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Title: The Balloon-Hoax Title Record # 80310
Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Date: 1844-04-13
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Webpages: librivox.org, Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
Note:
  • First published untitled, with the headline "Astounding News! By Express via Norfolk! | The Atlantic Crossed in Three Days! | Signal Triumph of Mr. Monck Mason's Flying Machine!!!", in the April 13, 1844 The New York Sun, Extra. Later titled thus in The Works of the Late Edgar Allan Poe in 1850.
  • See the notes here and this OCR scan.
Amazing Stories, April 1927, unsigned illustration. Borderline S-F.
Synopsis: Available on page 326, Bleiler (Gernsback).
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Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1844 Astounding News! By Express Via Norfolk! The Atlantic Crossed in Three Days! Signal Triumph of Mr. Monck Mason's Flying Machine!!! Arrival at Sullivan's Island, near Charleston, S. C., of Mr. Mason, Mr. Robert Holland, Mr. Henson, Mr. Harrison Aisnsworth, and Four Others, in the Steering Balloon "Victoria," After a Passage of Seventy-Five Hours from Land to Land: Full Particulars of the Voyage!!! [as by uncredited]
1905 The Balloon Hoax
1966 The Conquest of the Air
Year Language Title
1855Translated by Charles Baudelaire. First published in Le Pays, January 31 - February 3, 1855.
French Le canard au ballon
1963Translated by Ion Vinea.
Romanian Farsa cu balonul
1965Translated by Ion Vinea and Mircea Alexandrescu.
Romanian Farsa cu balonul [as by E. A. Poe]
1975
  • Title means "Sensational News by Express, Via Norfolk".
  • Translated by Ion Vinea
Romanian
Știri senzaționale prin express, via Norfolk?Stiri senzationale prin express, via Norfolk
1990
  • Translated by Aleksandar B. Nedeljković
Serbian Laža sa balonom [as by Edgar Alan Po]
1993Translated by Heide Steiner
German Der Ballon-Ulk
2004Translated by Florența Drăghicescu
Romanian Farsa cu balonul

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
The Sun, Extra, April 13, 1844 1844-04-13 ed. Editors of The Sun (New York)        
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  
Histoires extraordinaires 1856-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe M. Lévy     xxxi+
330
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, Volume 2 1905-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Croscup and Holby (The Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe #2)      
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  
Fantastic Tales 1915-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Tauchnitz (Tauchnitz Collection of British and American Authors #4511)     285
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Amazing Stories, April 1927 1927-04-00 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 Gold-Bug and Other Tales and Poems 1930-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe The Macmillan Company (Macmillan Children's Classics)     xi+
199
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
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 Fireside Book of Flying Stories 1951-00-00 ed. Paul Jensen Simon & Schuster     464
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales 1960-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Signet Classic / New American Library CD29 $0.50 383
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  
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  
Descent Into the Maelström 1961-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Digit Books R512 2/6 160
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 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  
Tales 1964-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe West Virginia Pulp & Paper Co.      
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Histoires extraordinaires 1965-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Garnier-Flammarion     306
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 John Martin (1789-1854) 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
Science Fiction Through the Ages 1 1966-00-00 ed. I. O. Evans Panther 2152 3/6 156
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.
anth Checkmark
Mellonta Tauta 1968-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Editura Tineretului (
Colecția SF (2nd series)?Colectsia SF (2nd series)
Colectia SF (2nd series)
)
    192
unknown?The publication record was created from a secondary source and the publication format is unknown.
coll Damian Petrescu  
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
Wondermakers 1972-05-00 ed. Robert Hoskins Fawcett Premier M561 $0.95 351
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 Checkmark
Past, Present, and Future Perfect 1973-08-00 ed. Gregory Fitz Gerald, Jack C. Wolf Fawcett Premier M606 $0.95 544
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 Checkmark
Odiseea Marțiană: Maeștrii anticipației clasice?Odiseea Martiana: Maestrii anticipatiei clasice
1975-00-00 ed. Ion Hobana Editura Minerva (
Biblioteca pentru toți?Biblioteca pentru totsi
Biblioteca pentru toti
#863)
  Lei 5 349
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 D. Ristea  
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
The Science Fiction of Edgar Allan Poe 1976-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Penguin Books 0-14-043106-3 £0.90 xxvi+
429
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 Odilon Redon Checkmark
The Pit and the Pendulum and Other Tales of Terror 1976-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Andor Classic 002-2 $0.95 223
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 Jim Bellamore Checkmark
The Science Fiction of Edgar Allan Poe 1977-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Penguin Books 0-14-043106-3 £0.95 xxvi+
429
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 Odilon Redon  
Science Fiction: Creators and Pioneers 1979-00-00 ed. Arthur Liebman Richards Rosen 0-8239-0493-8   x+
211
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
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 Science Fiction of Edgar Allan Poe 1982-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Penguin Books 0-14-043106-3 £1.50 xxvi+
429
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 Odilon Redon 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
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
Alef, #21 1990-08-00 ed.
Boban Knežević?Boban Knezevic
Dnevnik   21.50 din 132
A5?14.8 cm by 21 cm or 5.8" by 8.3" magazine, used by some UK and European magazines
mag Tim White 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
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  
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  
Histoires extraordinaires 1996-03-00 Edgar Allan Poe Presses Pocket (Lire et voir des classiques #6019) 2-266-03080-9   382
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 Tales 1998-04-00 Edgar Allan Poe Signet Classic / New American Library 0-451-52675-9 $4.95 xvi+
384
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 Works of Edgar Allan Poe: Volume 1 (Raven Edition) 2000-04-01 Edgar Allan Poe Project Gutenberg 2147    
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
Histoires extraordinaires 2001-07-00 Edgar Allan Poe L'Aventurine (Classiques universels) 2-84595-028-4   246
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 L. Raemaekers Checkmark
Scurtă discuție cu o mumie?Scurta discutie cu o mumie
2004-00-00 Edgar Allan Poe Editura Minerva (
Ion Hobana Prezintă Maeștrii Anticipației Clasice?Ion Hobana Prezinta Maestrii Anticipatiei Clasice
#1)
973-21-0734-0   280
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: 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
The Works of Edgar Allan Poe: Volume 1 (Raven Edition) 2010-06-01 Edgar Allan Poe Bottom of the Hill Publishing 978-1-935785-11-8 $13.99 198
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  
Visions of Tomorrow: Science Fiction Predictions That Came True 2010-07-08 ed. Judith K. Dial, Thomas A. Easton Skyhorse Publishing 978-1-60239-998-3 $12.95 xxii+
313
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 Checkmark
Steampunk Poe 2011-09-08 Edgar Allan Poe Perseus Books 978-0-7624-4192-1 £12.99 263
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Steampunk Poe 2011-10-04 Edgar Allan Poe Running Press Teens 978-0-7624-4192-1 $18.95 263
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Works of Edgar Allan Poe: Volume 1 (Raven Edition) 2011-10-06 Edgar Allan Poe LibriVox   $0.00  
digital audio download?Digital recording in any format that is downloaded directly from the Internet. This category includes podcasts.
coll  
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 Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales date unknown Edgar Allan Poe Signet Classics CP396 $0.60 384
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
Wondermakers date unknown ed. Robert Hoskins Fawcett Crest M1826 $0.95 351
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 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
The Science Fiction of Edgar Allan Poe date unknown Edgar Allan Poe Penguin Books 0-14-043106-3 £8.99 xxvi+
429
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 Odilon Redon Checkmark
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