= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1850 / August | View All Issues |

August 1850

Article

289-296 PDF

Pilgrimage to the home of Sir Thomas More·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Article

296-297 PDF

A buffalo chase·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

297 PDF

Earth’s harvests·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

298-303 PDF

Biographical sketch of the late president·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

303-304 PDF

Encounter with a lioness·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

304-308 PDF

The young advocate·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

308-317 PDF

The revolutionism of Mirabeau·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

317-319 PDF

The “communist” sparrow–an anecdote of Cuvier·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

320-321 PDF

A giraffe chase·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

321-324 PDF

Adventure in a Turkish harem·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

324-329 PDF

The wife of Kong Tolv. A fairy tale of Scandinavia·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Reviews

340-345 PDF

Have great poets become impossible?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

345-347 PDF

Recollections of Thomas Campbell·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

347-349 PDF

Galileo and his daughter·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

349-351 PDF

Ebenezer Elliott·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

352-353 PDF

Conflict with an elephant·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

353-383 PDF

Lettice Arnold (chaps. VII-X)·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

387-393 PDF

The old man’s bequest; a story of gold·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

393-395 PDF

Elephant shooting·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

395-397 PDF

The power of mercy·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

397-400 PDF

Borax lagoons of Tuscany·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

400-402 PDF

Wallace and Fawdon·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

402-403 PDF

What becomes of all the clever children?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

403-404 PDF

Lack of poetry in America·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

405-406 PDF

Sir Robert Peel·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

406-408 PDF

Sponges·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

408-411 PDF

The railway works at Crewe·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

411-414 PDF

Steam-bridge of the Atlantic·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

414-415 PDF

The little hero of Haarlem·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

415 PDF

Adventure with a snake·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Monthly record of current events

416-424 PDF

Monthly record of current events·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Literary notices

425-430 PDF

Literary notices·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Literary notices

425-430 PDF

Literary notices·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Summer fashions

431-432 PDF

Summer fashions·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Get access to 164 years of
Harper’s for only $34.99

United States Canada

THE CURRENT ISSUE

May 2014

50,000 Life Coaches Can’t Be Wrong

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Quinoa Quarrel

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

You Had to Be There

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A Study in Sherlock

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Post
“In Thunupa’s footsteps grew a miraculous plant that could withstand drought, cold, and even salt, and still produce a nutritious grain.”
Photograph by Lisa M. Hamilton
Article
A Study in Sherlock·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“It is central to the pleasure of the Sherlock Holmes stories that they invite play, and that they were never meant to be taken seriously.”
Illustration by Frederic Dorr Steele
Post
My Top 5 Metal Albums and Their Poetic Counterparts·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“1. Death, The Sound of Perseverance (Nuclear Blast, 1998)”
Photograph (detail) by Peter Beste
Article
Found Money·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“I have spent my entire adult existence in a recession. Like most people I talk to, I assume the forces that control the market are at best random and at worst rigged. The auction shows only confirm that suspicion.”
Illustration by Steven Dana
Post
The School of Permanent Revolución·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“The University of Venezuela has provided a consistent counterweight to governmental authority, but it has also reliably produced the elite of whatever group replaced the status quo.”
Photograph © Daniel Lansberg-Rodríguez

Percentage of non-Christian Americans who say they believe in the resurrection of Christ:

52

A newly translated Coptic text alleged Judas’ kiss to have been necessitated by Jesus’ ability to shape-shift.

Russia reportedly dropped a series of math texts from a list of recommended curricular books because its illustrations featured too many non-Russian characters. “Gnomes, Snow White,” said a Russian education expert, “these are representatives of a foreign-language culture.”

Subscribe to the Weekly Review newsletter. Don’t worry, we won’t sell your email address!

HARPER’S FINEST