The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

Item - The golden belt, or, The Carib's pledge

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

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. 5
Beadle's Pocket Novels — no. 230
Subjects / Tags: Battles
Belts (Clothing)
Carib Indians
Carib women
Forced marriage
Love stories
Unrequited love
West Indies
Author: Barker, Colin
Dates: August 15, 1860 (Beadle's Dime Novels edition)
April 17, 1883 (Beadle's Pocket Novels edition)
Publishers: Beadle's Dime Novels edition: Beadle and Company (New York: 118 William St.) -- 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: 1030963970 (Beadle's Pocket Novels edition)
20119254 (Beadle's Dime Novels edition)
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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Beadle's Dime Novels edition
Beadle's Pocket Novels edition

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