Emphasizing fiction in the 1940s, it was subtitled The Four-Book Magazine since the first section had one novelette, six or eight short stories, two serials, six to eight articles and eight or nine special features, while the other three sections featured two novels and a digest of current non-fiction books. The magazine began to run less fiction during the 1950s.
There was also a department for the younger members of the family." Cosmopolitan's circulation reached 25,000 that year, but by November 1888, Schlicht & Field were no longer in business. That same year, he dispatched Elizabeth Bisland on a race around the world against Nellie Bly to draw attention to his magazine. It became a leading market for fiction, featuring such authors as Annie Besant, Ambrose Bierce, Theodore Dreiser, Rudyard Kipling, Jack London, Willa Cather, and Edith Wharton.
In 1897, Cosmopolitan announced plans for a free correspondence school: "No charge of any kind will be made to the student.
It was well known for sexual explicitness, with strong sexual language, male nudity, and coverage of such subjects as rape. , a spinoff magazine targeting a teenage female audience, was created for international readership. The magazine currently features topics including sex, relationships, beauty, fashion, and health.
There are 64 worldwide editions of "Cosmopolitan", and the magazine is published in 35 languages, with distribution in more than 100 countries making Cosmopolitan the largest-selling young women's magazine in the world.
In order to spare serious cutbacks at San Simeon, Hearst merged the magazine Hearst's International with Cosmopolitan effective March 1925.
But while the Cosmopolitan title on the cover remained at a typeface of eight-four points, over time span the typeface of the Hearst's International decreased to thirty-six points and then to a barely legible twelve points.
Kroger, the largest grocery chain in the United States, used to cover up Cosmopolitan at checkout stands because of complaints about sexually inappropriate headlines.
The UK edition of Cosmopolitan, which began in 1972, was the first Cosmopolitan magazine to be branched out to another country.
All expenses for the present will be borne by the Cosmopolitan. Wells' The War of the Worlds was serialized, as was his The First Men in the Moon (1900).
No conditions, except a pledge of a given number of hours of study." When 20,000 immediately signed up, Walker could not fund the school and students were then asked to contribute 20 dollars a year. Olive Schreiner contributed a lengthy article about the Boer War.
In 1911, Hearst had bought a middling monthly magazine called World To-Day and renamed it Hearst's Magazine in April 1912.