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Library of Select Novels

Country: US
Total Issues: 611

Issues & Index Sources:  1843 – 1885
Publishers:   Harper
Mentioned in:   Dime Novel Bibliography


Country: UK
Total Issues: 1

Small press "magazine of disquieting tales".

Issues & Index Sources:  #1, 1995: Science Fiction Index
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Life [1881]

Country: UK

The Christmas number for 1881 was advertised as "containing a series of tales, stories, poems and sketches by eminent authors, including Coals of Fire, by D. Christie Murray".

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1881

Life [1883]

Country: US

Humorous magazine noted for its art by Gibson; authors include John Kendrick Bangs, Brander Matthews, Robert Benchley. The title bought by Henry Luce in 1936: his Life was a different type of magazine (see separate entry below).

Issues & Index Sources

  4-Jan-1883 – Oct-1936


  John Ames Mitchell; Charles Dana Gibson


  1883 – 1892: Edward Sanford Martin
  1892 – ?: Thomas L. Masson
  1924 – 1928: Robert E. Sherwood


  1883 – 1931: weekly
  1931 – 1936: monthly

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Life [1936]

Country: US

Although almost wholly non-fiction (like other Luce publications, such as the news-weekly, Time), the heavily-pictorial Life has been known to publish occasional pieces of fiction, including "The Silence of the Sea" by Vercors (1943), "The Old Man and the Sea" by Ernest Hemingway (1952), "The Bridges of Toko-ri" by James Michener (1953) and "The Kilimanjaro Machine" by Ray Bradbury (22-Jan-1965).

Issues & Index Sources

  23-Nov-1936 – 1972: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
  1978 – 2000


  Time, Inc. (Henry Luce)


  big slick



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Life and Adventure Library

Country: UK
Total Issues: 20

Issues & Index Sources:  1890 – 1893
Publishers:   Aldine Publishing Co.

Life and Letters

Country: UK
Total Issues: 154

A literary review which published one or two stories each issue, often experimental. Authors include Enid Bagnold, Nugent Barker, Lord Dunsany, D.H. Lawrence, Sean O'Casey.

Note: Life & Letters became the sponge that absorbed other literary/ critical magazines: To-Day in 1935, The London Mercury and Bookman in May-1939.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jun-1928 – Apr-1935: Index to English-Language Little Magazines, 1890-1970
  Sep-1935 – Jun-1945, as Life and Letters Today: Index to English-Language Little Magazines, 1890-1970
  Jul-1945 – Jan-1946, as Life and Letters and the London Mercury and Bookman: Index to English-Language Little Magazines, 1890-1970
  Feb-1946 – Jun-1950, as Life and Letters: Index to English-Language Little Magazines, 1890-1970


  1928 – 1934: The Statesman Publishing Co.
  1935 – 1950: Constable


  1928 – 1934: Desmond McCarthy
  1934: Hamish Miles
  1934 – 1935: R. Ellis Roberts
  1935 – 1950: Robert Herring


  monthly (but mostly quarterly, 1932 - 1938)

Mentioned in:   British Literary Magazines Vol. 4

Life (Australia)

Country: Australia

Australian literary magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1920s

Life in Rio

Country: US

Pin-up magazine that contained some stories.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s

The Life of Gene Tunney

Country: US
Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1927
Publishers:   Dell
Formats:   pulp
Mentioned in:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps

Life's Romances

Country: US
Total Issues: 3

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-1941 – Dec-1941: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Bell Syndicate
Formats:   standard pulp
Mentioned in:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps

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Life Story Magazine

Country: US

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Country Press
Editors:   Geraldine Rhoads
Formats:   quarto
Prices:   25c

The Lightbearer Twopenny Stories

Country: UK
Total Issues: 1?

Issues & Index Sources:  1933: Story Paper Index
Publishers:   John Ritchie, Kilmarnock
Pagecounts:   32pp

The Lighter Side

Country: UK

Subtitled "The Colour Magazine Bi-Annual".

Issues & Index Sources:  1921 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)

Lighthouse [1960s]

Country: US
Total Issues: 15


Issues & Index Sources:  1961? – Aug-1967: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Editors:   Terry Carr & Pete Graham

Lighthouse Magazine [2003]

Country: UK
Total Issues: 7

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-2003 – #7, 2006: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Lighthouse Magazine, P.O. Box 106, Jarrow, NE32 3WZ
Editors:   Paul Calvin Wilson
Formats:   A4
Prices:   £5.00
Pagecounts:   50pp

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