Anonymous [Peter Prospero] — “The Atlantis”




This serialized satirical fantasy was attributed by Arthur Hobson Quinn as possibly being by Poe. Quinn’s statement is that “the evidence for Poe’s authorship is largely internal” (see A. H. Quinn, pp. 757-761). Thomas Ollive Mabbott, however, felt that the author was more likely to be Nathan Covington Brooks, who was one of the editors of the American Museum (see Heartman & Canny, p. 145).


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Reading and Reference Texts:

Reading copy:

  • “The Atlantis” — reading copy


Historical Texts:

Manuscripts and Authorized Printings:



  • “The Atlantis” — 1969 — The Man Who Called Himself Poe, ed. Sam Moskowitz (New York: Doubleday & Co.) pp. 205-229 (reprints the first four chapters) (from Text-02)


Scholarly and Noteworthy Reprints:

  • None


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Instream Comparative and Study Texts:

  • None.


Plain Text Files for Juxta:

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Miscellaneous Texts and Related Items:

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  • 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.
  • Quinn, Arthur Hobson, Edgar Allan Poe: A Critical Biography (New York: D. Appleton, Co.), 1941.


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