= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1893 / September | View All Issues |

September 1893

Editor’s drawer

1-2 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Editor’s drawer

1-4 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

2-3 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

3-4 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

488-489 PDF

When Phyllis laughs·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

489-506 PDF

A general election in England·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

506-507 PDF

September·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

508-530 PDF

The handsome Humes. A novel (chaps. XIII-XVI)·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

530-536 PDF

Edward Emerson Barnard·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

537-545 PDF

An Albert Dürer town·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

545-552 PDF

Gabriel, and the lost millions of Perote·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Reviews

553-560 PDF

The letters of James Russell Lowell·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

561-574 PDF

Texas·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

574-582 PDF

The general’s sword·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

582-595 PDF

Down Love Lane·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

595-602 PDF

Horace Chase (chaps. XX-XXI)·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

602-608 PDF

The diplomacy and law of the Isthmian canals·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

626-635 PDF

Riders of Egypt·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s study

635-636 PDF

– (I)·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s study

635-640 PDF

Editor’s study·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s study

636-637 PDF

– (II)·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s study

637-638 PDF

– (III)·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s study

638-639 PDF

– (IV)·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s study

639-640 PDF

– (V)·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Monthly record of current events

640 PDF

Monthly record of current events·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

illustration

641 PDF

Ante-posthumous jealousy·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

642-644 PDF

Her sympathetic editor·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

642-648 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

644 PDF

Plenty to do·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

644 PDF

Willing to do his best·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

644-645 PDF

A discussion·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

645 PDF

Modest·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

645 PDF

A narrow escape·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

645 PDF

An impolite critic·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

646 PDF

A post-prandial failure·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

646 PDF

The facetious young man turned down·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

646 PDF

Three good strokes·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

647 PDF

A compliment·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

648 PDF

When he was a boy·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

648 PDF

Youthful veracity·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

2 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

4 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

4 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= 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

September 2015

Weed Whackers

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Tremendous Machine

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A Goose in a Dress

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Genealogy of Orals

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Article
Romancing Kano·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

I recently spent a semester teaching writing at an elite liberal-arts college. At strategic points around the campus, in shades of yellow and green, banners displayed the following pair of texts. The first was attributed to the college’s founder, which dates it to the 1920s. The second was extracted from the latest version of the institution’s mission statement:

The paramount obligation of a college is to develop in its students the ability to think clearly and independently, and the ability to live confidently, courageously, and hopefully.

leadership
service
integrity
creativity

Let us take a moment to compare these texts. The first thing to observe about the older one is that it is a sentence. It expresses an idea by placing concepts in relation to one another within the kind of structure that we call a syntax. It is, moreover, highly wrought: a parallel structure underscored by repetition, five adverbs balanced two against three.

Article
The Prisoner of Sex·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“It is disappointing that parts of Purity read as though Franzen urgently wanted to telegraph a message to anyone who would defend his fiction from charges of chauvinism: ‘No, you’ve got me wrong. I really am sexist.’”
Illustration by Shonagh Rae
Article
Gangs of Karachi·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“In Karachi, sometimes only the thinnest of polite fictions separates the politicians from the men who kill and extort on their behalf.”
Photograph © Asim Rafiqui/NOOR Images
Article
Weed Whackers·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“Defining 'native' and 'invasive' in an ever-shifting natural world poses some problems. The camel, after all, is native to North America, though it went extinct here 8,000 years ago, while the sacrosanct redwood tree is invasive, having snuck in at some point in the past 65 million years.”
Photograph by Chad Ress
Article
The Neoliberal Arts·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“College is seldom about thinking or learning anymore. Everyone is running around trying to figure out what it is about. So far, they have come up with buzzwords, mainly those three.”
Artwork by Julie Cockburn

Percentage of Britons who cannot name the city that provides the setting for the musical Chicago:

65

An Australian entrepreneur was selling oysters raised in tanks laced with Viagra.

A naked man believed to be under the influence of LSD rammed his pickup truck into two police cars.

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

HARPER’S FINEST

Subways Are for Sleeping

By

“Shelby is waiting for something. He himself does not know what it is. When it comes he will either go back into the world from which he came, or sink out of sight in the morass of alcoholism or despair that has engulfed other vagrants.”

Subscribe Today