The Idler (1892-1911)

The Idler (1892-1911)

The Idler was an illustrated monthly magazine published in Great Britain from 1892 to 1911. It was founded by the author Robert Barr, who brought in the humorist Jerome K. Jerome as co-editor, and its contributors included many of the leading writers and illustrators of the time.


The Idler generally catered to the popular taste, printing light pieces and sensational fiction. The magazine published short stories, serialised novels, humour pieces, poetry, memoirs, travel writing, book and theatre reviews and interviews. It also included a monthly feature called 'The Idlers' Club,' in which a number of writers would offer their views on a particular topic.



* William Livingston Alden
* Raymond Blathwayt
* Mary Elizabeth Braddon
* William Canton
* Roy Compton
* May Crommelin
* Aleister Crowley
* Arthur Conan Doyle
* Archibald Forbes
* Kirby Hare
* William Hope Hodgson
* Jerome K. Jerome
* Eliza Lynn Linton
* Frank Mathew
* Joseph Parker
* Arthur Quiller-Couch
* Lilian Quiller-Couch
* Morley Roberts
* Mark Twain
* H. G. Wells
* John Strange Winter
* Israel Zangwill


* Frank Barnard
* Ada Bowley
* Florence Fuller
* James Grieg
* John Gulich
* George Hutchinson
* Richard Jack
* Ernest Jessop
* John Bernard Partridge
* Frederick Pegram
* Andrew Scott Rankin
* Sidney Sime
* Frederic Villiers

External links

* Full text online from Project Gutenberg:: [ Vol. 3, iss. 13, February 1893] .: [ Vol. 3, April 1893] .: [ Vol. 3, May 1893] .
* [ Interview] with Louis Wain, originally published in The Idler in 1898.

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