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Dime Novel and Popular Literature

Back in the days of the dime novel, these tawdry tomes would be passed around to be shared with friends and those who enjoyed light fare. This digital collection from Villanova University's Falvey Memorial Library brings together eight remarkable collections of items that include non-fiction titles, scholarship on dime novels, and beautiful covers and illustrations. One rather curious and colorful...
Dime Novels and Penny Dreadfuls

This extraordinary Website is devoted to the Dime Novel and Story Paper Collection at Stanford University Library. The site offers thousands of cataloged graphic images of illustrated covers to issues of the dime novels and story papers that were immensely popular in America from the mid-nineteenth century to its close. The images may be searched or browsed; search options include an exhaustive...