The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

Item - King Barnaby, or, The maidens of the forest

(Beadle's Dime Novels edition)

Combined Summary

Online Full Text: Northern Illinois University (Beadle's Dime Novels edition)
Series: Beadle's Dime Novels — no. 28
Beadle's New Dime Novels — no. 23
Alternate Title: King Barnaby, or, The maidens of the forest : a romance of the Mickmacks
Subjects / Tags: Frontier and pioneer life
Love stories
Micmac Indians
Qu├ębec (Province)
Author: Busteed, Nicholas William, 1814-1872
Dates: August 24, 1861 (Beadle's Dime Novels edition)
October 5, 1875 (Beadle's New Dime Novels edition)
Publisher: Beadle's Dime Novels edition: Beadle and Company (New York: 141 William St.) -- United States of America
OCLC Number: 23598199 (Beadle's Dime Novels edition)
ENGL 330 Spring 2018's Thoughts: "The novel starts off by introducing King Barnaby, the chief sachem, and Oliver, a member of his tribe, who live in a valley located near the Ristigouche River. Oliver despises the white men, Duncan and Adams, who have recently settled in the area, while King Barnaby seeks to befriend them. Other characters include Rosa, an Indian girl who likes the whites, and Annette and Paul, a white couple who had to leave their daughter behind. Annette and Paul soon become a target for Oliver, who has vowed to kill every white person he comes across. At one point, Duncan also meets Maria, the daughter of Annette and Paul, but she is attacked by Oliver, eventually dying from her injuries. The story is set around the ways that people escape from Oliver's violence and how the lives of his victims intertwine."--Jacquelin Marrero, undergraduate student at NIU enrolled in ENGL 330, Spring 2018

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Beadle's New Dime Novels edition

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