Cosmopolitan Magazine (February 1913)

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[rear cover missing, otherwise a good sound copy with general external wear; front cover has a small ink mark across "m" in title, a few small edge-tears, a small column of mostly-erased numbers at left edge, small surface-peel scar near upper right corner]. (illustrations, photographs, advertisements) As the cover blurb states: "Read this issue and see why Cosmopolitan is America's Greatest Magazine." Based on the content of this issue, you won't get an argument from me. Herein are (a partial list): an article, "Ninety-Nine Per Cent Efficiency," by Elbert Hubbard; an article, "The Battle of the Microbes," about the search for a cure for tuberculosis; "The Business of Life," Part 3 (of 11) of a novel by Robert W. Chambers, illustrated by Charles Dana Gibson; a profile of playwright Maurice Maeterlinck, "the Belgian Shakespeare"; a short story, "Half-a-Moon," by F. Tennyson Jesse, illustrated by Blanche Greer; a "Get-Quick-Rich Wallingford" story by George Randolph Chester; Part 7 (of 9) of "The Penalty," a novel by Gouverneur Morris, illustrated by Howard Chandler Christy (that later served as the basis for the 1920 Lon Chaney film of the same name); "The House of Rest," a story by E. Phillips Oppenheim featuring his characters Grace Burton and Stephen Pryde; short, photo-illustrated profiles of three actresses -- Viola Allen, Elsie Janis, and Irene Bordoni; a poem, "The Plow of God," by Ella Wheeler Wilcox; "The New Fable of the Uplifter and His Dandy Little Opus," one of George Ade's New Fables in Slang, illustrated by John T. McCutcheon; and just to make sure the racist angle isn't overlooked, a cartoon feature, "A Skin Game in Coonville," by E.W. Kemble, in which a young Black boy loses his coat in a tussle with a raccoon. And, of course, more than one hundred pages of wonderful vintage advertisements, hawking everything from cars to typewriters, seeking sales agents for "The Swedish Vibrator," touting the medicinal wonders of Dr. Isaac Thompson's Eye Water, Mothersill's Seasickness and Trainsickness pills ("guaranteed not to contain cocaine, morphine, opium, chlorarl, or any coal-tar products"), the Keeley Cure, etc. And I love this: a double-page ad by New York Central Lines, announcing the imminent opening (that very month!) of "The Newly Completed Grand Central Terminal."

Title: Cosmopolitan Magazine (February 1913)

Edition: (Vol. LIV, No. 3)

Illustrator: Illustrated by (cover illus) Harrison Fisher

Location Published: New York, International Magazine Company: 1913

Binding: Magazine

Book Condition: Good


Seller ID: 26475

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