Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD REFERENCE ( (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2013. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single entry from a reference work in OR for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 25 April 2019

Gentleman's Magazine (1731–1914) 

The Oxford Companion to English Literature
Dinah BirchDinah Birch

A periodical founded by Edward *Cave under the pseudonym ‘Sylvanus Urban’. It constituted a ‘monthly intelligencer’, a well‐illustrated digest of interesting news, essays, anecdotes, and information, and a record of publications, from the daily and weekly news‐sheets and journals. Cave's appears to be the first use of the word ‘magazine’ to describe a journal. Soon original contributions had largely replaced news compilations and the magazine began to include serious works of criticism, essays, history, and poetry. ... ...

Access to the complete content on Oxford Reference requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.