Edgar Allan Poe — “The Sphinx”


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Commentary:

Characters:

  • (narrator) - Under development.

Setting:

Location - Under development.

Date - Under development.

Summary:

Under development.


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Reading and Reference Texts:

Reading copy:

  • “The Sphinx” — reading copy

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Historical Texts:

Manuscripts and Authorized Printings:

  • Text-01 — “The Sphinx” — 1845, no original manuscript or fragments are known to exist (but this version is presumably recorded in Text-02)
  • Text-02 — “The Sphinx” — January 1846 — Arthur’s Ladies’ Magazine — (Mabbott text A)
  • Text-03 — “The Sphinx” — 1850 — WORKS — (Mabbott text C)  (This is Mabbott’s copy-text)

 

Reprints:

  • The Sphinx” — 1850 — The American Keepsake for 1851 — (Mabbott text B) (This appears to be a reprint of Text-02, with a few very minor editorial changes.)
  • “The Sphinx” — 1852 — Tales and Sketches: to which is added The Raven: A Poem, London, George Routledge & Co.
  • “The Sphinx” — November 1855 — Home Magazine (This appears to be a reprint of Text-02.)
  • “The Sphinx” — 1867 — Prose Tales of Edgar Allan Poe, second series (New York: W. J. Widdleton), pp. 137-141 (This collection is extracted from the 1850-1856 edition of Poe’s Works. It was reprinted several times.)
  • “The Sphinx” — 1874 — Works of Edgar A. Poe, edited by J. H. Ingram (vol. II, pp. 351-355) (This collection was subsequently reprinted in various forms)
  • “The Sphinx” — July 1926 — Amazing Stories, vol. 1, no. 4

 

Scholarly and Noteworthy Reprints:

  • “The Sphinx” — 1894-1895 — The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 3: Tales, ed. G. E. Woodberry and E. C. Stedman, Chicago: Stone and Kimball (3:249-255)
  • The Sphinx” — 1902 — The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 6: Tales V, ed. J. A. Harrison, New York: T. Y. Crowell (6:238-244, and 6:297)
  • The Sphinx” — 1978 — The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 3: Tales & Sketches II, ed. T. O. Mabbott, Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (3:1245-1251)
  • “The Sphinx” — 1984 — Edgar Allan Poe: Poetry and Tales, Patrick F. Quinn (New York: Library of America), pp. 843-847

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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:

  • “Le Sphinx” — (French translation by William L. Hughes)
    • “Le Sphinx” — December 20, 1855 — Le Mousquetaire
    • “Le Sphinx” — 1862 — Contes inedts d‘Edgar Poe, Paris: J. Hetzel
  • “Le Sphinx” — 1914 — Edgar Poe: Histories étranges et Merrveilleuses, Paris: Mercure de France (French translation by M. D. Calvocoressi)
  • “Le Sphinx” — 1934 — Les Sphinx et autres contes bizarres par Edgar Poë, Paris: Galliard (French translation by Matila C. Ghyka)
  • “Le Sphinx” — 1950 — Histories grotesques et sérieuse par Edgar Poe, Paris: Classiques Garnier  (French translation by Léon Lemonnier)
  • “Sfenks” — 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.)
  • “The Sphinx” — 2010 — Audio book, read by Chris Aruffo

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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.
  • Whipple, William, “Poe’s Political Satire,” University of Texas Studies in English (1956), 35:81-95.
  • 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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