= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1852 / July | View All Issues |

July 1852

Article

145-161 PDF

The armory at Springfield·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Article

174-177 PDF

Peculiar habits of distinguished authors·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

177-179 PDF

Ostriches. How they are hunted·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

179-180 PDF

A dull town·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

185-187 PDF

The little gray gossip·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

187-196 PDF

The mourner and the comforter·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

197-200 PDF

Life of Blake, the great admiral·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

201-202 PDF

The British Museum and Zoological Gardens·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

202-210 PDF

A terribly strange bed·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

210-212 PDF

What the sunbeam does·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

212-218 PDF

The record of a madness which was not insanity·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

218-219 PDF

A tale of mid-air·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

219-222 PDF

Stories about beasts and birds·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

222-225 PDF

A miser’s life and death·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

225-227 PDF

Results of an accident.–The gum secret·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

227-229 PDF

My little French friend·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

229-248 PDF

Bleak House (chaps. XI-XIII)·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

248-253 PDF

The counter-stroke·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

253-255 PDF

Philosophy of laughter·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Monthly record of current events

255-262 PDF

Monthly record of current events·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s table

262-265 PDF

Editor’s table·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s table

262-265 PDF

Editor’s table·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s easy chair

265-266 PDF

Editor’s easy chair·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s easy chair

265-270 PDF

Editor’s easy chair·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s easy chair

266 PDF

Editor’s easy chair·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s easy chair

266 PDF

Editor’s easy chair·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s easy chair

266-267 PDF

Editor’s easy chair·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s easy chair

267 PDF

Editor’s easy chair·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s easy chair

267 PDF

Editor’s easy chair·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s easy chair

267-268 PDF

Editor’s easy chair·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s easy chair

268 PDF

Editor’s easy chair·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s easy chair

268-269 PDF

Editor’s easy chair·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

271 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

271 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

271 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

271 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

271 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

271-272 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

271-276 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

272 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

272 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

272 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

272 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

272 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

272-273 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

273 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Literary notices

277-280 PDF

Literary notices·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Literary notices

277-280 PDF

Literary notices·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Comicalities, original and selected

281 PDF

Illustration of humbug·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Comicalities, original and selected

281 PDF

Finance for young ladies·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Comicalities, original and selected

281-286 PDF

Comicalities, original and selected·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Comicalities, original and selected

282 PDF

Maine-law petitioners·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Comicalities, original and selected

283 PDF

Anti-Maine-law petitioners·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Comicalities, original and selected

284 PDF

Matrimony made easy·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Comicalities, original and selected

285 PDF

Favorite investments·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Comicalities, original and selected

285 PDF

An agreeable partner·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Comicalities, original and selected

286 PDF

Delicacy·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Comicalities, original and selected

286 PDF

The dog-days·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Comicalities, original and selected

286 PDF

The American crusaders·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fashions for summer

287-288 PDF

Fashions for summer·

= 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

November 2014

Stop Hillary!

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

How the Islamic State was Won

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Cage Wars

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Everyday Grace

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Article
Stop Hillary!·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

"What Hillary will deliver, then, is more of the same. And that shouldn’t surprise us."
Photograph by Joe Raedle
Post
A Band of Her Own·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

"What in the poem is an unappealing display becomes, with the addition of the soul-influenced, flute-inflected background, funny, almost self-consciously so."
Photograph by AP/Bill Chaplis
Article
Cage Wars·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

"In the 1970s, “Chickens’ Lib” was a handful of women in flower-print dresses holding signs, but in the past decade farm hens have become almost a national preoccupation."
Photograph by Adam Dickerson/Big Dutchman USA, courtesy Vande Bunte Farms
Article
Paradise Lost·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

"Suffering Sappho! Here we still are, marching right into yet another century with our glass ceilings, unequal pay, unresolved work and child-care balance, and still marrying, forever marrying, men."
Illustration by Anthony Lister
Article
Off the Land·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

"Nearly half the reservation lives below the poverty line, with unemployment as high as 60 percent, little to no infrastructure, few entitlements, a safety net that never was, no industry to speak of, and a housing crisis that has been dire not for five years but since the reservation’s founding in 1855."
Illustration by Stan Fellows

Amount a Chinese online gamer made last year by selling a virtual sword he had borrowed from a friend:

$850

In South Africa, AIDS patients were smoking their antiretroviral drugs to get high or selling them to teenage drug users.

Swiss retailer Migros cut off ties with a collectible-creamer company following the distribution of 2,000 creamers whose lids bore images of Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini. “You cannot put Pol Pot or a terrorist on a milk creamer,” said a Migros spokesman.

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