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Title: Shadow: A Fable Title Record # 1001309
Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Date: 1835-09-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Series: Tales of the Folio Club
Webpages: en.wikisource.org, librivox.org
Language: English
Note:
  • First published in the September 1835 Southern Literary Messenger.
  • See the notes here and this OCR scan.
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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1835 Shadow: A Fable [as by uncredited]
1840 Shadow: A Fable [as by Edgar A. Poe]
1845 Shadow—A Parable [as by Edgar A. Poe]
1850 Shadow—A Parable
1893 Shadow: A Parable
1911 Shadow
1972
Shadow, a Parable
Year Language Title
unknownTranslated by Nicolae Dașcovic
Romanian Umbra [as by Edgar Pöe]
1959Translated by Eero Ahmavaara
Finnish Varjo — vertaus
1960Translated by Charles Baudelaire
French Ombre
1963Translated by Rafael Llopis
Spanish Sombra
1963Translated by Ion Vinea
Romanian
Umbră – O parabolă?Umbra – O parabola
1965Translated by Ion Vinea.
Romanian
Umbră – O parabolă?Umbra – O parabola
[as by E. A. Poe]
1979Translated by Arno Schmidt
German Schatten: Eine Parabel
1993Translated by Barbara Cramer-Nauhaus & Erika Gröger
German Schatten. Eine Parabel

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
The Southern Literary Messenger, September 1835 1835-09-00 ed. Editors of The Southern Literary Messenger        
unknown?The publication record was created from a secondary source and the publication format is unknown.
mag  
Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque 1840-01-00 Edgar A. Poe Lea and Blanchard     243+
228
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Broadway Journal, May 31, 1845 1845-05-31 ed. Editors of The Broadway Journal        
unknown?The publication record was created from a secondary source and the publication format is unknown.
mag  
The Works of the Late Edgar Allan Poe 1850-01-10 Edgar Allan Poe J. S. Redfield     xx+
483+
495
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
The Works of the Late Edgar Allan Poe 1853-00-10 Edgar Allan Poe J. S. Redfield     lv+
483+
xxxvi+
495+
607
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
The Works of the Late Edgar Allan Poe 1856-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe J. S. Redfield     lv+
483+
xxxvi+
495+
607+
447
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Poe's Tales and Other Prose Writings 1893-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe F. M. Lupton     236
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Weird Tales 1895-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Henry Altemus Company     258
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Raven; The Fall of the House of Usher, and Other Poems and Tales 1897-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Houghton Mifflin (Riverside Literature Series #19)     xvi+
95
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Tales of Mystery and Imagination 1902-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Grant Richards (The World's Classics #XXI)   1/- 367
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, Volume 8 1905-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe
Croscup & Holby?Croscup and Holby
(The Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe #8)
     
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Poe's Tales: Selected for Use in Schools 1906-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Educational Publishing Co. (The Red Shield Classics)     220
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Tales of Mystery and Imagination 1908-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe J. M. Dent & Sons (Everyman's Library #336)     527
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Poems and Tales of Edgar Allan Poe 1911-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe B. F. Johnson Publishing Co. (Graded Classics Series)     249
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Tales of Hypnotism and Revenge 1927-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Haldeman-Julius (Little Blue Book #1154)     64
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll  
Poe's Short Stories 1927-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Harcourt, Brace & Company     xxxvi+
460
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Tales of Edgar Allan Poe 1927-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Charles Scribner's Sons (Modern Student's Library)     xxi+
525
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Tales of Mystery and Imagination 1928-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Oxford University Press (The World's Classics #XXI)     367
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe 1938-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Modern Library (Modern Library Giant)   $1.25 xii+
1026
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe 1940-01-00 Edgar Allan Poe Pocket Books 39 $0.25 xii+
360
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Frye Checkmark
Tales of Mystery & Imagination 1941-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Limited Editions Club     xxiii+
476
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe 1941-08-00 Edgar Allan Poe Pocket Books 39   360
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Frye Checkmark
The Complete Short Stories of Edgar Allan Poe 1943-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Sun Dial Press     460
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Tales of Effect: A Selection of the Best Short Stories of Edgar Allan Poe 1948-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Art & Educational Publishers     xxii+
232
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Pit and the Pendulum: Tales of Mystery and Imagination 1948-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Ivor Nicholson & Watson   1/- 128
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Reginald Mills  
Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe 1949-12-00 Edgar Allan Poe Pocket Books 39   360
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Leo Manso Checkmark
Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe 1952-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Cardinal / Pocket Books C-45 $0.35 xii+
432
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll  
Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe 1956-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe The Pocket Library PL-46 $0.35 xii+
432
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Checkmark
Tales of Mystery & Imagination 1958-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Heritage Press     xix+
366
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Tous les contes d'Edgar Poe 1960-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Marabout (Bibliothèque Marabout - Géant #109)     575
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll  
The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Stories 1961-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Digit Books R461 2/6 156
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll  
Stories: Twenty-Seven Thrilling Tales 1961-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Platt & Munk (Platt & Munk Great Writers Collection) 1104 $2.95 510
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Al Fiorentino Checkmark
Stories: Twenty-Eight Thrilling Tales 1961-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Platt & Munk (Platt & Munk Great Writers Collection)     510
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Al Fiorentino  
Tales of Mystery and Imagination 1962-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe J. M. Dent & E. P. Dutton (Everyman's Library #1336)   6/6 xii+
527
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Robin Jacques Checkmark
Tales of Mystery and Imagination 1963-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe J. M. Dent & Sons (Everyman's Library #1336) 1336 6/6 xii+
527
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Robin Jacques Checkmark
Cuentos de terror 1963-00-00 ed. Rafael Llopis Taurus     604
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Scrieri alese 1 1963-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe
Editura pentru literatură universală?Editura pentru literatura universala
(Clasicii literaturii universale)
    284
unknown?The publication record was created from a secondary source and the publication format is unknown.
coll  
Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe 1964-08-00 Edgar Allan Poe Washington Square Press W-246 $0.45 xii+
432
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Checkmark
Prăbușirea casei Usher?Prabusirea casei Usher
1965-00-00 E. A. Poe
Editura pentru literatură?Editura pentru literatura
(
Biblioteca pentru toți?Biblioteca pentru totsi
Biblioteca pentru toti
#289)
    xl+
451
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll
Petre Vulcănescu?Petre Vulcanescu
 
Complete Stories of Edgar Allan Poe 1966-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe International Collectors Library     vii+
736
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe 1966-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Doubleday   $5.95 ix+
819
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe 1970-08-00 Edgar Allan Poe Washington Square Press 46326 $0.60 xii+
432
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Checkmark
Tales of Mystery and Imagination 1971-03-00 Edgar Allan Poe J. M. Dent (Everyman's Library #1336) 0-460-01336-X £0.50 xii+
527
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Smythe Checkmark
Gothic Tales of Terror 1972-00-00 ed. Peter Haining Taplinger 0-8008-3590-5 $11.95 viii+
928
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Great Tales of Terror from Europe and America: Gothic Stories of Horror and Romance, 1765-1840, Volume 2 1972-11-00 ed. Peter Haining Gollancz 0-575-01376-1 £2.50 480
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Gothic Tales of Terror, Volume Two: Classic Horror Stories from Europe and the United States 1973-00-00 ed. Peter Haining Penguin Books (US) 0-14-003766-7   506
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Peter Fluck  
Great Tales of Terror from Europe and America: Gothic Stories of Horror and Romance, 1765-1840 1973-08-30 ed. Peter Haining Penguin Books 0-14-003719-5 £0.60 512
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth  
Gothic Tales of Terror, Volume Two: Classic Horror Stories from Europe and the United States 1974-00-00 ed. Peter Haining Penguin Books (US) 0-14-003766-7 $2.95 506
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Peter Fluck  
Tales of Mystery & Imagination 1975-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe The Easton Press (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)     xx+
366
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe 1975-09-00 Edgar Allan Poe Vintage Books 0-394-71678-7 / V-678 $5.95 xii+
1026
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Checkmark
Kingdoms of Sorcery 1976-01-00 ed. Lin Carter Doubleday 0-385-09975-4 $6.95 xv+
218
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth John Cayea Checkmark
Scrieri alese 1979-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Editura Univers (Clasicii literaturii universale)     700
unknown?The publication record was created from a secondary source and the publication format is unknown.
coll Vasile Socoliuc  
Der Fall des Hauses Ascher 1979-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Suhrkamp (Phantastische Bibliothek #27) 3-518-37017-0 DM 6.00 181
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Ute Osterwalder , Hans Ulrich Osterwalder  
The Annotated Tales of Edgar Allan Poe 1981-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Doubleday 0-385-14990-5 $35.00 xvii+
683
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Der Fall des Hauses Ascher 1982-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Suhrkamp (Phantastische Bibliothek #27) 3-518-37017-0 DM 7.00 181
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Ute Osterwalder , Hans Ulrich Osterwalder Checkmark
Edgar Allan Poe 1983-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Chatham River Press 0-517-41375-2   xii+
704
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Great Tales of Terror from Europe and America: Gothic Stories of Horror and Romance, 1765-1840 1983-00-00 ed. Peter Haining Penguin Books 0-14-003719-5 £3.50 506
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Barbara Lofthouse Checkmark
Edgar Allan Poe: Poetry and Tales 1984-08-01 Edgar Allan Poe The Library of America (The Library of America #19) 0-940450-18-6 $27.50 1408
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Tales of Mystery and Imagination 1985-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Chancellor Press (Oxford World's Classics) 1-85152-008-2   367
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Graham Ward Checkmark
Works of Edgar Allan Poe 1985-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Gramercy Books 0-517-05358-6   ix+
753
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni Checkmark
Korppi ja kultakuoriainen 1990-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Kustannus Oy Forma (Trendi-klassikot) 951-0-02911-4   303
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Checkmark
Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe 1991-03-00 Edgar Allan Poe Doubleday 0-385-07407-7 $19.95 821
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Jackie Schuman  
The Collected Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe 1992-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Modern Library (Modern Library Giant) 0-679-60007-8 $20.00 xii+
1026
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Der Teufel im Glockenturm 1993-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Insel (Insel Taschenbuch #1528) 3-458-33228-6 DM 19.80 398
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll  
Edgar Allan Poe: Poetry and Tales 1994-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe The Library of America (The Library of America #19) 0-940450-18-6 $37.50 1408
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Works of Edgar Allan Poe: Volume 4 (Raven Edition) 2000-04-01 Edgar Allan Poe Project Gutenberg 2150    
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
Tales of Mystery and Imagination 2003-09-01 Edgar Allan Poe Collector's Library 1-904633-13-7   456
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Selected Works 2005-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Edimat Books (Selected Works) 84-9794-034-2 $11.95 610
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Tales of Mystery and Imagination 2008-03-05 Edgar Allan Poe Wordsworth Editions (Tales of Mystery & the Supernatural) 978-1-84022-072-8 £2.99 xxv+
287
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll  
Poe After Dark: 18 Tales of Mystery, Madness, and the Macabre 2009-03-05 Edgar Allan Poe Coachwhip Publications 978-1-930585-76-8 $9.95 183
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll  
Short Ghost and Horror Collection 003 2009-06-15 ed. LibriVox LibriVox      
digital audio download?Digital recording in any format that is downloaded directly from the Internet. This category includes podcasts.
anth  
Tales of Mystery and Imagination 2009-10-01 Edgar Allan Poe Collector's Library 978-1-904633-13-6 $9.95 455
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Tales of Mystery & Imagination 2009-10-05 Edgar Allan Poe Bloomsbury (The Bloomsbury Phantastics) 978-1-4088-0343-1 £8.99 x+
334
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Holly Macdonald  
Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales & Poems 2009-11-29 Edgar Allan Poe Castle Books 978-0-7858-1453-5   xiv+
842
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
PD Goth 2011-03-27 ed. LibriVox LibriVox      
digital audio download?Digital recording in any format that is downloaded directly from the Internet. This category includes podcasts.
anth  
Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe date unknown Edgar Allan Poe Washington Square Press 0-671-72770-2 $4.95 xii+
432
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Checkmark
The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe date unknown Edgar Allan Poe Modern Library (Modern Library Giant) G40   xii+
1026
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Paul Galdone Checkmark
Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe date unknown Edgar Allan Poe Washington Square Press 0-671-49609-3 $3.95 xii+
432
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Checkmark
Povestiri extraordinare date unknown Edgar Pöe
Cartea Românească?Cartea Romaneasca
(Biblioteca "Minerva" #118)
  Lei 5.00 96
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll  
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