The Spectator was a daily paper started by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele. It began on 1 March 1711 and ran to 555 daily issues. Addison and Steele used various personae, including the famous Mr. Spectator, to discuss culture, literature, politics, and daily life in witty, entertaining, and informative essays. Addison estimated that each issue reached 60,000 readers.
Immerse yourself in 18th-century life by reading an issue of The Spectator each day.
The Spectator begins on 1 March 2016.