= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1854 / May | View All Issues |

May 1854

Article

721-744 PDF

Napoleon Bonaparte. Dresden and Leipsic·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Article

758-766 PDF

Elephant hunting in Ceylon·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

767-771 PDF

The blind man’s wreath·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

771-773 PDF

Letters to Sappho·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

773-780 PDF

The governor’s lady·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

780-796 PDF

The Newcomes. Memoirs of a most respectable family (chaps. XVII-XX)·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

796-800 PDF

The Turk at home·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

801-806 PDF

The Russians at home·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

806-809 PDF

Founded on fact·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

809-811 PDF

Shots and shells·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

811-813 PDF

Is the toad venomous?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

813-817 PDF

Holland House and its celebrities·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

817-819 PDF

The dupe and the duper·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

819-824 PDF

A glimpse of Armenia·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

824-832 PDF

The infant heir·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Monthly record of current events

832-835 PDF

Monthly record of current events·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s table

836-839 PDF

Editor’s table·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s table

836-839 PDF

Editor’s table·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s easy chair

839-840 PDF

Editor’s easy chair·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s easy chair

839-850 PDF

Editor’s easy chair·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s easy chair

840-841 PDF

Editor’s easy chair·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s easy chair

841 PDF

Editor’s easy chair·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s easy chair

841-844 PDF

Editor’s easy chair·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s easy chair

844 PDF

Editor’s easy chair·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s easy chair

844-845 PDF

Editor’s easy chair·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s easy chair

845-846 PDF

Editor’s easy chair·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s easy chair

846 PDF

Editor’s easy chair·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s easy chair

846-847 PDF

Editor’s easy chair·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s easy chair

847-848 PDF

Our foreign gossip·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s easy chair

848-850 PDF

Our foreign gossip·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

850 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

850-856 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

851 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

851 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

851 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

851 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

851 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

852 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

852 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

852-853 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

853 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

853 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

853-854 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

854 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

854 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

854-855 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

855 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

855 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

855 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

855 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

855 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

855-856 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

856 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

856 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Literary notices

857-860 PDF

Literary notices·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Literary notices

857-860 PDF

Literary notices·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Cartoon

861-862 PDF

The spirits on May-Day·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fashions for May

863-864 PDF

Fashions for May·

= 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

August 2014

The End of Retirement

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Octopus and Its Grandchildren

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Francis and the Nuns

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Return of the Strongman

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Post
“Evidence of a chill was plain. People in Hailey spoke to me about Bergdahl in low voices, as if about a death.”
Fox & Friends, July 6, 2014
Article
The Seductive Catastrophe·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“The world’s leaders were moved by a populace fused into a forward phalanx, were shaken by a tidal wave of militancy jubilantly united.”
Photograph courtesy Mary Evans Picture Library
Post
The Glitch in the Video-Game Graveyard·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“From the nerd squabbles of Internet discussion threads rose an urban legend that culminated in a film that hinges on digging through my town’s trash.”
Illustration (detail) by Timothy Taranto
Article
What the Camera Saw·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“They shot him behind the left ear, and he fell.”
Article
Bounty·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“If I’d been one of the unprepared, I’d be desperate, too.”
Illustration (detail) by Simon Pemberton

Rolls of toilet paper Chicago’s city government has produced this year from recycled City Hall wastepaper:

19,000

Two thirds of U.S. teenagers experience uncontrollable rage.

Russia lost, then regained, contact with a satellite carrying five geckos sent to copulate in zero gravity.

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