= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1884 / May | View All Issues |

May 1884

Fiction

820-830 PDF

A May-Day idyl of the olden time·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Poetry

830 PDF

Sacrilege·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

831-851 PDF

Kairwan·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

851 PDF

The Old Man of the Mountain·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

852-863 PDF

Kaiser Wilhelm·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

863 PDF

Dignity of lowly work·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

864-868 PDF

Control of the dangers from defective vision·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

869-882 PDF

From the Fraser to the Columbia (second paper)·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

883-884 PDF

Transcripts from nature (I-VII)·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

885-898 PDF

The Bank of England·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

898-904 PDF

Dr. Schliemann·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

His life and work

Fiction

905-913 PDF

The rival ghosts·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

913-917 PDF

The thunderer of the Paris press·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

illustration

917 PDF

“The Belle”·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

919-935 PDF

Nature’s serial story (VI)·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

935 PDF

Sestina·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

936-946 PDF

The Era of Good Feeling·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s easy chair

965-966 PDF

Editor’s easy chair·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s easy chair

965-970 PDF

Editor’s easy chair·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s easy chair

966-967 PDF

Editor’s easy chair·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s easy chair

967-968 PDF

Editor’s easy chair·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s easy chair

968-969 PDF

Editor’s easy chair·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s easy chair

969-970 PDF

Editor’s easy chair·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s literary record

970-975 PDF

Editor’s literary record·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s literary record

970-975 PDF

Editor’s literary record·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s historical record

976 PDF

Editor’s historical record·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

977 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

977-978 PDF

An unexpected response·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

977-980 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

978 PDF

The coquettes·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

978 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

978 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

978-980 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

980 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

980 PDF

Speak gently·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Get access to 165 years of
Harper’s for only $45.99

United States Canada

THE CURRENT ISSUE

October 2016

Innocents

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Quiet Car

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Psychedelic Trap

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Hamilton Cult

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Held Back

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Division Street

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Article
The Hamilton Cult·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

"The past is complicated, and explaining it is not just a trick, but a gamble."
Illustration by Jimmy Turrell
Article
Division Street·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

"Perfectly sane people lose access to housing every day, though the resultant ordeal may undermine some of that sanity, as it might yours and mine."
Photograph © Robert Gumpert
Article
Held Back·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

"'We don’t know where the money went!' a woman cried out. 'They looted it! They stole our money!'"
Artwork by Mischelle Moy
Article
The Quiet Car·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Flor Arely Sánchez had been in bed with a fever and pains throughout her body for three days when a July thunderstorm broke over the mountainside. She got nervous when bolts of light flashed in the sky. Lightning strikes the San Julián region of western El Salvador several times a year, and her neighbors fear storms more than they fear the march of diseases — first dengue, then chikungunya, now Zika. Flor worried about a lot of things, since she was pregnant.

Late in the afternoon, when the pains had somewhat eased, Flor thought she might go to a dammed-up bit of the river near her house to bathe. She is thirty-five and has lived in the same place all her life, where wrinkled hills are planted with corn, beans, and fruit trees. She took a towel and soap and walked out into the rain. Halfway to the river, the pains returned and overcame her. The next thing Flor remembers, she was in a room she didn’t recognize, unable to move. As she soon discovered, she was in a hospital, her ankle cuffed to the bed, and she was being investigated for abortion.

Photograph by Joshua Lutz
Article
Innocents·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

"The next thing Flor remembers, she was in a room she didn’t recognize, unable to move. As she soon discovered, she was in a hospital, her ankle cuffed to the bed, and she was being investigated for abortion."
Photograph © Nadia Shira Cohen

Average duration of a Japanese prime minister’s tenure since August 1993, in months:

16

Brain shrinkage has no effect on cognition.

An Indianapolis fertility doctor was accused of using his own sperm to artificially inseminate patients, and a Delaware man pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing his former psychiatrist.

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

HARPER’S FINEST

Mississippi Drift

By

Matt was happy enough to sustain himself on the detritus of a world he saw as careening toward self-destruction, and equally happy to scam a government he despised. 'I’m glad everyone’s so wasteful,' he told me. 'It supports my lifestyle.'

Subscribe Today