The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

Item - The Allens. A Tale of the Great Kanawha Valley

(Beadle's New Dime Novels edition)
(Beadle's Pocket Novels edition)

Combined Summary

Online Full Text: Northern Illinois University (Beadle's New Dime Novels edition)
Northern Illinois University (Beadle's Pocket Novels edition)
Series: Beadle's American Library — no. 22
Beadle's Dime Novels — no. 43
Beadle's New Dime Novels — no. 6
Beadle's Pocket Novels — no. 246
Standard Library of Romance v. 3
Alternate Title: Ben Bramble, the Hunter King of the Kenawha. A Tale of Kentucky
Subjects / Tags: Adventure stories
African Americans
Detective and mystery stories
Frontier and pioneer life
Kanawha River Valley (W. Va.)
Land tenure
Swindlers and swindling
Author: Thomas, Henry J.
Dates: August 29, 1862 (Beadle's Dime Novels edition)
August 30, 1862 (Standard Library of Romance edition)
December 1, 1862 (Beadle's American Library edition)
February 9, 1875 (Beadle's New Dime Novels edition)
November 27, 1883 (Beadle's Pocket Novels edition)
Publishers: Beadle's Dime Novels edition: Beadle and Company (New York: 141 William St.) -- 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
Beadle's Pocket Novels edition: Beadle and Adams (1872-1898) (New York: No. 98 William Street) -- United States of America
OCLC Numbers: 31810296 (Beadle's Pocket Novels edition)
82861023 (Beadle's New Dime Novels edition)
User Summary: This is an abbreviated version of John Lewis' "Young Kate," originally published by Harper & Brothers in 1844. The names of the principal characters, the Virginia merchant, his son, and his daughter, have been changed in the dime novel from Mr. Ballenger, William Ballenger, and Matilda Ballenger, to Edward Allen, Harry Allen, and Mattie Allen. The other characters remain the same.

Known Editions

Beadle's American Library edition
Beadle's Dime Novels edition
Standard Library of Romance edition (in Standard Library of Romance, vol. III)
Beadle's New Dime Novels edition
Beadle's Pocket Novels edition

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