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Cosmopolitan is a mass-market American women's magazine published since the 19th century. (There is a Wikipedia article about this serial.)

Publication History

Cosmopolitan began publication in 1886 as a general interest family magazine, and quickly became a major venue for popular fiction. The first actively copyright-renewed issue is February 1929 (v. 86 no. 2), © January 10, 1929. The first actively copyright-renewed contribution is from February 1929 (v. 86 no. 2). (More details) For some time during the early 20th century, it combined publication with Hearst's International Magazine. (Hearst had bought the magazine in 1905; the company still publishes it today.) After Helen Gurley Brown became editor in 1965, Cosmopolitan became a women's magazine focusing on sex, romance, health and beauty, and popular culture. The magazine published today continues that general emphasis, with multiple editions tailored to different countries.

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