It is not necessary to give assurance to the Magazine-reading public of the superior quality of the contents of SCRIBNER’S MAGAZINE. It is the leading high-grade Magazine, and as such it has built steadily up to a circulation today of 200,000. In the high quality and varied interest of its text, and in the beauty of its illustrations it stands alone. Its fiction is written by the leading authors of the day, or by new authors of promise. Its special articles on live topics of the time are written by men of authority and distinction; it has always been celebrated for its short fiction and verse. SCRIBNER’S MAGAZINE is a progressive periodical, and it presents not only the best work of celebrated writers, but the interesting new things in literature. Many of the notable authors of today have become known first through their work in SCRIBNER’S. On this account its pages command the universal respect and attention of the reading public. In the field of illustration it has many imitators, but no equal. It has always been the leader in fine color work, and both in the distinction of the artists represented and the quality of the reproduction and printing of illustrations it leads in the field of periodical literature. The year of 1905 will be a notable one in the history of SCRIBNER’S. There will be a new novel by Mrs. Wharton, an event of unusual importance in the field of Magazine literature. Selections from the diaries and letters of George Bancroft will be published. This is a notable contribution to the history of the century, and a publication that many have been awaiting with eagerness. There will be a series of important papers on European political questions of interest to American readers by F.A. Vanderlip, the author of a new series of letters from Mme. Waddington, the author (1903) of the most brilliant book of social letters published in recent years.
Mr. John Fox, who has been the representative of SCRIBNER’S MAGAZINE on the Japanese side of the war in the Far East, will publish the result of his experience in several important articles. Mr. T. F. Millard will follow his articles on the Russian side by other interesting matters on the subject. In the field of illustration a feature of special interest will be a collection of remarkable photographs of the American Indian, made by Mr. E. S. Curtis, presenting a remarkable pictorial record of the pure Indian types. It would be impossible in a limited space to give any idea of the vast amount of attractive special articles and fiction to appear during the year, or the list of celebrated authors and artists who will contribute. The superiority of SCRIBNER’S MAGAZINE in its field gives assurance of the very best in art and literature.
The Christmas number will be one of the most beautiful that any American Magazine has ever published, and all subscribers are urged to date their subscriptions so as to include this exquisite number.