The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

Item - The Forest Monster; or, Lamora, the Maid of the Canon. A Romance of the Far West

(Beadle's Dime Novels edition)
(Beadle's New Dime Novels edition)

Combined Summary

Online Full Text: Northern Illinois University (Beadle's Dime Novels edition)
Northern Illinois University (Beadle's New Dime Novels edition)
Project Gutenberg (Project Gutenberg edition)
Series: Beadle's Dime Novels — no. 214
Beadle's New Dime Novels — no. 113
Alternate Titles: The Gold Demon; or, Lamora, the Maid of the Canon. A Romance of the Far West
Lamora, the maid of the canyon
Subjects / Tags: Black Hills (S.D. and Wyo.)
Cheyenne Indians
Imaginary wars and battles
Love stories
Newfoundland dog
Sihasapa Indians
Wagon trains
Western stories
Women heroes
Author: LaSalle, Charles E., 1840-1916 (pseudonym used by Ellis, Edward Sylvester, 1840-1916)
Dates: October 11, 1870 (Beadle's Dime Novels edition)
March 18, 1879 (Beadle's New Dime Novels edition)
March 29, 2019 (Project Gutenberg edition)
Publishers: Beadle's Dime Novels edition: Beadle and Company (New York (N.Y.): 98 William St.) -- United States
Beadle's New Dime Novels edition: Beadle and Adams (1872-1898) (New York (N.Y.): No. 98 William Street) -- United States
Project Gutenberg edition: Beadle and Company (New York (N.Y.): 98 William St.) -- United States
OCLC Numbers: 123190490 (Beadle's Dime Novels edition)
128295345 (Beadle's New Dime Novels edition)
ENGL 330 Spring 2018's Thoughts: "Fred Hammon is traveling with an emigrant group to Oregon for fun and adventure when a woman rides up to their camp and warns them that they’re about to be overrun by Blackfeet. After making their escape, Fred is told that the was was the mysterious Lamora, an unspeakably beautiful white woman who lives among Indians and warns white travelers of danger and ambush. Unable to help himself, Fred soon rides after her, overcome by passion. In those same woods, three trappers –- Black Tom, Old Stebbins, and Teddy O’Doherty –- are making their way back to civilization after collecting their harvest when they find a river veritably flowing with gold...but the danger in the forest may be greater than the gold is worth. Stalked by a grotesque, bullet-proof monster with the limbs of an elephant and the jaws of a crocodile, surrounded on all sides by Blackfeet, and looking over their shoulders for any other white men who may try to claim the gold, the trappers set up to make their fortune. Fred Hammon is still there, though, friendly enough but not telling all he knows. Lamora, it seems, knows all the secrets of the woods, from the care and keeping of the monster to the location of the secret village of Christian Indians. In love with Fred but reluctant to leave her adoptive father, Lamora finally consents to leave the forest under the protection of the trappers, so long as their path isn’t blocked by violence –- or greed."--Kat Fiste, undergraduate student at NIU enrolled in ENGL 330, Spring 2018

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