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    The Rapid    (about)
    The Rapid: “The Human Interest Magazine” published by C. A. Pearson and edited by Percy Everett. Brought out as a companion to The Novel Magazine, taking some of the features from that magazine to allow The Novel to run more fiction. It soon became apparent people did not want the articles but only wanted fiction. It lasted 6 issues, before merging with The Novel.


    The Rapid [v1 #1, April 1907] ed. Percy Everett (4d, 144pp)
    Details supplied by Mike Ashley.
    • 6 · A Personal Note · [The Editor] · ed
    • 7 · What Life Means to Me · Marie Corelli · ms
    • 8 · Is Our Moral Standard Rising or Falling? · Wilson Carlile · ar
    • 12 · How Celebrities Dress · W. D. F. Vincent · ar; the Editor of Tailor and Cutter comments on the fashion of various politicians, journalists, actors and royalty.
    • 15 · Should Married Men Be Labelled? · Keble Howard · ar; subtitled, “Why a Distinctive Sign Is Necessary for Husbands”.
    • 16 · Friendship · Rosalie Neish · ar
    • 18 · The Best Position for Brain-Work · Eustace Miles · ar
    • 20 · Do M.P.’s Talk Too Much? · Spencer Leigh Hughes · ar
    • 22 · What Is Wrong with our Young Men? · Peter Keary · ar
    • 23 · The Lost Art of Walking · Rev. A. N. Cooper · ar
    • 25 · The Gathering of the Empire’s Chiefs: A Guide to the Colonial Conference · Anon. · ar
    • 28 · The Art of the Cartoonist · [Misc.] · ct
    • 33 · Thoughts on All Subjects · John Strange Winter · ar; a feature to encourage feedback; this issue covers pets and femininity.
    • 39 · Humour in Medicine · Rudolph de Cordova · ar
    • 46 · Three Tragedies · Bertha F. E. Draffen · gp; three vignettes: “The Wife”, “The Light of the Eye”, “Footsteps in the House”.
    • 49 · For the Newly-Wed · Elizabeth York Miller · ar
    • 52 · Strange Leaves from a Doctor’s Diary, 1. The Case of the Wounded Arm · W. B. M. Ferguson · ss; macabre tale but not supernatural.
    • 59 · The Battle of Life: System—the Keystone of Business · W. J. Chinnery · ar
    • 62 · Maxims of Men of Mark · [Misc.] · ms; quotes from the works of Plato and Joseph Chamberlain.
    • 64 · Our Scrap-Book · [Misc.] · ms; extracts from various other magazines.
    • 79 · The Month’s Events · [Misc.] · ms
    • 81 · The Open Door [Part 1 of 6] · Fred M. White · sl
    • 96 · Men of Note · [Misc.] · ms; brief articles about Mark Hambourg, William O’Brien, MP., Sir John Gorst,the Bishop of Carlisle, Alfred G. Vanderbilt, Kumar Shri Ranjitsinhji, Alfred Sutro.
    • 100 · My Day’s Work · [Misc.] · ms
    • 104 · A Song · Reginald Lucas · pm The Westminster Gazette
    • 104 · Homward Bound · D. F. Rogers · pm (r); reprinted from New Zealand Verse.
    • 105 · The Prover · William H. Davies · pm (r); reprinted from The Soul’s Destroyer and Other Poems.
    • 105 · The Bard’s Request · John Gregory · pm (r); reprinted from My Garden and Other Poems.
    • 105 · The Island of Make-Believe · Lawrence Hanray · pm The Novel Magazine Mar 1907
    • 106 · The Mistakes of Stage Beginners · Rosina Filippi · ar
    • 107 · Does the Stage set men’s fashions? · Hayden Coffin · ar
    • 109 · Making a Melodrama · Walter Melville · ar
    • 110 · What the Music-Hall Wants · Oswald Stoll · ar
    • 113 · The Best from the Book World · [Misc.] · ms
    • 119 · His Father’s Son · Walter Hackett · ss
    • 123 · Mother Hubbard’s Pages · Mother Hubbard · ms; for children.
    • 125 · The Princess of the Wood · Dorothy M. Tollis · ss; fairy tale by a girl aged 14.
    • 127 · “Nor Taken in Hand—Lightly” · H. M. Sharp · ss; called a novel in miniature.
    • 138 · The People’s Parliament · [Misc.] · ms; miscellaneous items from newspapers.







    Rapid-Fire Detective Stories    (about)
    Published as a companion to Rapid-Fire Action Stories and Rapid-Fire Western Stories, Rapid-Fire Detective Stories was an undistinguished detective pulp that ran for 8 issues.

    • Publishers:
      • Rapid-Fire Publications, Inc.; 400 Pearl Street, New York, NY; and later at 405 Hudson Street, New York, NY: Rapid-Fire Detective Stories





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