The London Magazine Vol XIV

The London: A Magazine of Human Interest

A binding of no. 79 (February 1905) – no. 84 of the magazine. 744 pages.

Halfbound in red leather and dark grey boards. Hinging present at some gatherings and spine loosening from book block. A good copy.

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The London Magazine

The London Magazine was founded in 1732 as The London Magazine. and went on to publish work by the leaders of a rising generation of English romantics. In September 1821, the first two instalments of Thomas De Quincey’s Confessions of an English Opium Eater appeared in the Magazine. Charles Lamb, Leigh Hunt, and Thomas Carlyle were also contributors. Publication ceased in 1829.

The magazine restarted in 1898, and in February 1903, H. G. Wells published his first short story for the Magazine, Mr Skelmersdale in Fairyland. During the early twentieth century, The London Magazine also published original stories from the likes of Arthur Conan Doyle, Joseph Conrad, Jack London, and P. G. Wodehouse. A short story by E. Nesbit was included in almost every issue of 1904, and her most famous novel, The Railway Children, was serialised in the magazine the year before its commercial release in 1906. Thomas Hardy was also published in the Magazine, and famous illustrator W. Heath Robinson contributed several original prints. In 1933 the Magazine closed again.

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