Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-4 of 4 items

  • Keywords: Ned Buntline x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

The City Mystery Novel

Scott Peeples

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 5: The American Novel to 1870

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385359
eISBN:
9780190252786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385359.003.0033
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter focuses on the “city mystery” novel and its themes of vice and crime, along with corruption and poverty, set in large cities. It examines how the city mystery novel sensationalized city ... More


Cheap Sensation: Pamphlet Potboilers and Beadle’s Dime Novels

Shelley Streeby

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 5: The American Novel to 1870

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385359
eISBN:
9780190252786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385359.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter focuses on the cheap sensational fiction written by authors such as George Lippard, Ned Buntline, and A. J. H. Duganne for story-papers in the late nineteenth century. More specifically, ... More


Hidden Dangers: Convent Cellars, City Haunts, and the Rise of Dark-Lantern Politics

Cassandra L. Yacovazzi

in Escaped Nuns: True Womanhood and the Campaign Against Convents in Antebellum America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190881009
eISBN:
9780190881030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190881009.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Religion and Society

By the late 1840s, a new genre of literature revealed deep concerns with corruption in the growing urban centers. City mysteries exposed a dark underworld of the metropolis, leading readers through ... More


An Awful Place

Julie Miller

in Cry of Murder on Broadway: A Woman's Ruin and Revenge in Old New York

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501751486
eISBN:
9781501751509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751486.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This chapter highlights the city jail, where William Crummie took Amelia Norman on the night she attacked Henry Ballard. It describes the city jail as a massive, gloomy, stone structure known ... More


View: