Dashing Diamond Dick and Other Classic Dime Novels

Dashing Diamond Dick and Other Classic Dime Novels

Book - 2007
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A one - of - a - kind compendium of popular fiction from a bygone era Dime novels - as fundamentally American as baseball and jazz - were an inexpensive and inexhaustible source of popular entertainment for millions of Americans in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The five novels in this unique anthology are classic examples of the form, introducing us to some of the most valiant heroes and notorious rogues in the dime novel pantheon. Meet handsome gambler Dashing Diamond Dick or take a thrilling ride with a daring inventor in 'Over the Andes with Frank Reade, Jr., in His New Air-Ship.' From a mythic baseball player in 'Frank Merriwell's Finish' to a New York detective pursing his archenemy in 'Doctor Quartz II, at Bay- to the 'Liberty Boys' who spy on the Redcoats, here are the icons from the early days of American's popular culture. Reborn in these pages, they transport us to a young nation in love with its larger than-life characters. Edited with an Introduction and Notes by J. RANDOLPH COX
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, [2007]
ISBN: 9780143104971
Characteristics: xxix, 344 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Cox, J. Randolph


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