Edgar Allan Poe — “Byron and Miss Chaworth”


Reading and Reference Texts:

Reading copy:

  • “Byron and Miss Chaworth” — reading copy


Historical Texts:

Manuscripts and Authorized Printings:

  • Text-01 — “Byron and Miss Chaworth” — 1844, no original manuscript or fragments are known to exist (but this version is presumably recorded in Text-02)
  • Text-02 — “Byron and Miss Chaworth” — December 1844 — Columbian Magazine — (Mabbott text “A” — This is Mabbott's copy-text)
  • Text-03 — (excerpt) “Marginalia” item CXCI — 1850 — Works — (Mabbott text “B”)  (In the original this item is misnumbered as CXC.)



  • (excerpt) “Marginalia” item CVIII — 1875 Works of Edgar A. Poe, edited by J. H. Ingram (vol. III, pp. 401-403) (This collection was subsequently reprinted in various forms)


Scholarly and Noteworthy Reprints:

  • (excerpt)” “Marginalia” item XXXVII — 1894-1895 — The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 7: Literary Criticism II, eds. E. C. Stedman and G. E. Woodberry, Chicago: Stone and Kimball (7:290-292) (This collection was subsequently reprinted in various forms)
  • Byron and Miss Chaworth” — 1902 — The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 14: Essays and Miscellanies, ed. J. A. Harrison, New York: T. Y. Crowell (14:150-152)
  • Byron and Miss Chaworth” — 1978 — The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 3: Tales & Sketches II, ed. T. O. Mabbott, Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (3:1120-1124)
  • “Byron and Miss Chaworth” — 1984 — Edgar Allan Poe: Poetry and Tales, ed. Patrick F. Quinn (New York: Library of America), pp. 945-947
  • (excerpt)” from “Supplmental Marginalia” item 12 — 1985 — The Collected Writings of Edgar Allan Poe — Vol. II: The Brevities (1985), Burton R. Pollin (New York: Gordian Press), pp. 529-530


Comparative and Study Texts:

Instream Comparative and Study Texts:

  • None


Associated Material and Special Versions:

Miscellaneous Texts and Related Items:

  • “[Byron and Miss Chaworth]” — 1887 — Edgar Poë: Derniers Contes, Paris: Albert Savine  (French translation by Félix Rabbe, as a footnote to his translation of “The Poetic Principle.” This is apparently taken from the 1850 “Marginalia” text.)
  • “Byron and Miss Chaworth” — 2007 — Audio book (unabridged), read by Chris Aruffo (part of a 5-CD set)



  • 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.


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