The Strand Magazine

The Strand Magazine

The Strand Magazine was a monthly fiction magazine founded by George Newnes and remained in publication from January 1890 to March 1950. From the very beginning this magazine asumed great popularity as the early sales went to 300,000 issues. Up till 1930s its circulation had reached upto 500,000 issues. In total The Strand Magazine went upto 711 issues in the sixty years of its life span.

The stories featuring Sherlock Holmes were first published in the Strand Magazine along with illustrations by Sidney Pagot. Soon the popularity of the fictional character of Sherlock Holmes brought many fans and enthusiast readers to the magazine office in search for the next latest issue. Along with the publication of many other fictional stories, The Strand Magazine was also popular for a column named, ‘The Perplexities’ which featured puzzles and brain teasers.

With a change in format in the early 1940s, The Strand Magazine owing to increasing cost and lesser circulation, stopped its publication in 1950. But The Strand Magazine returned in 2000 to pubish works of several famous fiction writers.

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