Edgar Allan Poe — “Impromptu — To Kate Carol”


Reading and Reference Texts:

Reading copy:

  • “Impromptu — To Kate Carol” — reading copy


Historical Texts:

Manuscripts and Authorized Printings:

  • Text-01 — “Impromptu. To Kate Carol” — April 1845, no original manuscript or fragments are known to exist (but this version is presumably recorded in Text-02)
  • Text-02 — “Impromptu. To Kate Carol” — April 26, 1845 — Broadway Journal — (Mabbott text A)  (This is Mabbott’s copy-text)



  • Impromptu. To Kate Carol” — 1926 — Edgar Allan Poe: The Man, by Mary E. Phillips, Chicago: John C. Winston Co., 2 vols. (2:1008)


Scholarly and Noteworthy Reprints:

  • “Impromptu. To Kate Carol” — 1911 — The Complete Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. J. H. Whitty, Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co, p. 147
  • “Impromptu. To Kate Carol” — 1917 — The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. Killis Campbell, Boston: Ginn and Company (p. 143, and p. 302, although in the first issue of this edition the poem appears on p. 142.)
  • Impromptu — To Kate Carol” — 1969 — The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 1: Poems, ed. T. O. Mabbott, Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (1:379-380)


Comparative Texts:

Instream Comparative Texts:

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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.
  • Mabbott, Thomas Ollive, ed., The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe (Vol 1 Poems), Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1969.
  • Varner, John Grier, “Note On a Poem Attributed to Poe,” American Literature, vol. VIII, March 1936, pp. 66-68.


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