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Title: Periodical "The Atlantic Monthly, June 1927"
Identifier: 2005.8.5
Donor: Mrs. Hay
Item Date: 1927
Image Creator: Museums of Mississauga
Creation Date: 2006
Location: Benares Historic House

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Description: Rectangular paper journal/magazine; front and back binding cover is light red in colour. Pages of journal are mostly cream-coloured and printed with black ink. Front cover (which has separated from the journal has the words "The Atlantic Monthly, June 1927" with an image enclosed in a medallion depicting a bearded, crowned man sitting on a wave and holding a trident (Poseidon?) and reaching out to a horse. Below listed is the table of contents with page numbers. Page 849 is "Jalna: The Atlantic Prize Novel" by Mazo de la Roche. Bottom of front cover page has words "The Atlantic Monthly Company" and above information on advertising sections. Bottom left corner: "40 cents a copy"; bottom right: "$4.00 a year". Spine (which has a missing section) reads "Atlantic Monthly June 1927 Vol. 139 N-----." Back cover has an advertisement for Brown Brothers & Co. Journal has essays, articles, and excerpts by various authors and writers. There are advertising sections at the front and back of the journal, some in colour. Page 14 announces that Mazo de la Roche's prize-winning novel will be running serially in the Atlantic. Comments and details of the novel follow and a note that "Jalna began in the May Atlantic" and "Turn to page 849 for the second instalment". Pages 849 to 867 run the instalment "to be continued". History: In 1927, Mazo de la Roche's (1879-1961) novel "Jalna" won the $10,000 first prize in a competition sponsored by "Atlantic Monthly", which provided her with recognition and success in the future. Mazo de la Roche is significant to Mississauga as she lived in Clarkson during the time she wrote her award winning novel, "Jalna". Mazo lived in Trail Cottage, which was located on property that had originally belonged to the Benares Estate. Some people speculate the Benares House was Mazo's inspiration for the Whiteoaks of "Jalna". Mazo was friends with the Harrises and had visited Benares. She was born in Newmarket as Mazo Louise Roche. She was the only child of Alberta and William Roche. Mazo died on 12 July 1961. See: C.J. Taylor, "de la Roche, Mazo" Canadian Encyclopaedia, 2000 Edition (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1999), 639. The Atlantic Monthly is an American literary/cultural magazine first published in 1857. It's first editor was James Russell Lowell who was also one of it's founders along with such literary notables as Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Still in existence, The Atlantic publishes ten times per year and features articles on political science and foreign affairs as well as book reviews. For more information see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_Monthly.
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