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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

Lichgate

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

Publishers

  John Ames Mitchell; Charles Dana Gibson

Editors

  1883 – 1892: Edward Sanford Martin
  1892 – ?: Thomas L. Masson
  1924 – 1928: Robert E. Sherwood

Frequency

  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 – ?

Publishers

  Time, Inc. (Henry Luce)

Formats

  big slick

Frequency

  weekly
 

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

Publishers

  1928 – 1934: The Statesman Publishing Co.
  1935 – 1950: Constable

Editors

  1928 – 1934: Desmond McCarthy
  1934: Hamish Miles
  1934 – 1935: R. Ellis Roberts
  1935 – 1950: Robert Herring

Frequency

  monthly (but mostly quarterly, 1932 - 1938)

Sources:   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

The Life of Gene Tunney

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1927: Sports Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
Publishers:   Dell
Formats:   pulp
Sources:   Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Life's Romances

Total Issues: 3

Issues & Index Sources:  Jun-1941 – Dec-1941: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Bell Syndicate
Formats:   standard pulp
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Life Story Magazine

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Country Press
Editors:   Geraldine Rhoads
Formats:   quarto
Prices:   25c


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