Title IS HE LIVING OR IS HE DEAD?
Edition First Edition
Publisher New York, NY The Cosmopolitan Magazine 1893
Seller ID 7573
This September issue of The Cosmopolitan Magazine issue of September 1893 contains the first appearance of a very short story by Mark Twain - "Is He Living or is He Dead?". It also contains a long article on the 1893 Columbian Exposition headlined as "A World's Fair Number" One of the articles about the Exposition was written by former President Harrison and another by Walter Bessant. The Twain story was later expanded to become a stage play. The September issue covers pages 514 through 640. There are many more pages of advertsing. The covers for the magazine are paper. This is a single issue. The entire issue is profusely illustrated with black and white half tone photographs. The illustrator for the Twain short story is Alice Barber Stephens. There is another article by W. D. Howells - A traveller from Altruria. Though the interior pages are crisp and clean , this magazine has many little spots on both the front and rear covers. - . Including a small water spot on the front cover. The interior is near fine. There were a couple closed tears on the spine which have been restored. ; 4to
Fiction Mark Twain Samuel Clemens Cosmopolitan 1893 Columbian Exposition World's Fair President Harrison W. D. Howells