Do know you can read The Atlantic Archive free online without an account?
You can view the entire digital library of poems, stories, political, literary and cultural commentaries free of charge.
Imagine from the first issue (November 1857) to the latest copy of the Atlantic magazine, together with its up to date website articles.
Then there is a collection of original writings from prominent authors, including Ernest Hemingway, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Robert Frost William Faulkner, Lord Byron, Edith Wharton and Mark Twain.
What about fictions by the more current novelists like Lauren Groff, Sue Miller, Roald Dahl, John Updike and Joyce Carol Oates.
The Atlantic magazine is used to be known for publishing serialized novels, that includes “The Portrait Of A Lady” by Henry James from October 1880 until November 1881.
The last major story that Charles Dickens completed before his death, the 3-part “George Silverman’s Explanation” (January, February, March 1868 Issue).
Fans of the British writer William Somerset Maugham, check out his essays on the ten best novels in world literature, under the title “Books And Men“, started from the November 1947 to July 1948 issue.
NOTE: The 10th essay is “Tolstoy’s War And Peace“, but it wasn’t serialized in The Atlantic Monthly.
You can read about it here.
Read what international best-selling Japanese writer Haruki Murakami says, “Where My Characters Come From” in the December 2022 issue.
In The Atlantic Archive free online, you get to read the article “I Saw You Standing There” by Paul McCartney of The Beatles in the July/August 2023 issue of The Atlantic magazine.
- Read about “The Paul McCartney Mystery” from the November 7, 1969 issue of LIFE magazine.
- Two more free articles about The Beatles from LIFE magazine: Link 1, Link 2.
- Download the free LIFE special issue of The Beatles below.
In April 30, 2015, The Atlantic website published a story about the “The Man Who Changed Humor in America Forever“.
It is about the creator of the satirical MAD Magazine, Harvey Kurtzman and the biography by Bill Schelly, which you can read it free from the links below.
For those who want to know the psychology behind performing magic tricks, then read The Atlantic magazine website article “This Is Your Brain On Magic“.
- By the way, here are free books on the psychology of magic tricks.
There are thousands more free articles and stories from both The Atlantic magazine and its website in this amazing archive.
You can search all the past issues of The Atlantic magazines by decade or by issue.
Read The Atlantic Archive Free Online
Presently there three workable ways to bypass The Atlantic site paywall to get into its massive archive.
But here I am going to share with you two methods, without installing software or sign up any free account.
They work for both Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers.
1. View From Google Cache Pages
With this method you can view the full article with its the main image or picture.
But the rest of accompanied images or photos together with the article would not appear.
This is what you do:
Just add cache: in front of the article URL.
For instance, you want to read the web article, “It’s Okay to Like Barry Manilow” by Tom Nichols, which was published on September 29, 2023.
Click on this article.
You can read only this single line:
Barry Manilow is an American institution. It’s okay if you think so too: I won’t tell anyone.
The pop-up keeps following around reminding you:
TO READ THIS STORY, SIGN IN OR START A FREE TRIAL.
Ignore it, go to the top of the page where you can see this article URL:
Add cache: in front of this URL.
It should look like this:
Press on the “Enter” key.
The full unblocked article “It’s Okay to Like Barry Manilow” should appear right on the page.
Here is another example.
Let’s say you want to read this story from the September 2023 issue.
“The Bizarre Story Behind Shinzo Abe’s Assassination” by Robert F. Worth.
Similarly, click on the title of this article.
It only shows two paragraphs, then the text fades off…
The same pop-up and remarks requesting you to sign up an account with The Atlantic.
This is the article URL:
Again add cache: in front of it.
Now the URL should look like this:
Again, press on the “Enter” key.
Now you can view the complete unblocked article “The Bizarre Story Behind Shinzo Abe’s Assassination“.
2. Use Archive. Today
For this tip, use the free archive site called Archive.today, which stores snapshots of web pages.
If the article that has already archived, you can view it right away.
If it is not, then you have to wait for awhile for it to archive the article.
With this method, you also get the full article together with all its accompanied images or pictures.
ONE: Use Archive.Today Site
This is what you do:
Go to Archive.Today.
Paste the article URL in the space provided under “My url is alive and I want to archive its content“.
Next click the “save” button.
If the article has already archived, you can see it there on the site.
If not, then wait for it to finish archiving, then you can view the complete Atlantic article.
TWO: Use Archive.Today Extension
Anyway, if you do not mind installing software application to your browser, then install the Archive.Today extension.
With this browser extension, it is handy to bypass the paywall of many websites.
For Chrome browser, get the Archive.Today Chrome extension here.
For Firefox browser, get the Archive.Today Firefox extension here.
How To Use Archive.Today Extension
There are three ways to use the Archive.Today extension to bypass the paywall, so you can read The Atlantic Archive articles free.
The procedure of using the Archive.Today extension for both Firefox and Chrome browsers are the same.
Firstly install it into the browser and then pin it onto its toolbar.
You should see the Archive.Today icon (globe with the share icon) at the toolbar.
ONE: Click On Archive.Today Icon
Click on the article which you want to read, then you click on the Archive Today icon at the toolbar.
It will take you directly to the Archive Today site.
If the article has already archived, then you can read it right away.
If not, then you have to wait for awhile for it to load and archive.
TWO: Right Click On The Text
At the blocked article, right click on the text, a context menu box pops up.
Click on “Search archive.today for page“.
Similarly it will take you to the Archive Today site.
So if that article has already archived, you can see it right there.
If not, then you have to archive it, and wait for it to finish.
THREE: right Click On Article Title
Right click on the article title.
The context menu box pops up, move your mouse cursor from “Archive” to “Archive link” and “Search link“.
Click on “Archive link” or “Search link“, it will take you to the Archive.Today website.
Most of the time, you could see the archived articles or stories right there.
These are the two ways how you can read any the thousands of articles of The Atlantic Archive free online.
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