The Dime Novel Companion

A Source Book

Author: J. Randolph Cox

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313256745

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 333

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This encyclopedic guide to the American dime novel contains over 1,200 entries on serial publications, major writers and editors, publishers, and major characters, fiction genres, themes, and locales. An introduction provides a brief history of the dime novel. A discussion of dime novel scholarship includes a selected directory of libraries and museums with significant collections of dime novels. An appendix contains a publishing chronology of the more than 300 serial publications, and a selected bibliography suggests further reading. This comprehensive reference will appeal to popular culture scholars and to dime novel collectors. As an important research tool, entries are cross-referenced throughout. An index is included.

Dashing Diamond Dick and Other Classic Dime Novels

Author: Various

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101201495

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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A one-of-a-kind compendium of popular fiction from a bygone era Dime novels, as fundamentally American as baseball and jazz, were an inexpensive and inexhaustible source of popular entertainment for millions of Americans in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The five novels in this unique anthology are classic examples of the form, which encompassed Westerns, early science fiction, detective and mystery yarns, and Revolutionary War historicals. From the handsome gambler "Dashing Diamond Dick" and the daring inventor in "Over the Andes with Frank Reade, Jr., in His New Air-Ship" to the mythic baseball player in "Frank Merriwell's Finish," here are some of the most valiant heroes and notorious rogues in the pantheon. Read together, these novels are fascinating time capsules from a young nation in love with its larger-than-life characters. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Dime Novel in Childrenês Literature

Author: Vicki Anderson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786418435

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 274

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With their rakish characters, sensationalist plots, improbable adventures and objectionable language (like swell and golly), dime novels in their heyday were widely considered a threat to the morals of impressionable youth. Roundly criticized by church leaders and educators of the time, these short, quick-moving, pocket-sized publications were also, inevitably, wildly popular with readers of all ages. This work looks at the evolution of the dime novel and at the authors, publishers, illustrators, and subject matter of the genre. Also discussed are related types of children's literature, such as story papers, chapbooks, broadsides, serial books, pulp magazines, comic books and today's paperback books. The author shows how these works reveal much about early American life and thought and how they reflect cultural nationalism through their ideological teachings in personal morality and ethics, humanitarian reform and political thought. Overall, this book is a thoughtful consideration of the dime novel's contribution to the genre of children's literature. Eight appendices provide a wealth of information, offering an annotated bibliography of dime novels and listing series books, story paper periodicals, characters, authors and their pseudonyms, and more. A reference section, index and illustrations are all included.

The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture

Author: Christine Bold

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 019923406X

Category: Books and reading

Page: 716

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Planned nine-volume series devoted to the exploration of popular print culture in English from the beginning of the sixteenth century to the present.

Injun Joe's Ghost

The Indian Mixed-blood in American Writing

Author: Harry J. Brown

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826262448

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 271

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American history through literature, 1870-1920

Author: Tom Quirk,Gary Scharnhorst

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons

ISBN: 9780684314655

Category: History

Page: 1339

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Designed for the general reader, this new three-volume set presents literature not as a simple inventory of authors or titles but rather as a historical and cultural field viewed from a wide array of contemporary perspectives. The set, which is ``new historicist'' in its approach to literary criticism, endorses the notion that not only does history affect literature, but literature itself informs history. The set features more than 250 survey entries. Subjects include: political topics (Reform, Women's Suffrage); ideas in context (Scientific Materialsim, Darwinism); values (Assimilation, Success); society (Labor, Mass Marketing); genres (Science Fiction, War Writing); popular entertainment (Baseball, Boxing); publishing (Scribner's Magazine); works of literature and nonfiction (``Billy Budd, '' ``The Theory of the Leisure Class''); and much more. The analysis of a wide range of classics in American literature, viewed as cultural and historical documents, cultivates critical skills in reading texts from various perspectives, including aesthetic, biographical, social, historical, racial and gendered.

Murder 101

Essays on the Teaching of Detective Fiction

Author: Edward J. Rielly

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786436576

Category: Education

Page: 248

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"This collection examines how college professors teach the genre of detective fiction and provides insight into how the reader may apply such strategies to his own courses. The essays cover teaching this type of work in such areas as literature, law, history, and literary theory. Also included are sample syllabi, reading lists, and further aids for course instruction"--Provided by publisher.

Occidentalism

A Theory of Counter-discourse in Post-Mao China

Author: Xiaomei Chen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847698752

Category: History

Page: 259

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To fulfill a promise made to her twin, Dr. Jaclyn LaForge opens a children's clinic in Hope, New Mexico. She's determined to prove to the community that she's the doctor they need. But it's not just the children of Hope who need healing. It's the fractured town itself, including handsome widowed rancher Kent McCloy, who steps up to make her dream a reality. As they work together to renovate the clinic, two wary hearts are under construction, as well. Can sweet, stubborn Jaclyn show Kent that life--and love--are worth cherishing?

American Children's Literature, 1890-1940

Heroic Tales that Shaped Adult Lives

Author: John T. Dizer

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 260

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This study of popular children's series books of the past century examines many facets of the field including prominent authors, sociological attitudes in popular children's literature, and recent research into the publishing patterns of early series books.

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Arts & humanities

Author: Institute for Scientific Information (Philadelphia)

Publisher: N.A

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Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

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Mechanic accents

dime novels and working-class culture in America

Author: Michael Denning

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 259

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Publisher: N.A

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Category: American literature

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