Dashing Diamond Dick and Other Classic Dime Novels

Author: Various

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101201495

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 7709

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, which encompassed Westerns, early science fiction, detective and mystery yarns, and Revolutionary War historicals. From the handsome gambler "Dashing Diamond Dick" and the daring inventor in "Over the Andes with Frank Reade, Jr., in His New Air-Ship" to the mythic baseball player in "Frank Merriwell's Finish," here are some of the most valiant heroes and notorious rogues in the pantheon. Read together, these novels are fascinating time capsules from a young nation in love with its larger-than-life characters. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Lady of the Night Wind

Author: Varick Vanardy

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1434402770

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

View: 3069

When Lady Katherine Harvard becomes the target of a dastardly scheme, she serves out her own recipe of justice in this fourth installment of the Night Wind Saga.

Violence in American Popular Culture [2 volumes]

Author: David Schmid

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440832064

Category: Social Science

Page: 623

View: 4109

This timely collection provides a historical overview of violence in American popular culture from the Puritan era to the present and across a range of media. • Provides a narrative of the development of violence in American popular culture, illustrating both continuity and change • Combines an overview of each essay's subject matter with in-depth analysis of specific examples • Features discussion of well-known portrayers of violence, such as film and television, as well as lesser-known sources—for example, murder ballads and Puritan sermons—helping readers place contemporary concerns and examples into a detailed historical context • Suggests directions for future research and other developments in the field • Includes a keyword index to enable readers to track continuities across the various essays

The Centrality of Crime Fiction in American Literary Culture

Author: Alfred Bendixen,Olivia Carr Edenfield

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317190718

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

View: 5791

This collection of essays by leading scholars insists on a larger recognition of the importance and diversity of crime fiction in U.S. literary traditions. Instead of presenting the genre as the property of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, this book maps a larger territory which includes the domains of Mark Twain, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Richard Wright, Flannery O’Connor, Cormac McCarthy and other masters of fiction.The essays in this collection pay detailed attention to both the genuine artistry and the cultural significance of crime fiction in the United States. It emphasizes American crime fiction’s inquiry into the nature of democratic society and its exploration of injustices based on race, class, and/or gender that are specifically located in the details of American experience.Each of these essays exists on its own terms as a significant contribution to scholarship, but when brought together, the collection becomes larger than the sum of its pieces in detailing the centrality of crime fiction to American literature. This is a crucial book for all students of American fiction as well as for those interested in the literary treatment of crime and detection, and also has broad appeal for classes in American popular culture and American modernism.

The Dime Novel Companion

A Source Book

Author: J. Randolph Cox

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313256745

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 333

View: 8843

This encyclopedic guide to the American dime novel contains over 1,200 entries on serial publications, major writers and editors, publishers, and major characters, fiction genres, themes, and locales. An introduction provides a brief history of the dime novel. A discussion of dime novel scholarship includes a selected directory of libraries and museums with significant collections of dime novels. An appendix contains a publishing chronology of the more than 300 serial publications, and a selected bibliography suggests further reading. This comprehensive reference will appeal to popular culture scholars and to dime novel collectors. As an important research tool, entries are cross-referenced throughout. An index is included.

Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

View: 2258

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

A Prisoner of Memory

And 24 of the Year's Finest Crime and Mystery Stories

Author: Edward Gorman,Martin Greenberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781933648804

Category: Fiction

Page: 423

View: 5965

An anthology of crime and mystery tales by popular best-selling writers includes contributions by such favorites as Joyce Carol Oates, Lawrence Block, Anne Perry, Marcia Muller, Michael Connelly, and Jeffery Deaver. Original.

Prison Writing in 20th-century America

Author: Howard Bruce Franklin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140273052

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 1151

Gathers over sixty selections written while incarcerated by such authors as Malcolm X, Assata Shakur, Jim Etheridge, Edward Bunker, Nathan Heard, Jim Tully, and Kim Wozencraft

Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature

Author: Modern Humanities Research Association

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English language

Page: N.A

View: 5018

Includes both books and articles.

Centenary of the Famous 41

Sexuality and Social Control in Mexico,1901

Author: R. Irwin,E. McCaughan,M. Nasser

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349730696

Category: Social Science

Page: 311

View: 6562

On November 17, 1901, Mexico City police raided a private party and arrested 41 men, half of whom were dressed as women. Clandestine transvestite balls were not unheard of at this time, and a raid would not normally gain national attention. However, Mexican cultural trends in literature, art, the sciences, and in journalism were inciting an atmosphere of sexual curiosity that was in search of the right turn of events to ignite a discursive explosion and focus interest on what was not a new phenomenon, but what was about to become a new concept: homosexuality. The editors treat the "nefarious" ball as a cultural event in itself and have assembled pictures, including the famous engravings by Posada, and have translated part of an historical novel about the event. At the same time, they uncover the underworld in Mexico City with essays on prison conditions, criminology, mental health discourse, and working class masculinities to create a rare and comprehensive slice of Mexican history at the turn of the century.

The Hero of a Hundred Fights

Collected Stories from the Dime Novel King, from Buffalo Bill to Wild Bill Hickok

Author: Ned Buntline,Clay Reynolds

Publisher: Union Square Press

ISBN: 9781402758423

Category: Fiction

Page: 438

View: 6928

Collects four of the novelists stories of the Wild West, with an introduction tracing the author's life and work and a literary analysis of each.

The Glass Castle

A Memoir

Author: Jeannette Walls

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439156964

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 5663

The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.

One of Ours

Author: Willa Cather

Publisher: Xist Publishing

ISBN: 1681951584

Category: Fiction

Page: 275

View: 7301

An American Farm Boy In Search Of Meaning “Life was so short that it meant nothing at all unless it were continually reinforced by something that endured; unless the shadows of individual existence came and went against a background that held together.” - Willa Cather, One of Ours Claude tries to escapes from his family firm grasp who want him pious and working at their family farm in Nebraska. He marries in his attempt to escape only to realize that his wife is not interested at all in him. That’s when another opportunity arises: going overseas and fight for the American army in World War One. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

You Can't Go Home Again

Author: Thomas Wolfe

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451650485

Category: Fiction

Page: 638

View: 9339

Brad Smith, a “funny, poignant, evocative” (Dennis Lehane) crime novelist, debuts a new series set in upstate New York featuring jack-of-all trades, Virgil Cain, who must clear his name of two murders while on the run from the law in this spirited country noir. Mickey Dupree is one of the most successful criminal attorneys in upstate New York, having never lost a capital murder case. That is the upside of being Mickey. The downside: Mickey has a lot of enemies and one of them drives the shaft of a golf club through his heart, leaving him dead in a sand trap at his exclusive country club. The cops, led by a dim-witted detective named Joe Brady, focus their attentions on Virgil Cain. Just two weeks earlier Virgil told a crowded bar that “somebody ought to blow Mickey’s head off,” after the slippery lawyer earned an acquittal for Alan Comstock, the man accused of murdering Virgil’s wife. Comstock, a legendary record producer, gun nut, and certifiable lunatic, has returned to his estate, where he lives with his wife, the long suffering Jane. It appears to Virgil that the fix is in when Brady immediately throws him into jail with no questions asked. In order to set things right, Virgil escapes from jail, determined to find Mickey’s killer himself. Aside from a smart and sexy detective named Claire Marchand, everybody is convinced that Virgil is the culprit. When Alan Comstock is discovered with six slugs in his body the day after Virgil’s escape, his guilt is almost assured. Now it is up to Virgil to convince everyone of his innocence—by finding the killer before he winds up as the next victim.

How to win friends & influence people

Author: Dale Carnegie

Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 9352613937

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 5231

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Roger Corman

3rd Edition: Blood-Sucking Vampires, Flesh-Eating Cockroaches, and Driller Killers

Author: Beverly Gray

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780988579828

Category: Independent filmmakers

Page: 336

View: 5888

Originally titled: Roger Corman: an unauthorized biography of the godfather of indie filmmaking.

The Anarchist Cookbook

Author: William Powell

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1387589660

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: N.A

View: 575

The Anarchist Cookbook will shock, it will disturb, it will provoke. It places in historical perspective an era when "Turn on, Burn down, Blow up" are revolutionary slogans of the day. Says the author" "This book... is not written for the members of fringe political groups, such as the Weatherman, or The Minutemen. Those radical groups don't need this book. They already know everything that's in here. If the real people of America, the silent majority, are going to survive, they must educate themselves. That is the purpose of this book." In what the author considers a survival guide, there is explicit information on the uses and effects of drugs, ranging from pot to heroin to peanuts. There i detailed advice concerning electronics, sabotage, and surveillance, with data on everything from bugs to scramblers. There is a comprehensive chapter on natural, non-lethal, and lethal weapons, running the gamut from cattle prods to sub-machine guns to bows and arrows.

Live and Let Die

Author: Ian Fleming

Publisher: New Canadian Library

ISBN: 1551997800

Category: Fiction

Page: 195

View: 2102

British Secret Service agent James Bond, a.k.a. 007, is sent to investigate the enigmatic Mr. Big, a mysterious criminal with ties to voodoo, who is believed to be a SMERSH operative helping to fund Soviet activity in New York. While on his mission, Bond falls for the beautiful Solitaire, Mr. Big’s fortune-telling girlfriend. James Bond is one of the most iconic characters in 20th-century literature. In addition to the 12 novels and 9 short stories written by Ian Fleming, there have been over 40 novels and short stories written about the spy by other authors, and 26 films produced, starring actors such as Sean Connery and Daniel Craig as 007. Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in ebook form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Wagner, the wehr-wolf

Author: George William M. Reynolds

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Werewolves

Page: 152

View: 9944

Predictably Irrational

The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions

Author: Dan Ariely

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006135323X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

View: 8756

Intelligent, lively, humorous, and thoroughly engaging, "The Predictably Irrational" explains why people often make bad decisions and what can be done about it.