Noteworthy Reprints:

  • “Instinct vs Reason — A Black Cat” — April 1942 — Clarence S. Brigham, “Edgar Allan Poe’s Contributions to Alexander’s Weekly Messenger,” Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society  (Brigham’s full article was reprinted as a separate item in 1943, with this eassay appearing on pp. 29-32)
  • “Instinct vs Reason — A Black Cat” — 1978 — The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 2: Tales and Sketches, 1831-1840, ed. T. O. Mabbott, Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press  (2:477-480)
  • “Instinct vs Reason — A Black Cat” — 1984 — Edgar Allan Poe: Poetry and Tales, Patrick F. Quinn (New York: Library of America), pp. 370-372

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Comparative Texts:

Instream Comparative Texts:

  • None

 

Plain Text Files for Juxta:

  • None

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Associated Material and Special Versions:

Miscellaneous Texts and Related Items:

  • “Instinct vs. Reason” — 2007 — Audio book (unabridged), read by Chris Aruffo (part of a 5-CD set)

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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 (Vols 2-3 Tales and Sketches), Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1978.

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