The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

Item - The Dead Letter

(Beadle's Dime Novels edition)
(Fireside Library of Popular Reading edition)
(Beadle's Monthly edition)

Combined Summary

Online Full Text: Digital Library @ Villanova University (Beadle's Monthly edition)
Northern Illinois University (Beadle's Dime Novels edition)
Northern Illinois University (Fireside Library of Popular Reading edition)
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Series: Beadle's Dime Novels no. 87 — chapters I-III, pages 101-116
Beadle's Monthly v. 1 no. 1 — part I: chapters I-IV, pages 8-27
Beadle's Monthly v. 1 no. 2 — part I: chapters V-VI, pages 105-122
Beadle's Monthly v. 1 no. 3 — part I: chapters VII-VIII, pages 212-225
Beadle's Monthly v. 1 no. 4 — part I: chapters IX-X, pages 309-327
Beadle's Monthly v. 1 no. 5 — part I: chapters XI-XIII, pages 399-420
Beadle's Monthly v. 1 no. 6 — part II: chapters I-II, pages 501-515
Beadle's Monthly v. 2 no. 1 — part II: chapters III-IV, pages 21-32
Beadle's Monthly v. 2 no. 2 — part II: chapters V-VII, pages 116-130
Beadle's Monthly v. 2 no. 3 — part II: chapters VIII-X (conclusion), pages 193-205
Cheap Edition of Popular Authors — no. 7
Chimney Corner Series (Lupton) — no. 100
Fireside Library of Popular Reading — no. 44
Popular Fifty Cent Books — no. 1
Alternate Title: The Dead Letter. An American Romance
Subjects / Tags: California
Clairvoyants
Crimes of passion
Detective and mystery stories
Ghost stories
Haunted places
Murder
Peekskill (N.Y.)
Postal Service
Unclaimed mail
Authors: Regester, Seeley, 1831-1885 (pseudonym used by Victor, Metta Victoria Fuller, 1831-1885) (Beadle's Monthly edition; Fireside Library of Popular Reading edition; Cheap Edition of Popular Authors edition; Popular Fifty Cent Books edition)
Victor, Metta Victoria Fuller, 1831-1885 (Chimney Corner Series (Lupton) edition; Beadle's Dime Novels edition)
Dates: November 29, 1865 (Beadle's Dime Novels edition)
January, 1866 (Beadle's Monthly edition)
February, 1866 (Beadle's Monthly edition)
March, 1866 (Beadle's Monthly edition)
April, 1866 (Beadle's Monthly edition)
May, 1866 (Beadle's Monthly edition)
June, 1866 (Beadle's Monthly edition)
July, 1866 (Beadle's Monthly edition)
August, 1866 (Beadle's Monthly edition)
September, 1866 (Beadle's Monthly edition)
September 15, 1866 (Popular Fifty Cent Books edition)
November 15, 1875 (Cheap Edition of Popular Authors edition)
November 7, 1878 (Fireside Library of Popular Reading edition)
Publisher: Fireside Library of Popular Reading edition: Beadle and Adams (1872-1898) (New York: No. 98 William Street) -- United States of America
OCLC Number: 664028403 (Fireside Library of Popular Reading edition)
Edition Description: Popular Fifty Cent Books edition:
"The story was first published by Beadle as a serial in Beadle's Monthly, then in the fifty cent edition issued September 15, 1866. However, even in serial form it was not an original publication, for, as Beadle himself said, it had appeared elsewhere two years previously. In book form, the second edition appeared October 10, the fourth November 27, and the sixth January 9, 1869. In 1869, it was also reprinted as a serial in The Illuminated Western World. A duodecimo edition was issued by Beadle & Co. in 1867. It had 120 pages, 6 illustrations, and was printed in a single column on good book paper."--Johannsen, A. House of Beadle and Adams
User Summary: "This story was published elsewhere two years before it appeared in Beadle's Monthly. Later it was modified to give it an English setting and suggest that it was written by an English novelist, and was published without permission of the author by Cassell, Potter and Galpin in their Illustrated Paper."--Johannsen, A. House of Beadle and Adams

Known Editions

Chimney Corner Series (Lupton) edition
Beadle's Dime Novels edition (chapters I-III, pages 101-116 in Beadle's Dime Novels, no. 87)
Beadle's Monthly edition (part I: chapters I-IV, pages 8-27 in Beadle's Monthly, v. I, January, 1866)
Beadle's Monthly edition (part I: chapters V-VI, pages 105-122 in The Beadle's Monthly, v. I, February, 1866)
Beadle's Monthly edition (part I: chapters VII-VIII, pages 212-225 in The Beadle's Monthly, v. I, March, 1866)
Beadle's Monthly edition (part I: chapters IX-X, pages 309-327 in The Beadle's Monthly, v. I, April, 1866)
Beadle's Monthly edition (part I: chapters XI-XIII, pages 399-420 in The Beadle's Monthly, v. I, May, 1866)
Beadle's Monthly edition (part II: chapters I-II, pages 501-515 in The Beadle's Monthly, v. I, June, 1866)
Beadle's Monthly edition (part II: chapters III-IV, pages 21-32 in The Beadle's Monthly, v. II, July, 1866)
Beadle's Monthly edition (part II: chapters V-VII, pages 116-130 in The Beadle's Monthly, v. II, August, 1866)
Beadle's Monthly edition (part II: chapters VIII-X (conclusion), pages 193-205 in The Beadle's Monthly, v. II, September, 1866)
Popular Fifty Cent Books edition
Cheap Edition of Popular Authors edition
Fireside Library of Popular Reading edition

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