Free Leather Bound A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, PLUS Steinbeck Combo Pack (Issue 58) and (Issue 67)
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The Strand Magazine: New Steinbeck Article, Plus an Exclusive with Louise Penny, and fiction by Gar Anthony Haywood (Issue 67)
(A new Steinbeck article, fiction by Gar Anthony Haywood, Melissa Yi, and David Bart and an exclusive interview with Louise Penny)
In our 67th issue, we’re proud to present the first American release of John Steinbeck’s “How About McCarthyism”. Like his works of fiction, which are sure to remain classics for as long as people still read, this article, with its clear-eyed analysis of the relationship between democracies and demagogues, is as relevant today as it was in the McCarthy era. John Steinbeck penned this article when he and his third wife Elaine moved briefly to Paris. The couple fell in love with the City of Lights, and the great American author was so captivated that he chose to pen a weekly column called One American in Paris for a French literary magazine, chronicling his observations as an American. These were to be light-hearted fare—and yet Steinbeck, a keen social critic, was unable to entirely filter out his concerns about life back home and penned this prescient article.
The Strand Magazine: New Steinbeck Short Story, Plus Fiction by Joyce Carol Oates, and an Exclusive with Hank Phillippi Ryan
(New Steinbeck short story, fiction by Joyce Carol Oates, Robin Yocum, and David Marcum, exclusive interview with Hank Phillippi Ryan)
In our 58th issue, we’re proud to present the first American release of John Steinbeck’s “The Amiable Fleas.”
The new Steinbeck story, “The Amiable Fleas” revolves around a discerning cat named Apollo who serves as critic and confidant to the chef of a gourmet restaurant. Add in some family conflict and a restaurant critic and you have all the ingredients of a short comedic masterpiece.
From the humorous we shift to the sinister with “Final Interview” by the inimitable Joyce Carol Oates. It is a treat to publish such a prolific and influential writer, and Oates does not disappoint—offering a story about a burnt-out writer, a pathological youth, and a condescending journalist, all seemingly headed on a collision course. Also in this issue, Robin Yocum warns us not to underestimate an over-the-hill mobster with “The Last Hit,” and David Marcum, takes Holmes and Watson back to Dartmoor—of The Hound of the Baskervilles fame—to investigate a cold case in “The Dowser’s Discovery.”
This edition of Charles Dickens’s classic novel features a leather-bound custom cover with beautiful metallic foiling and a ribbon marker.
A miser learns the true meaning of Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his past and foretell his future.