The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

Item - The Border Renegade; or, The Lily of the Silver Lake

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(Beadle's Dime Novels edition - source: NIU Libraries)
(Beadle's Pocket Novels edition - source: NIU Libraries)

Combined Summary

Online Full Text: Northern Illinois University (Beadle's Dime Novels edition)
Northern Illinois University (Beadle's Pocket Novels edition)
Series: Beadle's Dime Novels — no. 250
Beadle's Pocket Novels — no. 140
Subjects / Tags: Colonists
Delaware Indians
Frontier and pioneer life
Girty, George, 1746-
Indian outlaws
Scouts (Reconnaissance)
Western stories
Author: Badger, Jos. E. (Joseph Edward), 1848-1909 (pseudonym used by multiple people)
Dates: February 27, 1872 (Beadle's Dime Novels edition)
November 4, 1879 (Beadle's Pocket Novels edition)
Publishers: Beadle's Dime Novels edition: Beadle and Company (New York (N.Y.): 98 William St.) -- United States
Beadle's Pocket Novels edition: Beadle and Adams (1872-1898) (New York (N.Y.): No. 98 William Street) -- United States
OCLC Numbers: 123347356 (Beadle's Dime Novels edition)
14056247 (Beadle's Pocket Novels edition)
ENGL 330 Spring 2018's Thoughts: "The Border Renegade is set in Lake St. Claire, which is east of Detroit. Two of the main characters, Agnis Letcher and her father, live in isolation in the deep woods somewhere around the lake. It is made obvious later that it is a very long trip from Detroit on foot. The novel's first main event involves a brutal fight with a wild panther and a man who is initially unnamed. It ends with the man falling from a steep cliff, gravely wounded and trapped under rocks. He miraculously did not break anything, but is bleeding profusely. He somehow manages to kill the panther and call for help. Soon he is found by a girl named Agnis, who lives nearby in the woods with her father. After retrieving her father, they bring the man back to their cabin and restore his health. He initially reveals his name as Con Orem, which is apparently a very strange name for a white man, according to Mr. Letcher, Agnis’s father. An encounter with Native Americans outside of their home reveals that Con Orem is not his true identity. He is revealed as George Girty, an infamous renegade who was raised by the Indians, even through he is white. He fancies Agnis, initially saving them from the first Indian assault. He is then captured by a group of Detroit scouts who overhear the commotion at the Letcher cabin. One of the scouts is named Oscar, who Agnis falls in love with. After Girty escapes, Oscar and the Letcher family set off in hopes of outrunning Girty and his tribe. Mr. Letcher loses his life in the process of saving his daughter, who then lives happily ever after, married to the scout of the Detroit militia, Oscar. At the end of the novel it is stated that the main antagonist, George Girty, dies of delirium tremens."--Joshua Heinlein, undergraduate student at NIU enrolled in ENGL 330, Spring 2018

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Beadle's Dime Novels edition
Beadle's Pocket Novels edition

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