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Good Company Series

Total Issues: 28

Issues & Index Sources:  1890 – 1893
Publishers:   Lee & Sheppard
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Goodform: A Magazine for the People

As "Goodform: An Illustrated Magazine for the People" inside cover.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1890s: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   The Goodform Company; Chicago, IL
Editors:   Mather Dean Kimball
Frequency:   monthly

Good Housekeeping (US)

Women's domestic magazine which has published much high-quality fiction. Authors include Ellen Glasgow, Gertrude Atherton, William Sansom, J.D. Salinger, Ray Bradbury, Daphne du Maurier ("The Birds," Oct-1952), Jack Finney, Herman Wouk.

Address in 1998 was 959 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10019.

Issues & Index Sources

  1-May-1885 – present: Short Story Index (incomplete)
FictionMags Index


  1885 – 1898: George W. Bryan
  1898 – 1911: various
  1911 – ?: William Randolph Hearst


  in 1944: Thornton Burgess
  in 1950s: Herbert R. Mayes
  1958 – ?: Wade Nichols
  in 1998: Arleen L. Quarfoot [fiction editor]


  standard; became a big slick under Hearst



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Good Housekeeping (UK)

Total Issues: 1024 (to Jun-2007)

Circulation currently 490,000.

Issues & Index Sources

  Mar-1922 – present: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)


  National Magazine Co., London


  1922 – 1924: J.Y. McPeake
  1924 – 1939: Alice Maud Head
  1940 – 1967: Oliver Robinson
  1967 – 1972: Laurie Purden
  1973 – 1986: Charlotte Lessing
  1987 – 1991: No^e"lle Walsh
  1992 – 1995: Sally O'Sullivan
  1996 – 1998: Pat Roberts Cairns
  1999 – present: Lindsay Nicholson



Sources:   The Age of the Storytellers

Good Literature

see under The Illustrated Home Guest

Good News

Total Issues: 373+33+28=434

Good News presented stories by the very best of the authors of juvenile stories, such as Oliver Optic, Horatio Alger, Jr., Gilbert Patten, and also the earliest Stratemeyer 'Tom Swift' story.

All the uncompleted serials in Good News were continued in Army and Navy Weekly, which concentrated more on military-cadet school stories. These continued in the next series but was broadened to more adventure stories. Authors include Horatio Alger, Edward S. Ellis, William Murray Graydon, Matthew White, Jr.

Issues & Index Sources

  15-May-1890 – 26-Jun-1897: Bibliographic Listing: Good News
  19-Jun-1897 – 29-Jan-1898, as Army and Navy Weekly: Bibliographic Listing: Good News (incomplete in DimeNvl)
Dime Novel Bibliography
  5-Feb-1898 – 13-Aug-1898, as The Half-Holiday: Bibliographic Listing: Good News


  Howard, Ainslee & Co.
  Street & Smith, NY


  15-May-1890 – 26-Jun-1897: Edward Stratemeyer & Arthur Dudley (as W.B. Lawson)
  19-Jun-1897 – 13-Aug-1898: Arthur Sewall (Henry Harrison Lewis)


  15-May-1890 – 26-Jun-1897: tabloid
  19-Jun-1897 – 13-Aug-1898: small quarto




  15-May-1890 – 26-Jun-1897: 16pp
  19-Jun-1897 – 13-Aug-1898: 48pp



Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography
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Good News Library

Total Issues: 12

Issues & Index Sources:  21-Oct-1890 – 6-Jan-1891: Dime Novel Bibliography (title stories only)
Publishers:   Street & Smith (New York)
Formats:   8 x 5¾"
Prices:   10c
Pagecounts:   64
Frequency:   weekly
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Good Reading

Total Issues: 123

Issues & Index Sources:  1893 – 1903
Publishers:   A.D. Porter
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Good Stories

Listed in Worldcat as a "retitling" of Hearth and Home.

Issues & Index Sources:  188? – 194?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Vickery & Hill, Augusta, Maine
Formats:   10.5" x 13"
Prices:   25c per year
Pagecounts:   20pp - 32pp
Frequency:   monthly
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Good Things for the Young of All Ages

Children's monthly, a successor to Good Words. Serialized Macdonald's "The Princess and the Curdie" (Jan-1877 - Jun-1877); various title changes but generally entitled Good Things.

Issues & Index Sources

  Dec-1872? – Jun-1877?


  1872 – 1874: Henry S. King
  1874 – 1877: Alexander Strahan


  1872 – 1873: George Macdonald



Good Times

Subtitled "the magazine of pleasure".

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Piccadilly Books Co
Editors:   Samuel Roth
Prices:   50c
Pagecounts:   64pp
Frequency:   monthly

Goodwitch Stories

Total Issues: 4

Amateur magazine dedicated to stories and poetry about good witches.

Issues & Index Sources:  Autumn 1994 – 1995
Publishers:   New Paradigm Press, St Louis, Missouri
Editors:   Rebecca & Chris Tannlund

Good Words [1867]

Total Issues: 556

Purportedly the most popular fiction magazine of the mid-Victorian period, until The Strand, with a circulation of around 160,000 in mid-1860s and up to 130,000 in the 1870s. Stories were strongly pious and moralistic, intended as improving the mind and soul. Authors include Anthony Trollope, Dinah Mulock, Charles Kingsley, Thomas Hardy ("The Trumpet Major," 1880), George Macdonald, J.M. Barrie, Mrs Oliphant, John Buchan. Christmas editions entitled Good Cheer. Started out as an 8-page 1d unillustrated religious magazine.

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1860 – Apr-1906: Index to Periodical Literature

#merges with The Sunday Magazine


  1860 – 1904: Alexander Strahan
  Jan-1905 – Oct-1905: Pitman's
  Nov-1905 – Apr-1906: Amalgamated Press


  1860 – Jun-1872: Norman Macleod
  Jul-1872 – Apr-1906: Donald Macleod


  large format, illustrated






  1860: weekly
  1861 – 1911: monthly

Sources:   British Literary Magazines Vol. 3, The Age of the Storytellers

Good Words [1867]

Total Issues: 35

Issues & Index Sources:  1867 – 1870
Publishers:   Lippincott
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Good Words for the Young

Total Issues: 49

A children's companion to Good Words. Serialized Macdonald's "At the Back of the North Wind" (Nov-1868 - Oct-1870). Was not a financial success and was sold to Henry S. King who relaunched it as Good Things for the Young.

Issues & Index Sources

  Nov-1868 – Nov-1872


  Alexander Strahan


  1868 – 1869: Norman Macleod
  1869 – 1872: George Macdonald



The Goose Girl Magazine

The Journal of the College of the Rhine Army, filled with contributions from students and staff at the College of the Rhine Army, both past and present.

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1945 – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Gottingen

The Gorgon

Total Issues: 11


Issues & Index Sources:  v1 #1, 1947 – v2 #4, 1948: Science Fiction Index
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