Edgar Allan Poe — “The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether”


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Commentary:

Characters:

  • xxx - The narrator of this story is the chiefly an observer.
  • xxx - 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:

  • “The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether” — reading copy

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Historical Texts:

Manuscripts and Authorized Printings:

 

Reprints:

  • “Inside an Asylum: Or, Method and Madness”   (1859 — Englishwoman’s Domestic Magazine, UK, vol. VII. The story is not attributed to Poe.)  (a copy was sold by 19th Century shop, 1992, item 540)
  • “The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether” — 1867 — Prose Tales of Edgar Allan Poe, second series (New York: W. J. Widdleton), pp. 379-397 (This collection is extracted from the 1850-1856 edition of Poe’s Works. It was reprinted several times.)
  • “The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether” — 1874 — Works of Edgar A. Poe, edited by J. H. Ingram (vol. II, pp. 419-438) (This collection was subsequently reprinted in various forms)

 

Scholarly and Noteworthy Reprints:

  • “The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether” — 1894-1895 — The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 3: Tales, ed. G. E. Woodberry and E. C. Stedman, Chicago: Stone and Kimball (3:301-325)
  • The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether” — 1902 — The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 6: Tales V, ed. J. A. Harrison, New York: T. Y. Crowell (6:53-77, and 6:278-279)
  • The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether” — 1978 — The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 3: Tales & Sketches II, ed. T. O. Mabbott, Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (3:997-1024)
  • “The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether” — 1984 — Edgar Allan Poe: Poetry and Tales, Patrick F. Quinn (New York: Library of America), pp. 699-716

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Comparative Texts:

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Plain Text Files for Juxta:

  • None.

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Associated Material and Special Versions:

Miscellaneous Texts and Related Items:

  • “Le système du docteur Goudron et du professeur Plume” — 1862 — Contes inedts d‘Edgar Poe, Paris: J. Hetzel  (French translation by William L. Hughes)
  • “Le système du docteur Goudron et du professeur Plume” — (French translation by Charles Baudelaire)
    • “Le système du docteur Goudron et du professeur Plume” — January 7-29, 1865 — Le Monde Illustré
      • “Le système du docteur Goudron et du professeur Plume” — Part I  (January 7, 1865)
      • “Le système du docteur Goudron et du professeur Plume” — Part II  (January 14, 1865)
      • “Le système du docteur Goudron et du professeur Plume” — Part III  (January 21, 1865)
      • “Le système du docteur Goudron et du professeur Plume” — Part IV  (January 28, 1865)
    • “Le système du docteur Goudron et du professeur Plume” — 1865 — Histoires grotesques et sérieuses, Paris: Michel Lévy frères
  • “Le Système du Docteur Goudron et du Professeur Plume” — 1904 — Le Système du Docteur Goudron et du Professeur Plume, Paris: Jules Rouff  (French translation by Léonora C. Herbert
  • ”Doktor Tarr ve Profesör Fether‘in Sistemi” — 1955 — Altin Böcek [Golden Beetle], Varlik edition, Istanbul (Turkish translation) (the small softbound book has 109 pages. It features “The Gold-Bug” but includes seven other tales.)

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Bibliography:

  • Benton, Richard P., “Poe’s ‘The System of Dr. Tarr and Prof. Fether’: Dickens or Willis?,” Poe Newsletter, April 1968, 1:7-9
  • Bryant, John, “Poe’s Ape of UnReason: Humor, Ritual, and Culture,” Nineteenth-Century Literature, June 1996, 51:16-52
  • 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.
  • Mooney, Stephen L., “The Comic in Poe’s Fiction,” American Literature, January 1962, 33:433-441.
  • Whipple, William, “Poe’s Two-Edged Satiric Tale,” Nineteenth Century Fiction, November 1954, 9:121-133
  • 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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