Edgar Allan Poe — “Shadow — A Parable”


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Commentary:

Characters:

  • Oinos (narrator) - The narrator of this story is the chiefly an observer.
  • Zolius - Under development.
  • etc. - Under development.

Setting:

Location - Under development.

Date - Under development.

Summary:

Under development.


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Reading and Reference Texts:

Reading copy:

  • “Shadow — A Parable” — reading copy

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Historical Texts:

Manuscripts and Authorized Printings:

  • Text-01 — “Shadow. A Fable” — 1835, no original manuscript or fragments are known to exist (but this version is presumably recorded in Text-02)
  • Text-02 — “Shadow. A Fable” — September 1835 — Southern Literary Messenger — (Mabbott text A)
  • Text-03 — “Shadow. A Fable” — about 1839 — manuscript revisions in Duane copy of Southern Literary Messenger — (Mabbott text B)
  • Text-04 — “Shadow. A Fable” — 1840 — TGA — (Mabbott text C)
  • Text-05 — “Shadow. A Parable” — 1842 — TGAPP — (Mabbott text D)  (This version is a modified form of Text-04)
  • Text-06 — “Shadow. A Parable” — May 31, 1845 — Broadway Journal — (Mabbott text E) (For Griswold’s 1850 reprinting of this text, see the entry below, under reprints.)

 

Reprints:

  • Shadow.— A Parable” — 1850 — WORKS — Griswold reprints Text-06, with very minor editorial changes — (Mabbott text F)  (This is Mabbott’s copy-text)
  • “Shadow.— A Parable” — 1867 — Prose Tales of Edgar Allan Poe, second series (New York: W. J. Widdleton), pp. 3-5 (This collection is extracted from the 1850-1856 edition of Poe’s Works. It was reprinted several times.)
  • “Shadow.— A Parable” — 1874 — Works of Edgar A. Poe, edited by J. H. Ingram (vol. II, pp. 210-212) (This collection was subsequently reprinted in various forms)

 

Scholarly and Noteworthy Reprints:

  • “Shadow — A Parable” — 1894-1895 — The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 1: Tales, ed. G. E. Woodberry and E. C. Stedman, Chicago: Stone and Kimball (1:125-128)
  • Shadow — A Parable” — 1902 — The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 2: Tales I, ed. J. A. Harrison, New York: T. Y. Crowell (2:1-147-150, and 2:355)
  • Shadow — A Parable” — 1978 — The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 2: Tales & Sketches I, ed. T. O. Mabbott, Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (2:187-187)
  • “Shadow — A Parable” — 1984 — Edgar Allan Poe: Poetry and Tales, Patrick F. Quinn (New York: Library of America), pp. 218-220

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Comparative Texts:

Instream Comparative Texts:

  • Shadow. A Parable” — comparative text (TGAPP) (This comparative text shows the changes Poe made in manuscript in his own copy of Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque in 1842, the intended new edition being called Phantasy Pieces.)

 

Plain Text Files for Juxta:

  • None.

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Associated Material and Special Versions:

Miscellaneous Texts and Related Items:

  • ”Ombre” — (French translation by Charles Baudelaire)
    • ”L‘Ombre” — August 5, 1854 — Le Pays
    • ”Ombre” — 1857 — Nouvelles histoires par Edgar Poe, Paris: Michel Lévy frères
  • “Sombras” — September 24, 1858 — La América, vol. II  (Spanish translation, noted by Englekirk, p. 482)
  • “Shadow — A Parable” — 2010 — Audio book, read by Chris Aruffo

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Bibliography:

  • Burduck, Michael M., “Justifying the Ways of Death to Men: Milton’s Influence on Poe’s ’shadow — A Parable’ and ’silence — A Fable’,” in Perspectives on Poe, ed. D. Ramakrishna, New Delhi: APC Publications, 1996, pp. 181-190
  • DeFalco, Joseph, “The Sources of Terror in Poe’s ’shadow — A Parable’,” Studies in Short Fiction, Fall 1969, 6:643-649
  • Englekirk, John Eugene, Edgar Allan Poe in Hispanic Literature, New York: Instituto De Las Espanas, 1934.
  • 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.
  • 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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