Edgar Allan Poe — “A Tale of Jerusalem”





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Reading and Reference Texts:

Reading copy:

  • “A Tale of Jerusalem” — reading copy


Historical Texts:

Manuscripts and Authorized Printings:

  • Text-01 — “A Tale of Jerusalem” — 1832, no original manuscript or fragments are known to exist (but this version is presumably recorded in Text-02)
  • Text-02 — “A Tale of Jerusalem” — June 9, 1832 — Saturday Courier — (Mabbott text A)
  • Text-03 — “A Tale of Jerusalem” — April 1836 — Southern Literary Messenger — (Mabbott text B)
  • Text-04 — “A Tale of Jerusalem” — about 1839 — (although these pages in the Duane copy of the Southern Literary Messenger show no sign of changes, the version published in TGA shows numerous modifications, which suggests an intermediary form. It is likely, therefore, that Poe made changes in copies other than those which were ultimately owned by Duane, and that those copies have not been located and possibly have not survived. Poe appears to have attempted to erase his changes in the Duane copies, and it is possible that a copy exists in which these erased changes have been overlooked. This missing text is presumably reflected in text-05.)
  • Text-05 — “A Tale of Jerusalem” — 1840 — TGA — (Mabbott text C)
  • Text-06 — “A Pig Tale” — 1842 — manuscript title revision in TGAPP (This tale appeared in the second volume of TGAPP, which has not survived. Thus, these manuscript revisions are lost, but presumably recorded in Text-07)
  • Text-07 — “A Tale of Jerusalem” — September 20, 1845 — Broadway Journal — (Mabbott text D)  (This is Mabbott’s copy-text) (For Griswold’s 1850 reprinting of this text, see the entry below, under reprints.)



  • A Tale of Jerusalem” — 1850 — WORKS — Griswold reprints Text-06 (Mabbott text E)
  • “A Tale of Jerusalem” — 1867 — Prose Tales of Edgar Allan Poe, second series (New York: W. J. Widdleton), pp. 10-14 (This collection is extracted from the 1850-1856 edition of Poe’s Works. It was reprinted several times.)
  • “A Tale of Jerusalem” — 1874 — Works of Edgar A. Poe, edited by J. H. Ingram (vol. II, pp. 217-221) (This collection was subsequently reprinted in various forms)


Scholarly and Noteworthy Reprints:

  • “A Tale of Jerusalem” — 1894-1895 — The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 4: Tales, ed. G. E. Woodberry and E. C. Stedman, Chicago: Stone and Kimball (4:16-21)
  • A Tale of Jerusalem” — 1902 — The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 2: Tales I, ed. J. A. Harrison, New York: T. Y. Crowell (2:214-219, and 2:378-379)
  • A Tale of Jerusalem” — 1978 — The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 2: Tales & Sketches I, ed. T. O. Mabbott, Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (2:41-51)
  • “A Tale of Jerusalem” — 1984 — Edgar Allan Poe: Poetry and Tales, Patrick F. Quinn (New York: Library of America), pp. 147-150


Comparative Texts:

Instream Comparative Texts:

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Plain Text Files for Juxta:

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Associated Material and Special Versions:

Miscellaneous Texts and Related Items:

  • “Un événement à Jérusalem” — (French translation by Charles Baudelaire)
    • “Un événement à Jérusalem” — March 20, 1859 — Revue française
    • “Un événement à Jérusalem” — 1865 — Histoires grotesques et sérieuses, Paris: Michel Lévy frères



  • 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. (The best overall bibliography of Poe, although it does contain errors and is somewhat outdated.)
  • 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. (Second printing 1979)
  • Quinn, Patrick F., ed., Poetry and Tales, New York: The Library of America, 1978. (A good basic collection, although there are errors in some of the texts.)
  • Varner, J. G., “Poe’s ‘Tale of Jerusalem,’ and The Talmud,” American Book Collector, February 1935, 6:56-57
  • Wyllie, John Cooke, “A List of the Texts of Poe’s Tales,” Humanistic Studies in Honor of John Calvin Metcalf, Charlottesville: University of Virginia, 1941, pp. 322-338.


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