The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

Item - Red lightning, or, The Black league

(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. 248
Beadle's Pocket Novels — no. 181
Alternate Title: Red lightning, or, The Black league : a tale of the trading-posts in 1760
Subjects / Tags: 18th century
Bandit, outlaw, and highwayman stories
Delaware Indians
Detroit (Mich.)
Frontier and pioneer life
Historical fiction
Indian traders
Indians of North America
Middle Atlantic States
Ottawa Indians
Pontiac (Mich.)
Pontiac, Ottawa Chief, -1769
Scouts (Reconnaissance)
Trading posts
Western stories
Author: Hamilton, W. J., 1843-1892 (pseudonym used by Clark, Charles Dunning, 1843-1892)
Dates: January 31, 1872 (Beadle's Dime Novels edition)
May 31, 1881 (Beadle's Pocket Novels edition)
Publishers: Beadle's Dime Novels edition: Beadle and Company (New York: 98 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: 1030187455 (Beadle's Pocket Novels edition)
67413630 (Beadle's Dime Novels edition)
ENGL 330 Spring 2018's Thoughts: "Edward Gresham, a British man known as The Trailer, and his friend, Ketadin, the chief of the Delaware, are strolling along and discussing their affairs one day when they discover that “The Little One,” a prophet of the Ottawa, has been spying on them. Gresham picks up the Little Prophet and shakes him. This is his first grave mistake, as it immediately makes him an enemy of the Ottawa people. Gresham’s second grave mistake is falling in love with the beautiful Rose St. Aubin, a French woman and the daughter of the esteemed Gabriel St. Aubin. Though Rose is a wonderful choice, the problem is that other men agree. One in particular, Gaston Desile, is also in love with Rose, and will do anything to have her love--whether he earns it honorably or not. Edward Gresham finds himself at the tip of a triangle of violence: not only is Gaston after him, but the Ottawa people are also fast on his trail, eager to repay the suffering he caused the Little Prophet. Gresham has to fight harder than he ever has before for his honor as a Brit, the love of his life, and his very existence in a series of thrilling events including a secret society, murder, action, skill, and dramatic twists and turns that leave one yearning to know what will happen to the beloved Trailer."--Amy Freeman, undergraduate student at NIU enrolled in ENGL 330, Spring 2018

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Beadle's Pocket Novels edition

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