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What would a nineteenth-century general-interest periodical, with an intended audience of educated non-specialists and a studied lack of interest in both shallow political rhetoric and conventional feature journalism—and with its critical and editorial faculties intact—look like today? The answer will help us know and evaluate changes in what was once called ‘higher journalism’.


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The Fortnightly Review is supported solely by its readers and by the sale of books.

Annual support. As we do not accept paid advertisements, have so far resisted employing a paywall and enjoy no formal institutional backing, your support is essential, and, at £25 (about €31 or US$29)—or £2.25 per month—an annual support subscription is reasonably priced. It’s the best way there is of maintaining our ongoing effort to extend the Fortnightly’s critical values into contemporary cultural life, support the work of writers and independent scholars, maintain this website and do our best to keep G.H. Lewes’s promise, made on 13 May 1865:

The object of THE FORTNIGHTLY REVIEW is to become the organ of the unbiassed expression of many and various minds on topics of general interest in Politics, Literature, Philosophy, Science, and Art. Each contribution will have the gravity of an avowed responsibility.

Thus, in an age of digital excess and angry polemics, we strive to offer intelligent comment for open-minded readers. If you find something here that comforts by validating an already-fixed opinion or point-of-view, it is not by editorial intent. We rarely tweet and we snark not. Absent a print version of this periodical, subscriptions equate to support—but not to a donation, for a valuable benefit is offered:

Odd VolumesBenefits of subscribing: We welcome subscribers by offering a complimentary choice of a title from our “Odd Volumes” imprint on a yearly basis. New titles are added at irregular intervals. On subscribing (and on the renewal anniversary of each subscription), you will be invited to select a title from the catalogue. The book you choose will be sent to you with no added charges for shipping. If you can’t decide on just one book, tell us which additional titles you’d like to have. We give subscribers a substantial discount on every item in the catalogue.

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