The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

Item - Silverspur, or, The mountain heroine

(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)
Project Gutenberg (Project Gutenberg edition)
Series: Beadle's Dime Novels — no. 212
Beadle's Pocket Novels — no. 127
Alternate Title: Silverspur, or, The mountain heroine : a tale of the Arapaho country
Subjects / Tags: American bison hunting
Arapaho Indians
Battles
Crow Indians
Fort Laramie (Wyo. : Fort)
Frontier and pioneer life
Indian captivities
Nebraska
Platte River (Neb.)
Racially mixed people
Soldiers
Trappers
Western stories
Women heroes
Author: Willett, Edward, 1830-1889
Dates: September 13, 1870 (Beadle's Dime Novels edition)
May 6, 1879 (Beadle's Pocket Novels edition)
July 28, 2018 (Project Gutenberg 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
Project Gutenberg edition: Beadle and Company (New York: 98 William St.) -- United States of America
OCLC Numbers: 1029057447 (Beadle's Pocket Novels edition)
123182609 (Beadle's Dime Novels edition)
ENGL 330 Spring 2018's Thoughts: "This novel takes place in St. Louis, where the reader is introduced to Old Blaze: a hunter who has traveled far to see Silverspur. Silverspur tells the hunter that he is searching for Dove-eye, a young girl, and invites him to join him on his journey. While searching for the girl, another hunter, Fred Wilder, is introduced. Blaze and Fred discover that their horses have disappeared, and while trying to recover them, Blaze is wounded. We then meet Dove-eye, who is now referred to as Kate. She marries Fred, although everyone knows that Fred only agrees to marry her because she is heiress to a fortune. Kate is treated poorly because many think she is of Indian descent, even though, on multiple occasions, she helps the hunters and their members, even at one point saving their lives. Kate is eventually brought to her younger sister, Flora, and it is revealed that Kate has "white blood running through her veins.""--Jacquelin Marrero, undergraduate student at NIU enrolled in ENGL 330, Spring 2018

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Beadle's Dime Novels edition
Beadle's Pocket Novels edition
Project Gutenberg edition

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