Atlantic MonthlyComment on New Books: Periodicals Comment on New Books.


A periodical is generally founded for one
of two purposes, — the making of money
or the expression of ideas. After it is well
on its feel, it may accomplish both of these
ends. We have before us recent volumes
of The Yellow Book, The Evergreen, and
The Chap-Book. The purpose of The
Yellow Book (Lane, London ; Copeland &
Day, Boston) has sometimes been consid-
ered a puzzle. Its continuance upon the
lines on which it was first framed appears
to have been abandoned. Its yellow is as
bright without, but paler within. The
cult of which it was originally the prophet
is expressing itself far more quietly, at
least here, and The Yellow Book is cor-
respondingly less exciting, both to Philis-
tine enemies and to initiated audiences.

MLA citation: "Comment on New Books: Periodicals." Rev. of The Yellow Book 11. Atlantic Monthly November 1896: 716. The Yellow Nineties Online. Ed. Dennis Denisoff and Lorraine Janzen Kooistra. Ryerson University, 2010. Web. [Date of access].