Edgar Allan Poe — “Thou Art the Man”





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Reading and Reference Texts:

Reading copy:

  • “Thou Art the Man” — reading copy


Historical Texts:

Manuscripts and Authorized Printings:

  • Text-01 — “Thou Art the Man” — about May 28, 1844 — “Godey” manuscript, roll — (Mabbott text A)
  • Text-02 — “Thou Art the Man” — November 1844 — Godey’s Lady’s Book — (Mabbott text B)
  • Text-03 — “Thou Art the Man” — 1845-1849 — (Speculated copy of Godey’s Lady’s Book with minor corrections by Poe. This copy has not survived, but is presumably reflected in Text-04)
  • Text-04 — “Thou Art the Man” — 1850 — WORKS — (Mabbott text C)  (This is Mabbott’s copy-text)



  • “Thou Art the Man” — 1867 — Prose Tales of Edgar Allan Poe, second series (New York: W. J. Widdleton), pp. 122-136 (This collection is extracted from the 1850-1856 edition of Poe’s Works. It was reprinted several times.)
  • Thou Art the Man” — 1874 — Works of Edgar A. Poe, edited by J. H. Ingram (vol. II, pp. 335-350) (This collection was subsequently reprinted in various forms)


Scholarly and Noteworthy Reprints:

  • Thou Art the Man” — 1894-1895 — The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 3: Tales, ed. G. E. Woodberry and E. C. Stedman, Chicago: Stone and Kimball (3:191-210)
  • Thou Art the Man” — 1902 — The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 5: Tales IV, ed. J. A. Harrison, New York: T. Y. Crowell (5:290-309, and 5:329-330)
  • Thou Art the Man” — 1978 — The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 3: Tales & Sketches II, ed. T. O. Mabbott, Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (3:1042-1060)
  • “Thou Art the Man” — 1984 — Edgar Allan Poe: Poetry and Tales, ed. Patrick F. Quinn (New York: Library of America), pp. 728-742


Comparative and Study Texts:

Instream Comparative and Study Texts:

  • Thou Art the Man” — comparative text (“Godey” manuscript) (This comparative text shows the changes Poe made on the manuscript and as finally printed)
  • Thou Art the Man” — comparative text (Godey’s Lady’s Book and WORKS)


Associated Material and Special Versions:

Miscellaneous Texts and Related Items:

  • “[Thou Art the Man]” — 1855 — Fortaellinger [Tales]  (Copenhagen)  (Danish translation, noted by Anderson, p. 14)
  • “Le cadavre accusateur” — 1862 — Contes inedts d‘Edgar Poe, Paris: J. Hetzel  (French translation by William L. Hughes)
  • “C‘est toi qui m‘a tué” — 1914 — Edgar Poe: Histories étranges et Merrveilleuses, Paris: Mercure de France (French translation by M. D. Calvocoressi)
  • “Ecce Homo” — 1934 — Les Sphinx et autres contes bizarres par Edgar Poë, Paris: Galliard (French translation by Maurice Sachs)
  • ”L‘Homme c‘est toi” — 1950 — Histories grotesques et sérieuse par Edgar Poe, Paris: Classiques Garnier  (French translation by Léon Lemonnier)



  • Anderson, Carl L., Poe in Northlight: The Scandanavian Response to His Life and Work, Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1973.
  • 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.
  • 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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