Edgar Allan Poe — “Desultory Notes on Cats”


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Reading and Reference Texts:

Reading copy:

  • “Desultory Notes on Cats” — reading copy

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Historical Texts:

Manuscripts and Authorized Printings:

  • Text-01 — “Desultory Notes on Cats” — 1844, no original manuscript or fragments are known to exist (but this version is presumably recorded in Text-02)
  • Text-02 — “Desultory Notes on Cats” — July 19, 1844  — Philadelphia Public Ledger — (Mabbott text “A”)  (This is Mabbott’s copy-text)

 

Reprints:

  • “Desultory Notes on Cats” — July 30, 1844 — Boston Post (Boston, MA) (acknowledged as reprinted from the Philadelphia Public Ledger, but without an author as the original was also unsigned.) (This entry was provided to the Poe Society by Ton Fafianie in an e-mail dated July 9, 2018)

 

Scholarly and Noteworthy Reprints:

  • Desultory Notes on Cats” — 1929 — Spannuth, Jacob E. and T. O. Mabbott, eds., Doings of Gotham, Pottsville, PA: Jacob E. Spannuth (pp. 86-91)
  • Desultory Notes on Cats” — 1978 — The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 3: Tales & Sketches II, ed. T. O. Mabbott, Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (3:1095-1098)

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Comparative and Study Texts:

Instream Comparative and Study Texts:

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Associated Material and Special Versions:

Miscellaneous Texts and Related Items:

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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.

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