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CONRAD, Joseph, H. Rider Haggard, Kenneth Grahame, Henry James,
The New Review: A Complete Run in 17 Volumes (1889-97)
Longmans, Green and Co. / William Heinemann, 1889. Very Good. Hardcover. Magazine. 17 volumes. Large octavos. Edited by Archibald Grove and William Ernest Henley. A complete set of *The New Review* consisting of all of the monthly issues published from June, 1889 (issue no. 1) through December 1897, when it ceased publication. Bound without wrappers in full cloth over boards, with dark red leather spine labels stamped in gold, edges sprinkled red. An ex-library set with intermittent small ink stamps and bookplates on the front pastedowns. Modest overall soiling and some scattered light staining to the cloth bindings, two folded plates in volume 17 are split along the fold, overall very good. A complete run of this influential avant-garde magazine that features the first published appearances of many important literary works, most notably H.G. Wells' *The Time Machine*, a landmark science fiction novel that popularized time travel stories and coined the term "time machine," and Joseph Conrad's *The Nigger of the "Narcissus,"* which was completed in the magazine's final issue, along with the author's famous postscript: "Any work that aspires, however humbly, to the condition of art should carry its justification in every line." The magazine was unusual because it appealed both to conservative MPs and literary intellectuals, and championed 'uncommercial' writers. Modern critics describe it as an early modernist 'little magazine' in mid-Victorian clothing. A sampling of its content includes *The Solution* by Henry James, and *The World's Desire* by H. Rider Haggard and Andrew L … [Click Below for Full Description]
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