What’s Wrong: GKC in Periodicals

This page is an ongoing effort to collect and transcribe articles, reviews, letters, poems and stories by G. K. Chesterton published in periodicals, newspapers, magazines etc.

It is presented as a list of periodicals with links to separate Google documents for the articles themselves. After each periodical title, when applicable, I add the number in Sullivan’s bibliographies and miscellaneous comments on the publication. Then there are the texts with links, arranged chronologically. The text have a brief introduction giving bibliographical details, then a transcription of the full article as accurate as I can make it, and in a very few cases I add notes. These may grow as the work progresses, but for the moment I’m concentrating on transcriptions.

I’m including reprints (e.g., all of The Living Age are reprinted from previous publications, and American pieces are usually taken from a corresponding British periodical), but reducing all versions to a single file where I transcribe the first version and then give the changes between the different versions in an appendix. (Differences in spelling, punctuation and capitalization are generally omitted unless they are significant.) Thus I use generally the UK version, and add a note when this is not the case. A similar appendix describes changes made to pieces collected in book form (The Defendant, etc.) which in some cases differ considerably.

I’m also including letters in reply to GKC’s reviews or articles, for the sake of completeness, and also because sometimes GKC replied in turn so that the full correspondence is needed to make the exchange intelligible. In a few cases (e.g. Everyman) I include other pieces for the same reason.

Reprinted pieces are marked “(†)” before the title. Articles by other people are marked “(*)”.

Necessarily, articles from the pre-1923 era are easier to find in the main public-domain book servers like Google or archive.org, and they are better represented here; hunting down later pieces is tricky. I’m concentrating on the easier part of the job at present.

Daily News, Illustrated London News, The New Witness and G. K.’s Weekly: I’m leaving these out for the moment, because of their size and because the first two already have excellent modern editions which it would be difficult to improve on. I intend to work on these some day, but only when I have exhausted what I can do with the periodicals presented here, which may take a while. The exception is one short article from the Daily News which made its way to The Defendant and which I couldn’t find in Stapleton so I’m reproducing it here. UPDATE: I’ve started a section on the ILN, covering only the year 1905 so far.

Finally: I’ve started a blog where I will be posting additions, news, changes and miscellaneous comments on these files. Any comments, corrections or suggestions can be directed there.

The Academy

The Acorn

The Albany Review

America. A Catholic Review of the Week

The American Magazine

The American Mercury

The American Review

Arts & Decoration

The Bible Student and Teacher

The Bibliophile

Black and White

The Book Fair

The Bookman (UK, US)

The British Review

The Cambridge Magazine

The Catholic World

The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine

The Chicago Tribune

Collier’s Weekly

The Contemporary Review

The Craftsman

The Crank / The Open Road

The Critic

Current Literature / Current Opinion

Daily News

The Dublin Review

The Eclectic Magazine

The English Review

Everybody’s Magazine

Everyman

The Fortnightly Review

The Forum

The Freewoman

Good Words

Hampton’s Magazine

Harper’s Monthly

Harper’s Weekly

Hearst’s Magazine

Hibbert’s Journal

The House Beautiful

The Humane Review

The Idler

The Illustrated London News

The Independent

The Independent Review

The Irish Monthly

The Lantern

Life

The Living Age

The Literary Digest

The London Mercury

The Lotus Magazine

Metropolitan

McClure’s Magazine

The Nation

The Neolith

The New Age

New Blackfriars

The New Quarterly

The New Statesman

The New York Times Book Review

The North American Review

The Odd Volume

The Outlook

The Oxford and Cambridge Review

The Pall Mall Magazine / Nash’s Pall Mall Magazine

The Parents’ Review

Putnam’s Monthly

The Quarto

The Reader

Reveille

The Saturday Evening Post

The Saturday Review

The Speaker

The Storytellers’ Magazine

Studies. An Irish Quarterly Review

The Tablet

The Touchstone

T. P.’s Weekly

The Westminster Review

Vanity Fair

The Academy

[S501]

The Acorn

[S502]

The Albany Review

[S502A. Note that this continues The Independent Review.]

America. A Catholic Review of the Week

The American Magazine

The American Mercury

The American Review

Arts & Decoration

The Bible Student and Teacher

The Bibliophile

[S504]

Black and White

Blackfriars

The Book Fair

[S505]

The Bookman (UK, US)

[S507]

The British Review

The Cambridge Magazine

The Catholic World

The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine

The Chicago Tribune

Collier’s Weekly

The Contemporary Review

The Craftsman

The Crank / The Open Road

[Note: the magazine changed its name in 1907 from The Crank to The Open Road.]

The Critic

Current Literature / Current Opinion

[Note: the magazine changed its name in 1913 from Current Literature to Current Opinion.]

Daily News

[S517]

The Dublin Review

[S520]

The Eclectic Magazine

The English Review

[S522A]

Everybody’s Magazine

Everyman

[S523. Note: articles not by GKC (marked with an * asterisk) are included for the sake of completeness, since all items by or about GKC in this paper between 1912 and 1913 form a continuum.]

The Fortnightly Review

[S525]

The Forum

The Freewoman

Good Words

[S527]

Hampton’s Magazine

Harper’s Monthly

Harper’s Weekly

Hearst’s Magazine

Hibbert’s Journal

The House Beautiful

The Humane Review

The Idler

[S531]

The Illustrated London News

[Note: G.K.C.’s column Our Note Book (here “ONB”) generally had no other title. The titles between square brackets here are those used in Collected Works XXVII-XXXVII. The US edition of the ILN generally appeared two weeks after the UK edition, hence the two dates.]

The Independent

The Independent Review

[S533. Note that this was continued as The Albany Review.]

The Irish Monthly

The Lantern

Life

The Living Age

The Literary Digest

The London Mercury

[S537]

The Lotus Magazine

Metropolitan

McClure’s Magazine

The Nation

[S541]

The Neolith

[S541A]

The New Age

[S542. Note: Letters and replies still missing.]

The New Quarterly

[S543]

The New Statesman

[S544]

The New York Times Book Review

The North American Review

The Odd Volume

[S548]

The Outlook

[S551. Sullivan 1958:150 has “A Chord of Colour” (poem, in TWK) as appearing in Outlook, March 4, 1899 but I can’t find it there.]

The Oxford and Cambridge Review

The Pall Mall Magazine / Nash’s Pall Mall Magazine

[S552. Note: the magazine changed its name in 1910 from The Pall Mall Magazine to Nash’s Pall Mall Magazine.]

The Parents’ Review

[S553]

Putnam’s Monthly

The Quarto

[S554]

The Reader

Reveille

The Saturday Evening Post

The Saturday Review

The Speaker

[S558]

The Storytellers’ Magazine

[S561]

Studies. An Irish Quarterly Review

[S563]

The Tablet

[S567]

The Touchstone

T. P.’s Weekly

[S565]

The Westminster Review

Vanity Fair

[Note: GKC contributed a series of 12 articles between January 1920 and January 1921 under the general title “The Next/New Renascence: Thoughts on the Structure of the Future.” The series is complete but there is some confusion in the titles: the first article gives the general title “The Next Renascence”, while the rest have “New”; the fifth article (“The Library Broken Loose,” May 1920) is wrongly numbered “IV”; the seventh, eighth and ninth articles omit the number; the seventh and eighth articles move the general title to the subtitle; and the ninth uses a different subtitle altogether.]