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Dime Novels


Title:  Dime Novels: Escape Fiction of the Nineteenth Century

Location:  Jerome Library Microfilm PS 374 .D5 D5

Format and Number of Reels/Fiche/Cards:  Microfilm; 73 reels

Publisher:  University Microfilms International

Content Description:  Reproductions of over 3,000 dime and nickle novels from the 19th and 20th centuries. The collection is based on The House of Beadle and Adams and Its Dime and Nickel Novels; The Story of a Vanished Literature, by Albert Johannsen (Popular Culture Library Z 1231 .F4 J68). Most of the novels were published by Beadle and Adams, one of the largest publishers of dime novels. The collection was published in 7 units.

Language(s):  English

Arrangement:  By unit number and then by series number. The indexes list reel numbers for each title.

Index/Bibliography:  Dime Novels, Escape Fiction of the Nineteenth Century, 7 vols. (Reference PS 374 .D5 D52; v.1-4 & 6 are also in the Northwest Ohio Book Depository PS 374 .D5 D52; all 7 volumes are also in Popular Culture Library Reference PS 374 .D5 D52). Each volume indexes one of the 7 units in the collection. Each index includes author, title and series number indexes.

Subject Categories:  Literature; Multiculture; Women's Studies

Keywords:  dime novels, nickle novels