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Dime Novels

J. Randolph Cox

in The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture: Volume Six: US Popular Print Culture 1860-1920

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199234066
eISBN:
9780191803352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199234066.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on dime novels and the myths and generalisations associated with them. After providing a background on the beginnings of dime novels and their publishing history, the chapter ... More


The Dime Novel

David Kazanjian

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 6: The American Novel 1879-1940

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385342
eISBN:
9780190252779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385342.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on American dime novels published in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It examines the dime novel as an historically specific but unruly body of popular culture that ... More


Westerns

Christine Bold (ed.)

in The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture: Volume Six: US Popular Print Culture 1860-1920

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199234066
eISBN:
9780191803352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199234066.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter looks at the history of popular westerns across print, performance, and display in the United States between 1860 and 1920. In particular, it examines the dominant western formula that ... More


Cowboys and Publishers

Christine Bold

in The Frontier Club: Popular Westerns and Cultural Power, 1880-1924

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199731794
eISBN:
9780199332441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731794.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History, American History: 19th Century

Chapter Two argues that the frontier club western served as the hinge between open-range ranching and “quality” publishing—industries which were locked in parallel marketplace battles, shared ... 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


The guns that ‘won the Western’: firearm iconography in Western literature and film

Justin A. Joyce

in Gunslinging justice: The American culture of gun violence in Westerns and the law

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526126160
eISBN:
9781526138743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526126160.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter traces the changing iconography of guns within an array of literary texts from the nineteenth century and cinematic texts of the twentieth century. This chapter outlines the shifting ... More


Penny Dreadfuls, Story Papers, and Protosuperheroes (1825–1935)

Chris Murray

in The British Superhero

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496807373
eISBN:
9781496807410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807373.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines the tradition of periodical adventure stories that existed in Britain during the period 1825–1935, focusing on “story papers” and “penny bloods,” also known as “penny ... More


American Literary History and the Turn toward Modernity

Melanie V. Dawson and Meredith L. Goldsmith (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813056043
eISBN:
9780813053813
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056043.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Approaching the period of 1880 to 1930 in American literature as one in which the processes of rethinking the past were as prevalent as wholly “new” works of art, this collection treats the century’s ... More


Introduction

Christine Bold (ed.)

in The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture: Volume Six: US Popular Print Culture 1860-1920

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199234066
eISBN:
9780191803352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199234066.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This book investigates popular print culture in America between 1860 and 1920. It examines the production of popular print forms and the processes underlying their reception, and how cheap ... More


Labour and Popular Print Culture

Kathryn J. Oberdeck and Frank Tobias Higbie

in The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture: Volume Six: US Popular Print Culture 1860-1920

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199234066
eISBN:
9780191803352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199234066.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines the participation of the working class in various genres and forms of popular print culture in the United States in the period spanning the Civil War and the early twentieth ... More


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