The galaxy : a magazine of entertaining reading.
|Related Names:||Twain, Mark 1835-1910, ed.|
New York: W. C. & F. P. Church, 1866-1878.
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The Galaxy was best known for the pages it devoted to fiction in each and every issue. At least one serial, sometimes two or three, and a number of short stories and poems were included. Richard Grant White, Justin McCarthy, Rebecca Harding Davis, Jane G. Austin, and Paul Hamilton Hayne (to name only a few) contributed often. However, the most popular section was entitled "Memoranda." This was written and edited by Mark Twain. Although the department appeared for only a year, it was then that the magazine reached its highest circulation. By 1878, circulation had declined greatly and the Galaxy was absorbed by the Atlantic Monthly.Cf. American periodicals, 1741-1900
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Imprint varies: 1866-1868, New York, N.Y. : W. C. & F. P. Church; 1868-1878, New York, N.Y. : Sheldon & Company.
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