Edgar Allan Poe — “A Tale of Jerusalem”





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Reading and Reference Texts:

Reading copy:

  • “A Tale of Jerusalem” — reading copy


Historical Texts:

Manuscripts and Authorized Printings:

  • Text-01 — “A Tale of Jerusalem” — 1832, no original manuscript or fragments are known to exist (but this version is presumably recorded in Text-02)
  • Text-02 — “A Tale of Jerusalem” — June 9, 1832 — Saturday Courier — (Mabbott text A)
  • Text-03 — “A Tale of Jerusalem” — April 1836 — Southern Literary Messenger — (Mabbott text B)
  • Text-04 — “A Tale of Jerusalem” — 1840 — TGA — (Mabbott text C)
  • Text-05 — “A Pig Tale” — 1842 — manuscript title revision in TGAPP (This tale appeared in the second volume of TGAPP, which has not survived. Thus, these manuscript revisions are lost, but presumably recorded in Text-06)
  • Text-06 — “A Tale of Jerusalem” — September 20, 1845 — Broadway Journal — (Mabbott text D)  (This is Mabbott’s copy-text) (For Griswold’s 1850 reprinting of this text, see the entry below, under reprints.)



  • A Tale of Jerusalem” — 1850 — WORKS — Griswold reprints Text-06 (Mabbott text E)
  • “A Tale of Jerusalem” — 1867 — Prose Tales of Edgar Allan Poe, second series (New York: W. J. Widdleton), pp. 10-14 (This collection is extracted from the 1850-1856 edition of Poe’s Works. It was reprinted several times.)
  • “A Tale of Jerusalem” — 1874 — Works of Edgar A. Poe, edited by J. H. Ingram (vol. II, pp. 217-221) (This collection was subsequently reprinted in various forms)


Scholarly and Noteworthy Reprints:

  • “A Tale of Jerusalem” — 1894-1895 — The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 4: Tales, ed. G. E. Woodberry and E. C. Stedman, Chicago: Stone and Kimball (4:16-21)
  • A Tale of Jerusalem” — 1902 — The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 2: Tales I, ed. J. A. Harrison, New York: T. Y. Crowell (2:214-219, and 2:378-379)
  • A Tale of Jerusalem” — 1978 — The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 2: Tales & Sketches I, ed. T. O. Mabbott, Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (2:41-51)
  • “A Tale of Jerusalem” — 1984 — Edgar Allan Poe: Poetry and Tales, Patrick F. Quinn (New York: Library of America), pp. 147-150


Comparative Texts:

Instream Comparative Texts:

  • None.


Plain Text Files for Juxta:

  • None.


Associated Material and Special Versions:

Miscellaneous Texts and Related Items:

  • “Un événement à Jérusalem” — (French translation by Charles Baudelaire)
    • “Un événement à Jérusalem” — March 20, 1859 — Revue française
    • “Un événement à Jérusalem” — 1865 — Histoires grotesques et sérieuses, Paris: Michel Lévy frères



  • 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. (The best overall bibliography of Poe, although it does contain errors and is somewhat outdated.)
  • 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. (Second printing 1979)
  • Quinn, Patrick F., ed., Poetry and Tales, New York: The Library of America, 1978. (A good basic collection, although there are errors in some of the texts.)
  • Varner, J. G., “Poe’s ‘Tale of Jerusalem,’ and The Talmud,” American Book Collector, February 1935, 6:56-57
  • 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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