The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

Item - The prairie queen, or, Tom Western, the Texan ranger

(Beadle's Dime Novels edition)
(Beadle's Half-Dime Library edition)
(Beadle's Pocket Novels edition)

Combined Summary

Online Full Text: Northern Illinois University (Beadle's Dime Novels edition)
Northern Illinois University (Beadle's Half-Dime Library edition)
Northern Illinois University (Beadle's Pocket Novels edition)
Series: Beadle's Dime Novels — no. 232
Beadle's Half-Dime Library — no. 72
Beadle's Pocket Novels — no. 213
Alternate Title: Mad Tom Western, the Texan ranger, or, The queen of the prairie
Subjects / Tags: Comanche Indians
Frontier and pioneer life
Horse Stealing
McCulloch's Texas Rangers
Mexicans
Texas
Texas Rangers
Western stories
Author: Hamilton, W. J., 1843-1892 (pseudonym used by Clark, Charles Dunning, 1843-1892)
Dates: June 20, 1871 (Beadle's Dime Novels edition)
December 10, 1878 (Beadle's Half-Dime Library edition)
August 22, 1882 (Beadle's Pocket Novels edition)
Publishers: Beadle's Dime Novels edition: Beadle and Company (New York: 98 William St.) -- United States of America
Beadle's Half-Dime Library edition: Beadle and Adams (1872-1898) (New York: No. 98 William Street) -- United States of America
Beadle's Pocket Novels edition: Beadle and Adams (1872-1898) (New York: No. 98 William Street) -- United States of America
OCLC Numbers: 07755839 (Beadle's Half-Dime Library edition)
15612021 (Beadle's Dime Novels edition)
27116692 (Beadle's Pocket Novels edition)
ENGL 693 Spring 2018's Thoughts: "The main characters are Arthur Dunham, who owns a ranch in Texas and lives with his wife and daughter, Mabel; Jack Fenway and Dick Dempsey, the town’s law enforcers; Brinsley Nelson and Coradi, the leaders of their camp, which has “ancient Aztec secrets;” Zillah, Nelson’s girlfriend and Coradi’s sister; Yantic, who is Nelson’s “slave;” Waubena, the chief of the Comanches; and Tom Western, a noble townsman. Arthur Dunham moves to Texas with his wife and his daughter, Mabel. Mabel goes for a ride on her horse and sees a dead body, which frightens her. She rides as fast as she can in the opposite direction, eventually realizing that she is lost. She is approached by a Comanche and loses her horse in the process, then follows horse tracks and comes to a camp where she tells Nelson and Coradi what has happened to her. Nelson introduces Zillah and Mabel. Zillah is initially jealous of Mabel but they later became great friends. Waubena is the leader of the Comanche and he and his men are portrayed as villains. In the end, many men died due to pride, jealousy and love. Mabel is loved by Nelson, Dempsey, and Western, and, although she only loves Western, each man holds great attachment to her. Mabel is central to the events that take place in Texas and she is described as beautiful, young, and irresistible. Mabel is not Native American and is most likely white. This novel is a based in Texas, around many battles fought by men trying to seek revenge or avenge wrongdoings. It shows the power of beauty and how things can spiral out of control from the mere thought of attraction."--Toluwani Adesanya, graduate student at NIU enrolled in ENGL 693, Spring 2018

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Known Editions

Beadle's Dime Novels edition
Beadle's Half-Dime Library edition
Beadle's Pocket Novels edition

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