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a melodramatic paperback novel

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The whole novel offers a big gray area for the reader to explore as its nooks and crannies are plentiful and deep enough but they do not take away from the action, which was the primary reason people bought dime novels.
He details factual information about the legendary woman's life gently, carefully sorting through suggested scenarios and obvious fabrications, newspaper clippings, dime novels, and alleged personal recollections.
As opposed to his early-'80s cowboys, which entered the world as photographs, circulating as such before being rephotographed by Prince, these cowboys began as painted pictures, subsequently printed onto the covers of dime novels.
Soon in the repertoire: The “amazing paper sleeves,” a special cover in book form for iPad mini & kindle paperwhite, in the style of 50s pulp art dime novels.
Writers were not interested in the truth as much as they were interested in selling papers and dime novels.
She chronicles the history of Edward Stratemeyer's involvement with story papers and dime novels, then examines the Patty Fairfield, Grace Harlowe, and Outdoor Girls series as examples of the new emphasis on the culture of consumption; series that dealt with women's participation in the war (The Outdoor Girls, Ruth Fielding, Grace Harlowe, and The Khaki Girls); and how the Ruth Fielding series has a heroine who is both a consumer and a producer of items.
Kit Carson: The Prince of the Gold Hunters, written by an Eastern hack, the hero bearing no resemblance to the real Carson, was the genesis of the dime novels and the first of seventy popular romances about him.
As literacy increased in the nineteenth century, professional publishing gained prominence, becoming an ever more varied enterprise exemplified by a diversity of forms such as dime novels, mass-market paperbacks, illustrated books of art and design, children's books, comic books, graphic novels, and electronic books.
Outside of his role as a professional librarian, Spofford spoke out against popular "low-brow" books, such as dime novels.
Frank Reade: Adventures in the Age of Invention" by the team of Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett reprints many of the images from these vintage dime novels for the first time in over a century, adding excerpts from the stories and a biography of the "real" Reade family, who were explorers and inventors who traveled the world with fantastic machines.
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?
Fictionalized accounts of his daring robberies became fodder for popular dime novels, adding to the perception of him as a folk hero.
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).