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A: The inclusion of the copyright-excluded material allows users to examine a more nearly complete collection of a given author's writings, even if many of the particular items themselves are currently unavailable due to copyright. If necessary, many of these other items can often be accessed and read on other websites or content systems, especially in the case of extent publications. Furthermore, there is a chance that at some future point these publications will be released for reading on this website as well.

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A: The current Version 2.0 release of UNZ.org incorporates major design changes from the previous version, but nearly all of the same underlying printed content is still available. Given the relatively slight use of the previous links to external videos and webzines, these portions have been removed, thereby streamlining access to the printed materials which constitute the main value of the system. Another major change has been the widespread use of Javascript, rendering most of the pages "reactive" as you begin entering information.

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A: Most of the main pages of the website contain one or more "Reactive Clouds," with the names of various authors or publications. Javascript functions cause these Clouds to "react" and change the displayed information as you begin typing in the entry boxes. For example, as you enter the first few letters of an author's name on the Home page, the Clouds adjust to display only those authors whose names begin with those letters. Similar adjustments occur as you start typing in a particular decade or year, or if you select one of the drop-down settings or other filter. This allows you to quickly focus in on the individuals you are seeking based on your particular criteria.

At any point, the relative size of the names in a given Cloud indicates the volume of underlying content material associated with that name. Meanwhile, the color indicates what fraction of the content material is readable (for copyright reasons): bright blue indicates mostly readable, dark blue indicates partly readable, and black means mostly unreadable

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There are also several other tabs. The Tree tab displays a dynamic tree allowing the individual time periods, issues, and articles to be opened for greate detail. The Year Contents tab displays the tables of contents for all the issues of a given year, the Issues, Small Covers, and Large Covers tabs display those views of the contents for a given decade, and the All Years tab provides an overview of the entire archive of the periodical. In addition, the drop down field in the control bar may be used to explore the different periods. All these pages allow for convenient browsing of the contents of a given periodical and clicking on any of the individual links accessing more detailed information.

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Searches may be performed on any of these individual pages, or on the Power Search page, which allows for more detailed Searches across all content material.
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The Century Magazine Archives
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  • The Century Magazine
    , December 1883, pp. 257-274 - PDF
    1. [+] Issues of the 1870s
      = 10 Years, 110 Issues, 2,884 Articles
      1. [–] Issues of the 1880s
        = 10 Years, 120 Issues, 3,967 Articles
        1. [+] Issues of 1880
          = 12 Issues, 359 Articles
          1. [+] Issues of 1881
            = 12 Issues, 381 Articles
            1. [+] Issues of 1882
              = 12 Issues, 457 Articles
              1. [–] Issues of 1883
                = 12 Issues, 400 Articles
                1. [+] January 1883 Issue
                  = 40 Articles
                  1. [+] February 1883 Issue
                    = 47 Articles
                    1. [+] March 1883 Issue
                      = 36 Articles
                      1. [+] April 1883 Issue
                        = 32 Articles
                        1. [+] May 1883 Issue
                          = 29 Articles
                          1. [+] June 1883 Issue
                            = 30 Articles
                            1. [+] July 1883 Issue
                              = 36 Articles
                              1. [+] August 1883 Issue
                                = 34 Articles
                                1. [+] September 1883 Issue
                                  = 26 Articles
                                  1. [+] October 1883 Issue
                                    = 27 Articles
                                    1. [+] November 1883 Issue
                                      = 34 Articles
                                      1. [–] December 1883 Issue
                                        = 29 Articles
                                        1. The Fairest County of England by Francis George Heath, pp. 163-173 - PDF
                                        2. The Frieze of the Parthenon by Charles Waldstein, pp. 174-181 - PDF
                                        3. The Silverado Squatters by Robert Louis Stevenson, pp. 182-191 - PDF
                                        4. Matthew Arnold on Emerson and Carlyle by John Burroughs, pp. 192-193 - PDF
                                        5. Echoes in the City of the Angels by H.H. , pp. 194-209 - PDF
                                        6. One Chapter by Grace Denio Litchfield, pp. 210-217 - PDF
                                        7. Recollections of Peter Cooper by Susan N. Carter, pp. 218-225 - PDF
                                        8. George Fuller by Mrs. Schuyler van Rensselaer, pp. 226-236 - PDF
                                        9. Dr. Sevier by George W. Cable, pp. 237-250 - PDF
                                        10. The Pretenders to the Throne of France by Anna Bicknell, pp. 251-256 - PDF
                                        11. The Impressions of a Cousin by Henry James, pp. 257-274 - PDF
                                        12. Dawn by A.W.W. , p. 275 - PDF
                                        13. The Bread-Winners, pp. 276-287 - PDF
                                        14. The Miser by Andrew B. Saxton, p. 288 - PDF
                                        15. Ten Years by Andrew B. Saxton, p. 288 - PDF
                                        16. An Average Man by Robert Grant, pp. 289-303 - PDF
                                        17. At the Grave of Charles Wolfe by S.M.B. Piatt, p. 304 - PDF
                                        18. Original Documents of the New Testament by J. Rendel Harris, pp. 305-310 - PDF
                                        19. Central Park in Danger, p. 311 - PDF
                                        20. The Spiritual Effects of Drunkenness, pp. 311-312 - PDF
                                        21. Recent American Novels by Alfred Arden, pp. 313-314 - PDF
                                        22. "The Temperance Outlook" by Walter Farrington, p. 315 - PDF
                                        23. Hurricane Reform by Washington Gladden, pp. 316-317 - PDF
                                        24. More About Law-and-Order Leagues by J.C. Shaffer, p. 318 - PDF
                                        25. A Word About Christmas by Susan Anna Brown, p. 319 - PDF
                                        26. Tourgueneff's Poems in Prose by Borys F. Gorow, p. 319 - PDF
                                        27. Love's Chase by W.H. , p. 320 - PDF
                                        28. Nancy by John A. Fraser, Jr., p. 320 - PDF
                                        29. Song of the "New Grounds" by J.A. Macon, p. 320 - PDF
                                    2. [+] Issues of 1884
                                      = 12 Issues, 410 Articles
                                      1. [+] Issues of 1885
                                        = 12 Issues, 345 Articles
                                        1. [+] Issues of 1886
                                          = 12 Issues, 336 Articles
                                          1. [+] Issues of 1887
                                            = 12 Issues, 412 Articles
                                            1. [+] Issues of 1888
                                              = 12 Issues, 448 Articles
                                              1. [+] Issues of 1889
                                                = 12 Issues, 419 Articles
                                              2. [+] Issues of the 1890s
                                                = 10 Years, 120 Issues, 4,060 Articles
                                                1. [+] Issues of the 1900s
                                                  = 10 Years, 117 Issues, 3,809 Articles
                                                  1. [+] Issues of the 1910s
                                                    = 10 Years, 106 Issues, 2,840 Articles
                                                    1. [+] Issues of the 1920s
                                                      = 9 Years, 96 Issues, 1,892 Articles