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English 204 March 9

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University of Saskatchewan
ENG 204
Alison Muri

English 204 March 9 2012 1 Dime Novels − Malaeska, the Indian Wife of the White Hunter − byAnn s Stephens − 65,000 sold − June the publisher is the selling point, not the author − the author is a female − complete, 128 pages − “Choicest Works of the Most PopularAuthors” − bit of exotic feature − wild frontier is prominent − reprint − some sort of exciting moment − we notice Malaeska, more than the white hunter − we're to notice tragedy, love − on the back of the novel − shows books, novels, ad biographical series − − Steh Jones; Or the Captives of the Frontier 1860 − sold 40,000 copies in a few weeks − sold more than 600,00 copies in half-a-dozen languages − Old Broadbrim on a Perilour Quest, or, Running a Band of Assassins to Earth 1902 − with an oath the man with ponderous arm and fist advanced on the detective. Old Broadbrim, seeing the fellow's intention, shot out his disengages fist, and the doctor whipped out a Smith and Wesson revolver − the sense of a black and white universe − you can tell who is good, who is bad − 1872: Harriet Beecher Stowe − dime novels are “seductive and dangerous” dime novels are “degraded” literature − moral decline − Anthony comstock 1844-1915 − united states postal inspector − 1873: created the NewYork Society for the suppression of Vice − 1873: Comstock Law made illegal the delivery or transportation of “obscene, lewd, or lascivious” material (dime
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