In This Issue
Explore the May 1887 print edition below. Or to discover more writing from the pages of The Atlantic, browse the full archive.
A Glimpse of Emerson's Boyhood
China and the United States
“The Chinese Question is no longer one of diplomatic negotiation as to the admission of that people to the United States, but, considering recent happenings, now involves the honor and good name of our country.”
The Courting of Sister Wisby
The Last Cæsar: 1851-1870
The Shakespeare-Shapleigh Entanglement
The Decline of Duty
Our Hundred Days in Europe
Sonnet: With a Version of Euripides' Alcestis
An Ancient Error
French and English: Fifth Paper
The Second Son
The Letter: Edward Rowland Sill (Andrew Hedbrooke), Died February 27, 1887
Walker's History of the Second Corps
A Volume of l'Art
Tennyson's and Browning's Latest Poems
Faults or Defects?
The Keeper-in and the Blurter-Out
What Is the Oldest Thing in the World?
German Lyric Poetry vs. French
The Two Dromios in Every Man's Comedy of Errors
Books of the Month