= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1850 / October | View All Issues |

October 1850

Article

577-584 PDF

Wordsworth–his character and genius·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Article

584-586 PDF

Sidney Smith·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

586-588 PDF

Thomas Carlyle·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

588-592 PDF

The gentleman beggar. An attorney’s story·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

592-593 PDF

Singular proceedings of the sand wasp·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

593-595 PDF

What horses think of men. From the raven in the happy family·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

595-597 PDF

The Quakers during the American war·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

597-600 PDF

A shilling’s worth of science·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

600 PDF

A Tuscan vintage·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

601-619 PDF

How to make home unhealthy·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

620-627 PDF

A bachelor’s reverie·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

627 PDF

Sorrows and joys·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

627-639 PDF

Maurice Tiernay, the soldier of fortune (chaps. XII-XV)·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

639-640 PDF

The enchanted rock·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

640-642 PDF

The force of fear·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

642-648 PDF

Lady Alice Daventry; or, the night of crime·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

648-651 PDF

Mirabeau. An anecdote of his private life·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

651-656 PDF

Terrestrial magnetism·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

656-657 PDF

Early history of the use of coal·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

657-658 PDF

Jenny Lind·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

672-673 PDF

The two guides of the child·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

673-677 PDF

The laboratory in the chest·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

677-680 PDF

The steel pen. An illustration of cheapness·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

680-684 PDF

Snakes and serpent charmers·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

684-690 PDF

The magic maze·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

690-692 PDF

The sun·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

692-693 PDF

The household jewels·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

693-696 PDF

The tea-plant·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

696-697 PDF

Anecdotes of Dr. Chalmers·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

697-699 PDF

The pleasures of illness·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

699 PDF

Obstructions to the use of the telescope·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Monthly record of current events

700-712 PDF

Monthly record of current events·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Literary notices

713-718 PDF

Literary notices·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Literary notices

713-718 PDF

Literary notices·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Autumn fashions

719-720 PDF

Autumn fashions·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Get access to 164 years of
Harper’s for only $39.99

United States Canada

THE CURRENT ISSUE

October 2014

Cassandra Among the
Creeps

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“Today Is Better Than Tomorrow”

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

PBS Self-Destructs

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Monkey Did It

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Article
“Today Is Better Than Tomorrow”·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“Iraq has every disease there is; its mind is deranged with too many voices, its organs corrupted, its limbs only long enough to tear at its own body.”
Photograph by Benjamin Busch
Post
Flying Blind·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“President Obama’s war against the Islamic State will represent, by a rough count, the eighth time the U.S. air-power lobby has promised to crush a foe without setting boot or foot on the ground.”
Article
The Monkey Did It·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“In Murakami’s fiction, what presents itself as a key reveals itself simultaneously to be a keyhole.”
Illustration by Steven Dana
Article
PBS Self-Destructs·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“The present state of PBS, the result of built-in deficiencies and ideological conflicts, was almost an inevitability.”
Illustration by Thomas Allen
Article
Cassandra Among the Creeps·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

On silencing women
“The old framework of feminine mendacity and murky-mindedness is still routinely trotted out, and we should learn to recognize it for what it is.”
Photograph © Sallie Dean Shatz

Average black-market price in Baghdad of a DVD showing the beheading of a foreigner or Iraqi “collaborator”:

50?

Among U.S. children, whites as young as seven perceive blacks to experience less pain than fellow whites.

In a suburb of Salt Lake City, two sister-wives dressed like ninjas were subdued by a man with a sword after they broke into the home of a child whom their husband had allegedly abused.

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

HARPER’S FINEST

In Praise of Idleness

By

I hope that after reading the following pages the leaders of the Y. M. C. A. will start a campaign to induce good young men to do nothing. If so, I shall not have lived in vain.

Subscribe Today