Godey's Lady's Book

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monthly miscellany founded at Philadelphia by Louis Antoine Godey (1804–78). Sarah J. Hale, the editor from 1837 to 1877, exerted an important influence on fashions and manners, for the magazine was considered a criterion of taste. Among the articles and pictures of fashions were included stories and other contributions from Emerson, Longfellow, Holmes, Hawthorne, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Poe, W. G. Simms, and Paulding, although most of the writers were of a far lower caliber, conforming to the sentimental, moral, and didactic standards of the day. In 1892 the magazine was moved to New York, where as Godey's Magazine it published novelettes by Gertrude Atherton, Julian Hawthorne, H. H. Boyesen, and others. It was absorbed by Munsey's Puritan.

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