Founded in 1870 The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine offered its predominantly upper-middle-class readership historical and biographical essays, serialized novels, scientific and technological updates, and discussions of contemporary events and issues. This study examines the worldview projected by Century editors and how those editors sought to slant issues according to their own value system. This fascinating book is a unique contribution to periodical studies and will interest literary and cultural historians and scholars.
Mark J. Noonan is associate professor of English at New York City College of Technology and adjunct lecturer at New York University. He also serves as executive editor of Columbia Journal of American Studies. His essays have appeared in American Literary Realism and in anthologies on Paul Laurence Dunbar, Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers, and the Literature of New York.