= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1920 / May | View All Issues |

May 1920

Fiction

721-735 PDF

The beauty and the Bolshevist·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

A story in three parts (part I)


Poetry

735 PDF

Lovely chance·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

743 PDF

Resurrection·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

Frontispiece, 744-746, f746, 747-757 PDF

A dream or two·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

758-770 PDF

Death Valley·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

770 PDF

Danger·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

771-784 PDF

What Bolshevism has become·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

785-793 PDF

No flowers·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

809-812 PDF

The opal arrow-head·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Collection

823 PDF

Three quatrains·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

823 PDF

The cup·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

823 PDF

Forgive me not!·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

823 PDF

The rose·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

824-836 PDF

The crocodile’s half-sister·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

836 PDF

The quest·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

837-845 PDF

Bird intimacies·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The lion’s mouth

846-849 PDF

Our statish language·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The lion’s mouth

849-852 PDF

Is fame becoming extinct?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The lion’s mouth

852 PDF

Epistle to Alexander Pope·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The lion’s mouth

852-854 PDF

The case of Jack Robinson·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The lion’s mouth

854-856 PDF

The dominion of the sentimental·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

857-860 PDF

Just like Chelu’zim·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

857-864 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

860 PDF

A humane warden·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

860 PDF

Rather fair·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

861 PDF

Another practice wanted·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

861 PDF

Heavenly amusement·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

861 PDF

Not much progress·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

861 PDF

Sauce for the gander·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

861 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

862 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

862 PDF

A precious gem·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

862 PDF

A wise chauffeur·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

862 PDF

No rudeness there·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

862 PDF

His object·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

863 PDF

Frightful reparation·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

863 PDF

No need of adornment·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

863 PDF

A new factor to reckon with·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

863 PDF

A new disease·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

863 PDF

A personage·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

863 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

864 PDF

Mother Goose, linguist·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

864 PDF

Bad bookeeping·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

864 PDF

Economic information·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

864 PDF

A different itinerary·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

864 PDF

The easiest way·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

864 PDF

Virginibus puerisque·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

864 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

February 2016

Isn’t It Romantic?

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Trusted Traveler

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Trouble with Iowa

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

The Queen and I

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Disunified Front

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

We Don’t Have Rights, But We Are Alive

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Article
Isn’t It Romantic?·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“He had paid for much of her schooling, something he cannot help but mention, since the aftermath of any failed relationship brings an ungenerous and impossible impulse to claw back one’s misspent resources.”
Illustration by Shonagh Rae
Article
The Trouble with Iowa·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“It seems to defy reason that this anachronistic farm state — a demographic outlier, with no major cities and just 3 million people, nine out of ten of them white — should play such an outsized role in American politics.”
Photograph (detail) © Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Article
Rule, Britannica·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“This is the strange magic of an arrangement of all the world’s knowledge in alphabetical order: any search for anything passes through things that have nothing in common with it but an initial letter.”
Artwork by Brian Dettmer. Courtesy the artist and P.P.O.W., New York City.
Article
The Queen and I·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“Buckingham Palace is a theater in need of renovation. There is something pathetic about a fiercely vacuumed throne room. The plants are tired. Plastic is nailed to walls and mirrors. The ballroom is set for a ghostly banquet. Everyone is whispering, for we are in a mad kind of church. A child weeps.”
Photograph (detail) © Martin Parr/Magnum Photos
Article
We Don’t Have Rights, But We Are Alive·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

“If I really wanted to learn about the Islamic State, Hassan told me, I ought to speak to his friend Samir, a young gay soldier in the Syrian Army who’d been fighting jihadis intermittently for the past four years.”
Photograph (detail) by Anwar Amro/AFP/Getty

Estimated percentage of New Hampshire’s bat population that died in 2010:

65

A horticulturalist in Florida announced a new low-carb potato.

In Turlock, California, nearly 3,500 samples of bull semen were stolen from the back of a truck.

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

HARPER’S FINEST

Two Christmas Mornings of the Great War

By

Civilization masks us with a screen, from ourselves and from one another, with thin depth of unreality. We habitually live — do we not? — in a world self-created, half established, of false values arbitrarily upheld, largely inspired by misconception, misapprehension, wrong perspective, and defective proportion, misapplication.

Subscribe Today