= Subscribers only. Sign in here. Subscribe here.

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

1887 / August | View All Issues |

August 1887

Literary notes

1-2 PDF

Literary notes·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.


Literary notes

1-4 PDF

Literary notes·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Literary notes

2-3 PDF

Literary notes·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Literary notes

3-4 PDF

Literary notes·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

326, 357-368 PDF

Buccaneers and marooners of the Spanish Main (first paper)·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

327-343 PDF

The neighborhood of the International Park·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

344-352 PDF

April hopes (chaps. XXXIII-XXXVI)·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

352-356 PDF

A native publishing house in India·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

356 PDF

Ballade of the bourne·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

368-372 PDF

Hunting the grizzly bear·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

373-395 PDF

A fisherman’s mate·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

395-404 PDF

Narka. A story of Russian life (chaps. XXIX-XXXI)·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

404 PDF

Before the rain·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

405-414 PDF

The natives of Siberia·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

414 PDF

A petition·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

415-421 PDF

Ravenna and its mosaics·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

421-429 PDF

The Irish party·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

429 PDF

Through the storm·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

430 PDF

Life and love·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Fiction

431-443 PDF

Here and there in the South. II.–In Mobile·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

443-452 PDF

Mexican notes. V.–Tczintczuntczan–Uruapan·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

453-454 PDF

Hypnotic moralization·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Poetry

454 PDF

Noon in a New England pasture·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Article

455-470 PDF

Sea wings·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s easy chair

470-472 PDF

Editor’s easy chair·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s easy chair

470-476 PDF

Editor’s easy chair·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s easy chair

472-473 PDF

Editor’s easy chair·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s easy chair

473-474 PDF

Editor’s easy chair·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s easy chair

474-475 PDF

Editor’s easy chair·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s easy chair

475-476 PDF

Editor’s easy chair·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s study

476-477 PDF

— (I)·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s study

476-480 PDF

Editor’s study·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s study

477-478 PDF

— (II)·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s study

478 PDF

— (III)·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s study

478-479 PDF

— (IV)·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s study

479-480 PDF

— (V)·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Monthly record of current events

480-481 PDF

Monthly record of current events·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

481-482 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

481-485 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

482-484 PDF

Heroic treatment·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

484 PDF

The whipping post·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

484-485 PDF

Pure antiquarianism·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Collection, Editor’s drawer

485 PDF

Anecdotes of Sam Houston·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

485 PDF

An old story in a new dress·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

485 PDF

An original version·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

485 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

485 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Editor’s drawer

485 PDF

Editor’s drawer·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

illustration

486 PDF

Consolation·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Literary notes

1 PDF

Literary notes·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Literary notes

3 PDF

Literary notes·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Literary notes

4 PDF

Literary notes·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Get access to 167 years of
Harper’s for only $45.99

United States Canada

THE CURRENT ISSUE

November 2017

Preaching to The Choir

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Monumental Error

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Star Search

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Pushing the Limit

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Bumpy Ride

Bad Dog

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

view Table Content

FEATURED ON HARPERS.ORG

Article
Pushing the Limit·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

In the early Eighties, Andy King, the coach of the Seawolves, a swim club in Danville, California, instructed Debra Denithorne, aged twelve, to do doubles — to practice in the morning and the afternoon. King told Denithorne’s parents that he saw in her the potential to receive a college scholarship, and even to compete in the Olympics. Tall swimmers have an advantage in the water, and by the time Denithorne turned thirteen, she was five foot eight. She dropped soccer and a religious group to spend more time at the pool.

Illustration by Shonagh Rae
Article
Star Search·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

On December 3, 2016, less than a month after Donald Trump was elected president, Amanda Litman sat alone on the porch of a bungalow in Costa Rica, thinking about the future of the Democratic Party. As Hillary Clinton’s director of email marketing, Litman raised $180 million and recruited 500,000 volunteers over the course of the campaign. She had arrived at the Javits Center on Election Night, arms full of cheap beer for the campaign staff, minutes before the pundits on TV announced that Clinton had lost Wisconsin. Later that night, on her cab ride home to Brooklyn, Litman asked the driver to pull over so she could throw up.

Illustration by Taylor Callery
Article
Monumental Error·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

In 1899, the art critic Layton Crippen complained in the New York Times that private donors and committees had been permitted to run amok, erecting all across the city a large number of “painfully ugly monuments.” The very worst statues had been dumped in Central Park. “The sculptures go as far toward spoiling the Park as it is possible to spoil it,” he wrote. Even worse, he lamented, no organization had “power of removal” to correct the damage that was being done.

Illustration by Steve Brodner
Article
Bumpy Ride·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

One sunny winter afternoon in western Michigan, I took a ride with Leon Slater, a slight sixty-four-year-old man with a neatly trimmed white beard and intense eyes behind his spectacles. He wore a faded blue baseball cap, so formed to his head that it seemed he slept with it on. Brickyard Road, the street in front of Slater’s home, was a mess of soupy dirt and water-filled craters. The muffler of his mud-splattered maroon pickup was loose, and exhaust fumes choked the cab. He gripped the wheel with hands leathery not from age but from decades moving earth with big machines for a living. What followed was a tooth-jarring tour of Muskegon County’s rural roads, which looked as though they’d been carpet-bombed.

Photograph by David Emitt Adams
Article
Bad Dog·

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

Abby was a breech birth but in the thirty-one years since then most everything has been pretty smooth. Sweet kid, not a lot of trouble. None of them were. Jack and Stevie set a good example, and she followed. Top grades, all the way through. Got on well with others but took her share of meanness here and there, so she stayed thoughtful and kind. There were a few curfew or partying things and some boys before she was ready, and there was one time on a school trip to Chicago that she and some other kids got caught smoking crack cocaine, but that was so weird it almost proved the rule. No big hiccups, master’s in ecology, good state job that lets her do half time but keep benefits while Rose is little.

Illustration by Katherine Streeter

Number of cast members of the movie Predator who have run for governor:

3

A Georgia Tech engineer created software that endows unmanned aerial drones with a sense of guilt.

Roy Moore, a 70-year-old lawyer and Republican candidate for the US Senate who once accidentally stabbed himself with a murder weapon while prosecuting a case in an Alabama courtroom, was accused of having sexually assaulted two women, Leigh Corfman and Beverly Young Nelson, while he was an assistant district attorney in his thirties and they were 14 and 16 years old, respectively.

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

HARPER’S FINEST

Report — From the June 2013 issue

How to Make Your Own AR-15

= Subscribers only.
Sign in here.
Subscribe here.

By

"Gun owners have long been the hypochondriacs of American politics. Over the past twenty years, the gun-rights movement has won just about every battle it has fought; states have passed at least a hundred laws loosening gun restrictions since President Obama took office. Yet the National Rifle Association has continued to insist that government confiscation of privately owned firearms is nigh. The NRA’s alarmism helped maintain an active membership, but the strategy was risky: sooner or later, gun guys might have realized that they’d been had. Then came the shootings at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, and at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, followed swiftly by the nightmare the NRA had been promising for decades: a dedicated push at every level of government for new gun laws. The gun-rights movement was now that most insufferable of species: a hypochondriac taken suddenly, seriously ill."

Subscribe Today