dime novel

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a melodramatic paperback novel

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The former harkens back to the earliest days of sport fiction: the muscular Christianity of Tom Brown's School Days (1857) and the dime novels aimed at the young audiences of Frank Kierriwell at Yale (1903), while the latter reveals the late nineteenth century influence of MFA writing workshops.
Touring throughout America, and later Europe, Buffalo Bill brought some of the legends of the west alive for audiences who only read about them in newspapers and dime novels.
But the most important question is this: Should the Supreme Court, which considered arguments for and against the law in November, create an exception to the First Amendment at the behest of moral crusaders who, like earlier critics of dime novels, motion pictures, and comic books, see a newly popular medium as an intolerable threat to the youth of America?
In the past, dime novels and other forms of pulp fiction influenced writers of genre fiction such as Ray Bradbury, Raymond Chandler, and H.
A Romance of American Slavery, Founded on Fact (serialized in the New York Weekly Anglo-African from 1860 to 1861); Clotelle: A Tale of the Southern States (published as part of James Redpath's series of dime novels for Union soldiers in 1864); and Clotelle; or The Colored Heroine (1867).
It is a significant achievement to so fluidly weave together a study that discusses everything from domestic and factory work, sexual harassment, and women's picket line violence to working girls' fashion, courting, and dime novels.
Then came the immensely popular dime novels, which sensationalised the exploits of real people and invented modern celebrity.
A PATTEN is best known in America as a writer of dime novels under a whole host of pseudonyms.
Gentlemen of the Road, compared by the New York Times Book Review to "the stories found in 19th-century dime novels and the fantastic escapades invented by Edgar Rice Burroughs and H.
The Special Collections Department holds exclusively 8,240 dime novels (partially catalogued) and over 170 titles related to The Frank Reade Weekly Magazine and The Frank Reade Library (fully catalogued).
The new film begins in 1881 with 19-year-old Robert Ford insinuating himself into the gang around Jesse, whom he had idolized as a boy reading dime novels.
Dime novels entertained all classes with their lurid tales of villains, frontiersmen, and Horatio Alger stories.
1) Focusing on dance halls, cabarets, amusement parks, dime novels, and movies gave voice (and body) to previously undistinguished masses.
Otherwise, writers would have had nothing upon which to build the fictional myths in the contemporaneous dime novels of the 19th century and the films of the 20th, and the West would not have its unique place in literature and film.
Film posters, dime novels and billboards all record the western spectacle and moving, naive works by imprisoned American Indians are among the most compelling exhibits in the show.