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Title: The Sphinx Title Record # 54840
Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Date: 1846-01-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Webpages: en.wikisource.org, librivox.org-1, librivox.org-2
Language: English
Note: First published in the January 1846 Arthur's Ladies' Magazine. See the notes here and this OCR scan.
Synopsis: Spending time in the country to avoid the cholera plague in New York City, the narrator sees a huge monster descending a nearby hillside. When he tells his friend about it, the friend points out that he is standing too close to the window, and merely saw a moth. Available on page 327, Bleiler (Gernsback) Abridged for the publication in Reader's Digest.
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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1846 The Sphinx [as by Edgar Poe]
Year Language Title
1927Translated by Yrjö Kivimies
Finnish Sfinksi
1963Translated by Ion Vinea
Romanian Sphinxul
1965Translated by Ion Vinea and Mircea Alexandrescu.
Romanian Sphinxul [as by E. A. Poe]
1971Translated by Tomé Santos Júnior
Portuguese A esfinge de caveira
1992Translated by Alain Jaubert
French Le Sphinx [as by Edgar Poe]
1993Translated by Heide Steiner
German Die Sphinx

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
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  
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  
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  
Tales Grotesque and Weird 1926-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Haldeman-Julius (Little Blue Book #940)     64
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  
Amazing Stories, July 1926 1926-07-00 ed. Hugo Gernsback Experimenter Publishing Co.   $0.25 96
bedsheet?8.5" by 11.25" magazines, e.g. early issues of Amazing; or the 1942-43 issues of Astounding.
mag Frank R. Paul 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  
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
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
Scrieri alese 2 1963-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe
Editura pentru literatură universală?Editura pentru literatura universala
(Clasicii literaturii universale)
    272
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
Aventurile lui Arthur Gordon Pym din Nantucket 1965-00-00 E. A. Poe
Editura pentru literatură?Editura pentru literatura
(
Biblioteca pentru toți?Biblioteca pentru totsi
Biblioteca pentru toti
#290)
    456
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.
omni Val Munteanu  
18 Best Stories by Edgar Allan Poe 1965-05-00 Edgar Allan Poe Dell Laurel 2227   287
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  
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
Histórias de mistério e imaginação 1971-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Verbo (Biblioteca Básica Verbo / Livros RTP #15)     187
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
18 Best Stories by Edgar Allan Poe 1971-02-00 Edgar Allan Poe Dell Laurel-Leaf 2227 $0.60 287
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 Paul Davis 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
Monsters Monsters Monsters 1975-00-00 ed. Helen Hoke Franklin Watts 0-531-02846-1   187
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 Charles Keeping 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
Monsters Monsters Monsters 1978-00-00 ed. Helen Hoke Franklin Watts 0-531-02846-1   187
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Charles Keeping 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  
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  
The Arbor House Celebrity Book of Horror Stories 1982-00-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Arbor House 0-87795-373-2 $20.95 448
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Arbor House Celebrity Book of Horror Stories 1982-00-00 ed. Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Priam Books / Arbor House 0-87795-400-3 $9.95 448
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.
anth  
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
18 Best Stories by Edgar Allan Poe 1983-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Dell 0-440-32227-8 $6.99 288
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 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  
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
Visions of Poe 1988-11-00 Simon Marsden, Edgar Allan Poe Alfred A. Knopf 0-394-57427-3 $24.95 128
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
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
Tales of Mystery and Terror 1990-10-00 Edgar Allan Poe Puffin / Penguin Books (UK) (Puffin Classics) 0-14-035115-9 $2.25 191
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  
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
Mystification and Other Tales: Mystification et autres contes 1992-03-16 Edgar Poe Gallimard (Folio bilingue #24) 2-07-038529-9   277
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
Edgar Allan Poe: A Collection of Stories 1992-07-00 Edgar Allan Poe Tor 0-812-50455-0 $2.50 236
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 Paul Jennis  
Streitgespräch mit einer Mumie 1993-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Insel (Insel Taschenbuch #1530) 3-458-33230-8 DM 16.80 383
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  
Tales of Mystery and Terror 1994-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Puffin / Penguin Books (UK) (Puffin Classics) 0-14-036720-9 £3.50 235
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 David Bergen  
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  
Edgar Allan Poe: A Collection of Stories 1994-04-00 Edgar Allan Poe Tor 0-812-50455-0 $2.50 xiv+
236
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 Paul Jennis  
The Tell Tale Heart 1995-08-00 Edgar Allan Poe Mojo Press 1-885418-03-5 $4.95 [64]
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 Bill D. Fountain  
The Works of Edgar Allan Poe: Volume 5 (Raven Edition) 2000-04-01 Edgar Allan Poe Project Gutenberg 2151    
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
Invertebrata Enigmatica: Giant Spiders, Dangerous Insects, and Other Strange Invertebrates in Classic Science Fiction and Fantasy 2008-12-00 ed. Chad Arment Coachwhip Publications 978-1-930585-65-2 $14.95 396
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.
anth  
Short Ghost and Horror Collection 004 2009-07-10 ed. LibriVox LibriVox      
digital audio download?Digital recording in any format that is downloaded directly from the Internet. This category includes podcasts.
anth  
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
18 Best Stories by Edgar Allan Poe 2012-07-04 Edgar Allan Poe Dell 978-0-307-82307-6 $6.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
The Works of Edgar Allan Poe: Volume 5 (Raven Edition) 2013-11-23 Edgar Allan Poe LibriVox      
digital audio download?Digital recording in any format that is downloaded directly from the Internet. This category includes podcasts.
coll  
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
Reader's Digest Best Loved Books for Young Readers 6 date unknown ed. Editors of Reader's Digest Reader's Digest Association (Reader's Digest Best Loved Books for Young Readers #6)      
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Checkmark
Tales of Poe: A Selection of Stories date unknown Editors of Reader's Digest Reader's Digest Association (Reader's Digest Best Loved Books for Young Readers) 0-945260-24-5   144+
[7]
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Edgar Allan Poe: A Collection of Stories date unknown Edgar Allan Poe Tor 0-812-50455-0 $3.99 236
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 Paul Jennis  
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