Cross-posted from my “Hawthorne’s Celestial Railroad: A Publication History” development blog at

A few weeks ago Juxta released a new beta that brings the wonderful textual collation software online, allowing users to upload their comparison sets for others to see. I’ve been playing with the software for a few months as a beta tester, and I’m excited to be able to share some of the most significantly edited versions of “The Celestial Railroad.”. You can view the complete comparison set at Check out some of my favorite comparisons:

I look forward to the continued development of Juxta’s web service. In particular, I hope they develop a way for scholars to embed the tool in their project sites. I would love for visitors to this website to access my comparison sets directly.