Friday 13 July 2012

A short history of the Saturday Evening Post by the Curtis Publishing Company

Frederick S. Bigelow wrote this history of the Saturday Evening Post, covering the years 1897 to 1927. It was expanded in 1937, and covers the rise of the magazine from a circulation of 1600 copies in 1897 to about three million in 1937, under the editorship of George Horace Lorimer. It mentions briefly the major authors and their series characters including, but not limited to, Arthur Conan Doyle, Joseph Conrad, O’ Henry, Jack London, Ring Lardner, James Branch Cabell, Norman Reilly Raine, William Hazlett Upson, Leonard Nason and Guy Gilpatric. Download after the jump.

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  1. This is a very interesting short history of the Sat Eve Post. I've just ordered myself a copy from Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

    1. Me, I'd just print the file - it is only 38 pages, after all.

    2. Being a collector and a bibliomaniac I of course have to have the actual book. Somehow printing a copy just isn't the same for me.