Edgar Allan Poe — “Mystification”


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Commentary:

Characters:

  • (narrator) - Under development.

Setting:

Location - Under development.

Date - Under development.

Summary:

Under development.


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Reading and Reference Texts:

Reading copy:

  • “Mystification” — reading copy

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Historical Texts:

Manuscripts and Authorized Printings:

  • Text-01 — “Von Jung, the Mystific” — 1837, no original manuscript or fragments are known to exist (but this version is presumably recorded in Text-02)
  • Text-02 — “Von Jung, the Mystific” — June 1837, text “A” — American Monthly Magazine — (Mabbott text A)
  • Text-03 — “Von Jung” — 1840 — TGA — (Mabbott text B)
  • Text-04 — “Mystification” — 1842 — manuscript title revision in TGAPP — (This revision lost, but presumably recorded in Text-05)
  • Text-05 — “Mystification” — December 27, 1845 — Broadway Journal — (Mabbott text C)  (This is Mabbott’s copy-text) (For Griswold’s 1856 reprinting of this text, see the entry below, under reprints.)

 

Reprints:

  • “Mystification” — June 3, 1837 — Boston Pearl and Galaxy  (noted by Ljungquist)
  • Mystification” — 1856 — WORKS — Griswold reprints Text-05  (Mabbott text D)
  • “Mystification” — 1867 — Prose Tales of Edgar Allan Poe, second series (New York: W. J. Widdleton), pp. 428-436 (This collection is extracted from the 1850-1856 edition of Poe’s Works. It was reprinted several times.)
  • “Mystification” — 1874 — Works of Edgar A. Poe, edited by J. H. Ingram, vol. II, pp. 481-489 (This collection was subsequently reprinted in various forms)

 

Scholarly and Noteworthy Reprints:

  • “Mystification” — 1894-1895 — The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 3: Tales, ed. G. E. Woodberry and E. C. Stedman, Chicago: Stone and Kimball (3:289-300)
  • Mystification” — 1902 — The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 4: Tales III, ed. J. A. Harrison, New York: T. Y. Crowell (4:102-113, and 4:278-283)
  • Von Jung (Mystification)” — 1978 — The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe, vol. 2: Tales & Sketches I, ed. T. O. Mabbott, Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (2:292-305)
  • “Mystification” — 1984 — Edgar Allan Poe: Poetry and Tales, Patrick F. Quinn (New York: Library of America), pp. 253-261

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Comparative Texts:

Instream Comparative Texts:

  • None.

 

Plain Text Files for Juxta:

  • None.

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Associated Material and Special Versions:

Miscellaneous Texts and Related Items:

  • “Une mystification” — 1882 — Contes Grotesques par Edgar Poe, Paris: Paul Ollendorff  (French translation by Émile Hennequin)
  • “Mystification” — 1914 — Edgar Poe: Histories étranges et Merrveilleuses, Paris: Mercure de France (French translation by M. D. Calvocoressi)
  • “Mystification” — 1934 — Les Sphinx et autres contes bizarres par Edgar Poë, Paris: Galliard (French translation by Matila C. Ghyka)
  • “Mystification” — 1950 — Histories grotesques et sérieuse par Edgar Poe, Paris: Classiques Garnier  (French translation by Léon Lemonnier)

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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.
  • Pollin, Burton R.,”Poe’s ‘Mystification’: Its Source in Fay’s Norman Leslie,” Mississippi Quarterly, Spring 1972, 25:111-130.
  • 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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