= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1898 / July | View All Issues |

July 1898

Fiction

164, 260-275 PDF

Old Chester tales. The thief·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Fiction

165-181 PDF

A prince of Georgia·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

182-190 PDF

The people and their government·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

190-194 PDF

A question of courage·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

194 PDF

The morning star·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

195-199 PDF

Sun-Down Leflare’s money·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

200-213 PDF

The ethics of a corrida·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

213-223 PDF

Notes on journalism·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

232-239 PDF

A petitioner·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

240-259 PDF

Eastern Siberia·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

275 PDF

Prometheus poeta·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

276-282 PDF

New era in the Middle West·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

283-299 PDF

Roden’s corner (chaps. XXV-XVIII)·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

300-306 PDF

The story·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

307-312 PDF

New words and old·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s study

312-316 PDF

Editor’s study·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s study

312-316 PDF

– (I-IV)·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

317-319 PDF

Pickled herring·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

317-324 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

319 PDF

An appreciative critic·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

319-320 PDF

Discouraging a truth-teller·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

320 PDF

Buying a horse in Kentucky·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

320-321 PDF

The ass and the lapdog·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

322 PDF

Inexpensive·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

322 PDF

Boomerang questions·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

322-323 PDF

An extinguisher·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

324 PDF

A crafty financial episode·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

324 PDF

At the musical·

= 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

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.

The Neoliberal Arts

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Article
New Television·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“In Season 5 of Louie (FX), Louie is a new kind of superhero. Like Wonder Woman, the canonical superhero he most resembles, Louie’s distinctive superpower is love.”
Illustration by Demetrios Psillos
Article
Romancing Kano·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

On a Friday evening in January, a thousand people at the annual California Native Plant Society conference in San Jose settled down to a banquet and a keynote speech delivered by an environmental historian named Jared Farmer. His chosen topic was the eucalyptus tree and its role in California’s ecology and history. The address did not go well. Eucalyptus is not a native plant but a Victorian import from Australia. In the eyes of those gathered at the San Jose DoubleTree, it qualified as “invasive,” “exotic,” “alien” — all dirty words to this crowd, who were therefore convinced that the tree was dangerously combustible, unfriendly to birds, and excessively greedy in competing for water with honest native species.

In his speech, Farmer dutifully highlighted these ugly attributes, but also quoted a few more positive remarks made by others over the years. This was a reckless move. A reference to the tree as “indigenously Californian” elicited an abusive roar, as did an observation that without the aromatic import, the state would be like a “home without its mother.” Thereafter, the mild-mannered speaker was continually interrupted by boos, groans, and exasperated gasps. Only when he mentioned the longhorn beetle, a species imported (illegally) from Australia during the 1990s with the specific aim of killing the eucalyptus, did he earn a resounding cheer.

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

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 tourism company in Australia announced a service that will allow users to take the “world’s biggest selfies,” and a Texas man accidentally killed himself while trying to pose for a selfie with a handgun.

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