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  • Collection Data
    Abstract
    A series of dime novels made available online by University of South Florida Libraries Digital Collections. (Summary)
    Frequency
    Weekly
    regular
    Genre
    Western fiction. (lcgft)
    Detective and mystery fiction. (lcgft)
    serial (sobekcm)
    Western fiction (lcgft)
    Detective and mystery fiction (lcgft)
    Resource Identifier
    036283155 (ALEPH)
    1046080200 (OCLC)
    DEADWOODDICKLIBRARY (USFLDC AGGCODE)
    036283155
    Language
    English
    Creator
    Wheeler, Edward L ( Edward Lytton ), 1854 or 1855-1885 (Wheeler, Edward L)
    University of South Florida Libraries -- Digital Collections
    Note
    Began with Volume 1, number 1. (Dates or Sequential Designation)
    Stories by Edward L. Wheeler.
    Reprints of stories originally published by M.J. Ivers.
    "Copyright 1878-1884 by Beadle & Adams. Entered at Post Office, New York, N.Y as second class matter March 15, 1899."
    Physical Description
    1 online resource. : ;
    Type
    serial
    Subjects / Keywords
    Western stories (lcsh)
    Detective and mystery stories (lcsh)
    Title
    The Deadwood Dick library
    Format
    serial
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The Deadwood Dick Library

Published by Arthur Westbrook from 1912-1934.
Format: nickel weekly.

From the mid 19th to the early 20th century, the fiction genres known as dime novels, penny dreadfuls, and story papers flourished in England and America. The increasing mechanization of the printing process, more efficient distribution methods, and a rising literacy rate all contributed to this publishing phenomenon. Printed on the cheapest of paper, with lurid cover illustrations, dime novels (which found a name in their ten cent price tag) and story papers were considered ephemeral, to be read, often in secret, passed on to friends, or discarded. These delightful items, ancestors of the ubiquitous mass-market paperbacks of today, reveal the reading tastes of a population often neglected in historical studies.

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