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    The Cornhill Magazine    (about)
    The Cornhill Magazine—UK; Jan. 1860-Spring 1975 (three consecutive series totalling 1,084 issues); Smith, Elder & Co., London (1860-1916), John Murray (1917-1975); monthly; standard format, priced 1/-, styled on Harper’s Magazine; a second series (under editor Payn, 1883-1896) saw it restyled as a 6d monthly, but it reverted to its old format in 1896; editors William Makepeace Thackeray (Jan. 1860-May 1862), editorial board of varying members, inc. George Smith, Frederick Greenwood, G. H. Lewes and Edward Dutton Cook (Jun. 1862-Mar. 1871), Leslie Stephen (Apr. 1871-Dec. 1882), James Payn (Jan. 1883-Jun. 1896), John St. Loe Strachey (Jul. 1896-Dec. 1897), Reginald Smith (Jan. 1898-Dec. 1916), Leonard Huxley (Jan. 1917-Jun. 1933); “the premier fiction-carrying magazine of the century,” it reigned supreme until toppled by The Strand and others in the 1890s; circulation peaked at circa 110,000 in the first few years, settled at about 20,000 by 1870; authors in early issues included Thackeray, Trollope, Sala, Mrs Gaskell, Thomas Hardy (“Far from the Madding Crowd,” 1874), George Eliot, Wilkie Collins (“Armadale,” 1864-1866), Charles Reade, George Meredith, Henry James; indexed, Wellesley vol.1 (1860-1900 only).

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