The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

Item - Downe Reserve; or, The Mystery at Wishing Well

(Fireside Library of Popular Reading edition)

Combined Summary

Online Full Text: Northern Illinois University (Fireside Library of Popular Reading edition)
Series: Brady's Mercury Stories — no. 5
Cheap Edition of Popular Authors — no. 5
Fireside Library of Popular Reading v. 5 no. 54 — chapters I-XLV (conclusion), pages 1-48
New Twenty-Five Cent Novels — no. 2
New York Mercury v. 25 no. 1275
Alternate Titles: The Pride of the Downes; or, The Mystery of the Wishing Well
The Pride of the Dowries; or, The Mystery of the Wishing Well
The Prophetic Heiress; or, The Mystery of the Wishing Well
Subjects / Tags: Adultery
Beauty contests
False imprisonment
Female offenders
Jealousy
Love stories
Murder
Nobility
Pride and vanity
Revenge
Surrey (England)
Wishing wells
Author: Blount, Margaret, 1835-approximately 1906
Dates: June 27, 1863 (New York Mercury edition)
December 1, 1869 (New Twenty-Five Cent Novels edition)
September 15, 1875 (Cheap Edition of Popular Authors edition)
January 1, 1880 (Fireside Library of Popular Reading edition)
Notes: "Originally published as a serial in Reynold's Miscellany, XXX, beginning May 9, 1863, and simultaneously, under the title "Downe Reserve; or, The Mystery of the Wishing Well" as a serial in the New York Mercury, XXV, beginning in No. 1275, June 27, 1863. The same publishers issued it in book form, and later Frederic Brady issued it in August, 1864."--Johannsen, A. House of Beadle and Adams

Known Editions

Brady's Mercury Stories edition
New York Mercury edition (in New York Mercury, vol. XXV, no. 1275)
New Twenty-Five Cent Novels edition
Cheap Edition of Popular Authors edition
Fireside Library of Popular Reading edition (chapters I-XLV (conclusion), pages 1-48 in Fireside Library, v. V, no. 54, January 1, 1880)

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