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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 4 0 Browse Search
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Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Book III (continued) (search)
began to make it the congenial home of a sensationalism which, hitherto most nearly anticipated by such a romancer as Joseph Holt Ingraham, reached unsurpassable dimensions with the prolific Sylvanus Cobb, Jr. From the Ledger no step in advance had to be taken by the inventors of the dime novel, which was started upon its long career by the publishing firm of Beadle and Adams of New York in 1860. Charles M. Harvey, The dime novel in American life, Atlantic, July, 1907. Edward S. Ellis's Seth Jones or the captive of the frontier (1860), one of the earliest of the sort, its hero formerly a scout under Ethan Allen but now adventuring in Western New York, sold over 600,000 copies in half a dozen languages. Though no other single dime novel was perhaps ever so popular, the type prospered, depending almost exclusively upon native authors and native material: first the old frontier of Cooper and then the trans-Mississippi region, with its Indians, its Mexicans, its bandits, its troopers,
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 3 (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.), Index (search)
., 434 Sea power in its relation to the War of 1812, 196 Search for the North Pole, the, 169 Seasons, 37 Seaward, 52 Sea Wolf, the, 94 Secret, the, 282 Secret service, 266, 286 Sedgwick, Ellery, 307 Sedgwick, Theodore, 434 Seeley, Pres., 229 n. Seidensticker, Oswald, 587 Sejour, Victor, 593 Selections from modern Greek writers, 460 Self, 275 Self-culture, 109 Self reliance, 415 Seligman, E. R. A., 359 Sense of the past, the, 103 Serdatsky, Yenta, 606 Seth Jones or the captive of the frontier, 66 Seume, J. G., 578 Seven days, 295 Seven English cities, 83 Seven keys to Baldpate, 289 Seven Spanish cities, 164 Seventeen, 420 Seventh annual report (Mann, H.), 408 Severals relating to the fund, 425 Sewall, Samuel, 390, 445 Sewall, Samuel, Jr., 445 Sewanee Review, 305 Seward, Wm. H., 166, 323, 346, 382 Seybert, Adam, 432 Seymour, 386 Shadow of a dream, the, 84 Shaikewitz, I., 607 Shakespeare, 6, 33, 77, 1