= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1902 / October | View All Issues |

October 1902

Article

659-668 PDF

Amana·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A study of religious communism


Fiction

669-676 PDF

The healer from Far-Away Cove·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

677-683 PDF

Knickerbocker era of American letters·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

684-690 PDF

Into action·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

691-698 PDF

At Monte Carlo!·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

699-700 PDF

In autumn·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

701-702, f702, 703-710, f710, 711-715 PDF

Lady Rose’s daughter (part VI, chaps. XI-XII)·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

715 PDF

Shut in·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

716-722 PDF

Mother·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

723-730 PDF

Plant battles·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

731-738 PDF

The price of the past participle·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

746 PDF

The little ghost·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

747-752 PDF

A successful marriage·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

752 PDF

Love triumphant·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

769-772 PDF

Newest definitions of electricity·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

773 PDF

The queen’s death·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

773-776 PDF

Some letters of Bret Harte·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

777-786 PDF

Angels unawares·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

786 PDF

Without the gate·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

787-796 PDF

Art effort in British cities·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

797-801 PDF

The sea-dog·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

802 PDF

The lesson·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s easy chair

802-805 PDF

Editor’s easy chair·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s easy chair

802-805 PDF

Editor’s easy chair·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s study

806-810 PDF

Editor’s study·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s study

806-810 PDF

Editor’s study·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

811-814 PDF

The Kirby wedding·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

811-818 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

814 PDF

Golfing song·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

814 PDF

The point of view·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

814 PDF

Both were shocked·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

814 PDF

Highly accomplished·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

814 PDF

Nipped in the bud·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

815 PDF

Arms and the maid·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

816 PDF

An industrious artist·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

816 PDF

Meeting a crisis·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

816 PDF

Ballade of dead hobbies·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

816 PDF

A matter of justice·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

816 PDF

An amphibious animal·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

817 PDF

Femininity·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

817 PDF

Juvenile honesty·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

817 PDF

Her own recommendation·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

818 PDF

A fish story·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

818 PDF

Balancing her account·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

818 PDF

Cause for dissension·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

818 PDF

Domestic chronology·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

818 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

658 , 739-742, f742, 743-745 PDF

Perdita’s simple cupboard·

= 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

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.

Gangs of Karachi

= 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