The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

Item - The Golden Belt; or, The Carib's Pledge

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(Beadle's Dime Novels edition - source: NIU Libraries)
(Beadle's American Library edition - source: NIU Libraries)
(New and Old Friends edition - source: NIU Libraries)
(Beadle's Pocket Novels edition - source: NIU Libraries)
(Standard Library of Romance edition - source: NIU Libraries)

Combined Summary

Online Full Text: Northern Illinois University (Beadle's American Library edition)
Northern Illinois University (Beadle's Dime Novels edition)
Northern Illinois University (Beadle's Pocket Novels edition)
Northern Illinois University (New and Old Friends edition)
Northern Illinois University (Standard Library of Romance edition)
Series: Beadle's American Library — no. 11
Beadle's Dime Novels — no. 5
Beadle's Fifteen Cent Novels — no. 5
Beadle's Pocket Novels — no. 230
New and Old Friends — no. 12
Standard Library of Romance no. 3
Subjects / Tags: America
Belts (Clothing)
Carib Indians
Carib women
Forced marriage
Indians of the West Indies
Interracial marriage
Love stories
Unrequited love
West Indies
Authors: Barker, Colin (Beadle's Dime Novels edition; Beadle's Pocket Novels edition; Beadle's Fifteen Cent Novels edition; Beadle's American Library edition; New and Old Friends edition)
Thomas, Henry J. (Standard Library of Romance edition)
Dates: 1860 (Beadle's Fifteen Cent Novels edition)
August 15, 1860 (Beadle's Dime Novels edition)
January 1, 1862 (Beadle's American Library edition)
August 30, 1862 (Standard Library of Romance edition)
October 10, 1873 (New and Old Friends edition)
April 17, 1883 (Beadle's Pocket Novels edition)
Publishers: Beadle's American Library edition: Beadle and Company (London (England): 44 Paternoster Row) -- Great Britain
Beadle's Dime Novels edition: Beadle and Company (New York (N.Y.): 118 William St.) -- United States
Beadle's Pocket Novels edition: Beadle and Adams (1872-1898) (New York (N.Y.): No. 98 William Street) -- United States
New and Old Friends edition: Beadle and Adams (1872-1898) (New York (N.Y.)) -- United States
OCLC Numbers: 1030963970 (Beadle's Pocket Novels edition)
10314593 (Beadle's American Library edition)
1076889107 (New and Old Friends edition)
20119254 (Beadle's Dime Novels edition)
Edition Description: Standard Library of Romance edition (in Standard Library of Romance, vol. III):
"The Golden Belt," in the other editions of this novel, is given as by Colin Barker, but the title page of this book seems to indicate that it is by Thomas.
ENGL 693 Spring 2018's Thoughts: "Set in the province of Cahay, The Golden Belt is a novel about ill-fated lovers fighting against social and familial oppression. Guarica, a half-Carib, half-Spaniard princess of great beauty and intellect, seeks to be with the object of her affections, Hernando de Leon -- a Spanish cavalier serving at Fort Isabella under the direction of Christopher Columbus. The fates of Guarica and Hernando de Leon are woven in the past of their fathers’ actions during the initial colonization efforts of Cabay. The future of Guarica’s brother, Orazimbo, who is destined to become a chief, also acts as a catalyst towards actions that potentially threatened to turn the island from its peaceful, cohesive state to pandemonium –- an island plagued by war between Carib tribes and Spanish soldiers. Through the multitude of harrowing journeys and encounters of Guarcia and Hernando de Leon, the reader is left reflecting on the value of selfless, virtuous actions over secular gains acquired by force. "--Natalie Santiago, graduate student at NIU enrolled in ENGL 693, Spring 2018

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Known Editions

Beadle's Dime Novels edition
Beadle's Fifteen Cent Novels edition
Beadle's American Library edition
Standard Library of Romance edition (in Standard Library of Romance, vol. III)
New and Old Friends edition
Beadle's Pocket Novels edition

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