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Home Brew

Intended as a slightly saucy humour magazine but now remembered only for the serialization of Lovecraft's "Grewsome Tales" ("Herbert West -- Reanimator") and "The Lurking Fear."

Issues & Index Sources

  Feb-1922 – Apr-1923
  May-1923 – 1924, as High Life: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)


  George J. Houtain


  George J. Houtain & E. Dorothy MacLoughlin (his wife)





Home Chat

Total Issues: 3344

Story-paper with stablemates Home Companion and Home Mirror.

Issues & Index Sources

  23-Mar-1895 – 25-Apr-1959: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)

#merges with Woman's Weekly


  Harmsworth, later Amalgamated Press


  1895 – ?: Leicester Harmsworth
  in 1920s: Maud Brown



Home Cheer

Subtitled "A Family Journal".

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1900s: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   R.P. Collins & Co., New York
Frequency:   monthly

Home Chimes

Total Issues: 212

A miscellany dominated by fiction, mostly by little-known authors; it serialized Jerome K. Jerome's humorous classic "Three Men in a Boat," 1888-1889; also published "Man Size In Marble" by Edith Nesbit and work by J.S. Fletcher, Richard Marsh, etc.

Issues & Index Sources

  2-Jan-1884 – Dec-1894


  Richard Willoughby, London


  F.W. Robinson


  smaller than standard format (5.75" x 8"), unillustrated




  circa 80pp


  2-Jan-1884 – 26-Dec-1885: weekly
  Jan-1886 – Dec-1894: monthly

Sources:   The Age of the Storytellers

Home Circle [1869]

Total Issues: 1044

Issues & Index Sources:  1869 – 1888
Publishers:   Gleason
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

The Home Circle [1901]

Variously retitled New Home Circle, Home Circle and Family Fun.

Issues & Index Sources:  1901 – 1915
Publishers:   Amalgamated Press

The Home Companion

Total Issues: 3079

Story-paper sister to Home Chat. Incorporates: Family Favourite; Ladies' Home Paper

Issues & Index Sources

  16-Feb-1897 – 31-May-1941
  7-Jun-1941 – 25-Feb-1956, as Home Companion and Family Journal: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)

#merges with Home Chat




  1897 – ?: Leicester Harmsworth
  in 1920s: Maud Brown



The Home Friend [1852]

Total Issues: 104?

Regularly ran stories including a series of 'Fireside Tales' by Jane Alice Sargent.

Issues & Index Sources

  1852 – 1854
  1854 – 1856 (possibly phantom)


  Christian Knowledge Society



The Home Friend [1880]

see also under The Homely Friend for Young Women and Girls

The Home Friend [1904]

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1904? – ?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   United Publishing Company, Kansas City, MO
Editors:   John Meagher
Formats:   13 3/8" x 10¼" newsprint
Prices:   35c per year
Frequency:   monthly

The Home Herald

Total Issues: 26

Family paper; there was a later paper of the same name with #476, March 1897.

Issues & Index Sources:  9-May-1877 – 31-Oct-1877
Formats:   small tabloid
Frequency:   weekly

The Home Journal [1846]

Initially a miscellany of news, verse and gossip, but steadily introduced more fiction.

Issues & Index Sources

  14-Feb-1846 – 14-Nov-1946, as The National Press
  21-Nov-1946 – ?, as The Home Journal (retitled Town and Country)


  1846 – 1867: Nathaniel P. Willis
  1925 – ?: Hearst


  ?: Nathaniel P. Willis
  ?: George Pope Morris
  1925 – ?: Harry Bull
  1949 – ?: Henry B. Sell



The Home Journal [1872]

A family paper of 'news and novels, fancy and criticism'. Waite states it lasted for less than two years; the BL does not list the title for this period.

Issues & Index Sources:  1872 – 1874?
Frequency:   weekly?

Home Library

Total Issues: 7

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1885 – Apr-1886: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   Cobb, Baldwin
Formats:   8 x 6"
Prices:   10c
Pagecounts:   64
Frequency:   Monthly
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Home Library of Powerful and Dramatic Tales

Total Issues: 64

Issues & Index Sources:  1886 – 1896
Publishers:   Aldine Publishing Co.

Home Library of Select Literature

Total Issues: 50

"Each Number Contains a Complete, First-Class Novel by a Celebrated Author."

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1890s: Dime Novel Bibliography
Formats:   11 1/2 x 8 1/4"
Pagecounts:   16pp
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Home Life

A newsprint publication aimed primarily at women in the larger urban centers, including assorted poems, articles and fiction pieces, one of them by Mary Roberts Rinehart.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1910s: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Home Life Publishing Co., Chicago, Illinois
Editors:   Josephine Conger-Kaneko

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