The Dime Novel Companion: A Source Book

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2000 - Literary Criticism - 333 pages
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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.

 

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Contents

Alphabetical Listings
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Publishing Chronology
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Selected Bibliography of Secondary Sources
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J. RANDOLPH COX is reference and government documents librarian and professor emeritus at St. Olaf College. He also is the current editor of D"ime Novel Round-Up.

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