The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

Item - The Haunted Wood. A Legend of the Mohawk Valley in 1778

(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)
Series: Beadle's Dime Novels — no. 190
Beadle's New Dime Novels — no. 55
Beadle's New Dime Novels — no. 309
Chapman's Sunnyside Series — no. 3
Irwin P. Beadle's American Novels — no. 33
Alternate Title: The Phantom Horseman; or, The Mad Hunter of the Mohawk
Subjects / Tags: Adventure stories
African Americans
Apparitions
Dutch
History
Indian captivities
Iroquois Indians
Mohawk Indians
Mohawk River Valley (N.Y.)
Seneca Indians
United States
War stories
Western stories
Author: Ellis, Edward Sylvester, 1840-1916
Dates: November 16, 1866 (Chapman's Sunnyside Series edition)
August, 1867 (Irwin P. Beadle's American Novels edition)
November 9, 1869 (Beadle's Dime Novels edition)
December 26, 1876 (Beadle's New Dime Novels edition)
October 27, 1885 (Beadle's New Dime Novels edition)
Publishers: Beadle's Dime Novels edition: Beadle and Company (New York: 98 William St.) -- United States of America
Beadle's New Dime Novels edition: Beadle and Adams (1872-1898) (New York: No. 98 William Street) -- United States of America
OCLC Numbers: 123088446 (Beadle's Dime Novels edition)
150936418 (Beadle's New Dime Novels edition)
User Summary: "Previously published as No. 3, Sunnyside Series, by Chapman & Co., 1866. Irwin P. Beadle's American Novels (title varies. See Abbreviations under IAN), no. 33 is identical with the Chapman issue except that, in the former, pages 5 to 25 were omitted and a new first page was written and inserted. From page 26 to the end, the two are identical except that pages 82 and 83 were condensed and combined in one, and page 99 was omitted entirely. The pagination, chapter numbers, and running heads were changed throughout."--Johannsen, A. House of Beadle and Adams and its dime and nickel novels
ENGL 330 Spring 2018's Thoughts: "This book takes place in the Mohawk valley and is about a man named Mr. Kingslake, his associates, and his family. While on their way to the mansion of Mr. Vreeland, they have to go through a part of the woods that is inhabited by Indians. When they are stopped on the road because of a broken wagon, an Indian comes out of nowhere and attacks them. They end up shooting him dead. Later, they comes across a friendly and well known Indian named Miutu of the Seneca, who is described as having all of the vices of the whites, while retaining all of the virtues of his own people. Mr. Kingslake runs off from the group to escape the Indians that attacked him. From then on, the rest of the family go through many trials and tribulations. Years pass and Mr. Kingslake is still missing and Mt. Vreeland’s mansion is taken over by Indians. Over the years many stories are told about a Phantom Horseman. No one knows if this horseman is real or not, but many people say that they have seen him. At the end of the novel, the identity of the horseman is revealed, as well as the story about how he became the horseman."--Riquia Hill, undergraduate student at NIU enrolled in ENGL 330, Spring 2018

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Known Editions

Chapman's Sunnyside Series edition
Irwin P. Beadle's American Novels edition
Beadle's Dime Novels edition
Beadle's New Dime Novels edition
Beadle's New Dime Novels edition

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