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Total Issues: 47

"A journal about sex that's geared to turn on your mind and your body, containing some of the best photography as well as best-written erotica published in the U.S. It also includes essays, news, poetry and anything else that has to do with sex sensibility."

Became a webzine after Fall 2000.

Issues & Index Sources:  Fall 1988 – Fall 2000
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Library of Adventure and Romance

Total Issues: 8

Issues & Index Sources:  1892
Publishers:   International Book Company
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Library of American Authors

Total Issues: 78

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1888 – 1-Apr-1899: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   George Munro, 17 to 27 Vandewater Street, New York
Formats:   7 3/8 x 5 1/16"
Prices:   25c
Pagecounts:   225 to 250
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Library of Choice Fiction

Total Issues: 80

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1890 – Mar-1894?: Dime Novel Bibliography (incomplete)
Publishers:   Laird & Lee, 263 Wabash Ave., Chicago
Formats:   7 1/4 x 5 1/8"
Pagecounts:   150-400
Frequency:   Monthly
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Library of Choice Novels

Total Issues: 57

Issues & Index Sources:  1875 – 1877: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   D. Appleton & Co., 549-551 Broadway, New York
Prices:   50c to $1.25
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Library of Liberal Classics

Total Issues: 57

Issues & Index Sources:  1895 – 1899
Publishers:   Peter Eckler
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Library of Popular Fiction

Total Issues: 42

Issues & Index Sources:  1904 – 1905: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   American News Company
Formats:   7 x 4 3/4; 7 1/4 x 5 (No. 39); 7 5/8 x 5 1/4 (No. 40)
Prices:   25c; 15c (No. 40)
Pagecounts:   250 to 350
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Library of Select Novels

Total Issues: 611

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


Total Issues: 1

Small press "magazine of disquieting tales".

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

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]

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]

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
  1978 – ?


  Time, Inc. (Henry Luce)


  big slick



Life and Adventure Library

Total Issues: 20

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

Life and Letters

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)


  British Literary Magazines Vol. 4

Life (Australia)

Australian literary magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1920s

Life in Rio

Pin-up magazine that contained some stories.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s

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