The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

Item - The White Canoe; or, The Spirit of the Lake

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(Beadle's Dime Novels edition - source: NIU Libraries)
(Beadle's New Dime Novels edition - source: NIU Libraries)

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. 169
Beadle's New Dime Novels — no. 125
Subjects / Tags: Adventure stories
African Americans
Apache Indians
Comanche Indians
Indian captivities
Indian magic
Indian women
Love stories
Man-woman relationships
Mental illness
Quests (Expeditions)
Traditional medicine
Western stories
Women heroes
Author: St. John, Percy B. (Percy Bolingbroke), 1821-1889 (pseudonym used by Doughty, Francis Worcester, -1917)
Dates: January 19, 1869 (Beadle's Dime Novels edition)
September 2, 1879 (Beadle's New Dime Novels edition)
Publishers: Beadle's Dime Novels edition: Beadle and Company (New York (N.Y.): 98 William St.) -- United States
Beadle's New Dime Novels edition: Beadle and Adams (1872-1898) (New York (N.Y.): No. 98 William Street) -- United States
OCLC Numbers: 123026313 (Beadle's Dime Novels edition)
32934286 (Beadle's New Dime Novels edition)
ENGL 330 Spring 2018's Thoughts: "In The White Canoe, a young Comanche chief, Isaonie, is overtaken by a dream-like vision of the White Canoe of legend. This legend has it that on her wedding day to the young chief, the maiden dressed in white died and her soul became the White Spirit that lay upon the White Stone Canoe. In his grief, the young chief went and spoke to his village elder, who told him of a place where the spirits may be found and where he may go to rescue his fell lover. Isaonie himself falls into the alluring trap of this legend when he comes into contact with a girl fitting the description of the maiden: Amy Wilson. This is where the B storyline of the novel comes in, before A and B intermingle, as poor Amy is to be “wed” to Richard Seaton (who is accompanied by his slave, “Ancient” Job Samson). Richard and Amy are out to hide away from the world until Amy’s parents and the accompanying world until they are ready to come back to the world. Except, much like Isaonie’s plans, everything starts to fall apart when the white, Comanche, and Apache meet."--Nathan Haffey, undergraduate student at NIU enrolled in ENGL 330, Spring 2018

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Beadle's Dime Novels edition
Beadle's New Dime Novels edition

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