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Overland Monthly


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(1868–75, 1883–1935),

California regional magazine, published from San Francisco, during its first two and a half years was edited by Bret Harte, who contributed “The Luck of Roaring Camp,” “Plain Language from Truthful James,” and other works that made both author and magazine famous. In its early years, the Overland published writings by such authors as C. W. Stoddard, Ina Coolbrith, E. R. Sill, and Prentice Mulford. It was less significant when revived, and rested so obviously on its former reputation that Bierce dubbed it “the warmed-Overland Monthly.” For a time it attracted such authors as Gertrude Atherton, Jack London, Edwin Markham, J. G. Neilhardt, Frank Norris, and George Sterling, but it finally died of inanition.

Subjects: Literature.


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