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The Cornhill Magazine

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Founded in 1860 by the publisher George Murray Smith, The Cornhill Magazine quickly established itself as one of Britain's most prestigious literary monthlies. During its first two decades, the magazine attracted contributions from the likes of Anthony Trollope, Elizabeth Gaskell, Robert Browning, Alfred Tennyson, George Eliot, Thomas Hardy, and Wilkie Collins. It serialized Henry James's Washington Square in 1880, Arthur Conan Doyle's The White Company in 1891, and two late pieces by Stephen Crane, 'A Self-Made Man' and 'God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen', in 1899. Reduced to sixpence in 1883, its price returned to one shilling in June 1896. While the arrival of the new magazines modelled on The Strand displaced The Cornhill Magazine as the preeminent publisher of new fiction, it continued to attract submissions from major writers until its closure in 1974. Editors included: William Makepeace Thackeray (1860-1862); George Smith, Frederick Greenwood, G.H. Lewes,…