The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

Item - Myra, the Child of Adoption: A Romance of Real Life

(Beadle's Dime Novels edition)
(Beadle's American Library edition)
(Waverley Library (quarto edition) edition)
(Beadle's New Dime Novels edition)
(Waverley Library (octavo edition) edition)

Combined Summary

Online Full Text: Digital Library @ Villanova University (The People's Home Journal (Lupton) edition)
Northern Illinois University (Beadle's American Library edition)
Northern Illinois University (Beadle's Dime Novels edition)
Northern Illinois University (Beadle's New Dime Novels edition)
Northern Illinois University (Waverley Library (octavo edition) edition)
Northern Illinois University (Waverley Library (quarto edition) edition)
Series: The Arm Chair Library (Lupton) — no. 102
Beadle's American Library — no. 10
Beadle's Dime Novels — no. 3
Beadle's Fifteen Cent Novels — no. 3
Beadle's New Dime Novels — no. 229
Girls of To-day v. 1 no. 4
Girls of To-day v. 1 no. 5
Girls of To-day v. 1 no. 6
Girls of To-day v. 1 no. 7
Girls of To-day v. 1 no. 8
Girls of To-day v. 1 no. 9
Girls of To-day v. 1 no. 10
Girls of To-day v. 1 no. 11 — (conclusion)
The People's Home Journal (Lupton) v. 5 no. 12 — chapters I-II, pages 7-9
Waverley Library (octavo edition) — no. 6
Waverley Library (quarto edition) — no. 12
Alternate Titles: His Lawful Wife; or, Myra, the Child of Adoption
Myra, the Child of Fortune
Subjects / Tags: Actions and defenses
Adoptees
Adoption
African Americans
Betrayal
Biographical fiction
Clark, Daniel, Jr., 1766-1813
Conflict of laws
Detective and mystery stories
Disinheritance
Gaines, Myra Clark, 1805-1885
Historical fiction
Illegitimacy
Inheritance and succession
Love stories
Man-woman relationships
Marriage
Mother and child
New Orleans (La.)
Orphans
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Plantations
Politicians
Remarriage
Slavery
Soldiers
Trials
Widows
Wills
Wives
Yellow fever
Author: Stephens, Ann S. (Ann Sophia), 1810-1886 (Beadle's New Dime Novels edition; Waverley Library (quarto edition) edition; Waverley Library (octavo edition) edition; The Arm Chair Library (Lupton) edition; Beadle's Dime Novels edition; Beadle's Fifteen Cent Novels edition; Beadle's American Library edition)
Incorrectly Attributed Author: "Celebrated Authoress" (The People's Home Journal (Lupton) edition; Girls of To-day edition)
Dates: 1860 (Beadle's Fifteen Cent Novels edition)
July 14, 1860 (Beadle's Dime Novels edition)
December 2, 1861 (Beadle's American Library edition)
December 25, 1875 (Girls of To-day edition)
January 1, 1876 (Girls of To-day edition)
January 8, 1876 (Girls of To-day edition)
January 15, 1876 (Girls of To-day edition)
January 22, 1876 (Girls of To-day edition)
January 29, 1876 (Girls of To-day edition)
February 5, 1876 (Girls of To-day edition)
February 12, 1876 (Girls of To-day edition)
February 3, 1880 (Waverley Library (quarto edition) edition)
August 28, 1883 (Beadle's New Dime Novels edition)
July 1, 1884 (Waverley Library (octavo edition) edition)
December, 1890 (The People's Home Journal (Lupton) edition)
Publishers: Beadle's American Library edition: Beadle and Company (London: 44 Paternoster Row) -- United Kingdom
Beadle's Dime Novels edition: Irwin P. Beadle & Co. (1859-1860) (New York: 141 William St., Cor. Fulton) -- 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
Waverley Library (octavo edition) edition: Beadle and Adams (1872-1898) (New York: No. 98 William Street) -- United States of America
Waverley Library (quarto edition) edition: Beadle and Adams (1872-1898) (New York: No. 98 William Street) -- United States of America
OCLC Numbers: 1050321460 (Beadle's American Library edition)
143610864 (Beadle's New Dime Novels edition)
18921094 (Beadle's Dime Novels edition)
919515535 (Waverley Library (octavo edition) edition)
932140184 (Waverley Library (quarto edition) edition)
User Summary: "This is one of the poorest of Mrs. Stephens' stories, but is of interest because it is founded upon the life of Mrs. Myra Clark Gaines, the great New Orleans heiress, although the latter said (Girls of Today, No. 9) that there was much more fiction than fact in the story. A short biography of Mrs. Gaines, by Mrs. Ellet, appeared in Belles and Beaux, No. 1, January 31, 1874. There is a portrait of Mrs. Gaines and a review of the case in Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly, IV, 1877, 89, and a portrait of General Gaines and biographies of both him and his wife in Appletons Cyclopedia of American Biography, New York, 1887, II, 571-573. See also The Famous Case of Myra Clark Gaines, by Nolan B. Harmon, Jr., published by the Louisiana State University Press, 1946, and New Orleans Woman, by Harnett T. Kane, New York, 1946."--Johannsen, A. House of Beadle and Adams and its dime and nickel novels

Known Editions

The Arm Chair Library (Lupton) edition
Beadle's Dime Novels edition
Beadle's Fifteen Cent Novels edition
Beadle's American Library edition
Girls of To-day edition (in Girls of To-day, vol. I, no. 4)
Girls of To-day edition (in Girls of To-day, vol. I, no. 5)
Girls of To-day edition (in Girls of To-day, vol. I, no. 6)
Girls of To-day edition (in Girls of To-day, vol. I, no. 7)
Girls of To-day edition (in Girls of To-day, vol. I, no. 8)
Girls of To-day edition (in Girls of To-day, vol. I, no. 9)
Girls of To-day edition (in Girls of To-day, vol. I, no. 10)
Girls of To-day edition ((conclusion) in Girls of To-day, vol. I, no. 11)
Waverley Library (quarto edition) edition
Beadle's New Dime Novels edition
Waverley Library (octavo edition) edition
The People's Home Journal (Lupton) edition (chapters I-II, pages 7-9 in The People's Home Journal, v. V, no. 12, December 1890)

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