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The Famous Story Magazine (New York, NY, USA)

May 1926

Subtitled 'The World's Best Stories from Modern and Classic Literature', The Famous Story Magazine (USA) was launched in Oct 1925 as a twenty-five cent monthly by George T. Delacorte, Jr., founder of Dell Publishing. Alongside quizzes and non-fiction articles by Maurice Maeterlinck and Walter Pater, it reprinted poems by Shakespeare, Algernon Swinburne, W.S. Gilbert, Andrew Lang, and short fiction by an eclectic group of authors: Selma Lagerlof, Alphonse Daudet, Charles Dickens, W.W. Jacobs, O. Henry, Mark Twain, Honore de Balzac, Richard Harding Davis, Jack London, Sinclair Lewis, Arnold Bennett, Anton Chekov, and Robert Louis Stevenson. F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby (1925) was serialized in its pages between April and August 1926. Co-edited by Delacorte, Jr. and David Arnold Balch until April 1926, and Delacorte, Jr. thereafter, The Famous Story Magazine (USA) merged with The Golden Book in March 1927.

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