The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

Item - The Dime Speaker

(Irwin P. Beadle & Co., 1859 edition)
(Irwin P. Beadle & Co., 1860 edition)
(Beadle and Company edition)

Combined Summary

Online Full Text: Northern Illinois University (Beadle and Company edition)
Northern Illinois University (Irwin P. Beadle & Co., 1859 edition)
Northern Illinois University (Irwin P. Beadle & Co., 1860 edition)
Series: Beadle's Dime Speakers — no. 1
Alternate Titles: Beadle's Dime American Speaker: Comprising Gems of Elocution and Humor, for Schools, Exhibitions, Parlors, Etc.
The Dime Speaker: Being Gems of Oratory for the School, the Exhibition-Room, the Home Circle, and the Study, Comprising Specimens of Wit, Humor, Pathos, and Discourse, from Fresh and Eminent Sources
Subjects / Tags: Recitations
Speeches, addresses, etc., American
Contents: Beadle and Company edition:
"Young America" on Progress (Work, pages 11-12)
The Birthday of Washington (Work, pages 12-13)
Plea for the Maine Law (Work, pages 14-15)
Not on the Battle-Field (Work, pages 16-18)
The Italian Struggle (Work, pages 18-19)
Independence (Work, pages 20-21)
Our Country (Work, pages 21-22)
The Equality of Man (Work, pages 22-23)
True Character of the Revolution (Work, pages 23-24)
The Fruits of the War (Work, pages 24-26)
The Sewing Machine (Work, pages 26-27)
True Manhood (Work, pages 27-29)
The Mystery of Life (Work, pages 30-31)
The Ups and Downs (Work, pages 31-32)
The Truly Great (Work, pages 32-36)
Early Retiring and Rising (Work, pages 36-38)
Artemas Ward's Oration (Work, pages 38-41)
True Nationality (Work, pages 41-43)
Intelligence the True Basis of Liberty (Work, pages 44-45)
Solferino (Work, pages 45-46)
The War (Work, page 47)
The Charge of the Light Brigade (Work, pages 47-49)
After the Battle (Work, pages 49-50)
The Glass Railroad (Work, pages 50-52)
The Case of Mr. McBeth (Work, pages 52-54)
The Professor on Phrenology (Work, pages 54-57)
Annabel Lee (Work, pages 58-59)
Washington's Name (Work, page 59)
The Sailor Boy's Syren (Work, page 60)
Jeriah Jebooms' Oration (Work, pages 61-62)
A Dutch Cure (Work, page 62)
The Weather (Work, pages 62-63)
The Heated Term (Work, pages 63-64)
Philosophy Applied (Work, pages 64-65)
An Old Ballad (Work, page 65)
Penny Wise and Pound Foolish (Work, pages 66-67)
True Cleanliness (Work, pages 67-68)
Saturday Night's Enjoyments (Work, pages 68-69)
"In a Just Cause" (Work, pages 70-71)
No Peace with Oppression (Work, page 71)
A Tale of a Mouse (Work, pages 72-73)
A Thanksgiving Sermon (Work, pages 73-74)
The Cost of Riches (Work, pages 74-76)
Great Lives Imperishable (Work, page 77)
The Prophecy for the Year (Work, pages 77-78)
The Unfinished Problems of the Universe (Work, pages 78-81)
Honor to the Dead (Work, pages 81-83)
The Immortality of Patriots (Work, pages 83-84)
Webster's Political System (Work, page 85)
A Vision in the Forum (Work, pages 86-87)
The Press (Work, page 87)
Woman's Rights (Work, page 88)
Right of the Federal Government to Exist (Work, pages 89-90)
My Ladder (Work, pages 90-91)
Woman (Work, page 92)
Alone (Work, pages 92-94)
The Rebellion of 1861 (Work, pages 94-96)
Disunion (Work, pages 96-98)

Irwin P. Beadle & Co., 1859 edition:
"Young America" on Progress (Work, pages 5-6)
The Birthday of Washington (Work, pages 6-7)
Plea for the Maine Law (Work, pages 8-9)
Not on the Battle-Field (Work, pages 10-12)
The Italian Struggle (Work, pages 12-13)
Independence (Work, pages 14-15)
Our Country (Work, pages 15-16)
The Equality of Man (Work, pages 16-17)
True Character of the Revolution (Work, pages 17-18)
The Fruits of the War (Work, pages 18-20)
The Sewing Machine (Work, pages 20-21)
True Manhood (Work, pages 21-23)
The Mystery of Life (Work, pages 24-25)
The Ups and Downs (Work, pages 25-26)
The Truly Great (Work, pages 26-30)
Early Retiring and Rising (Work, pages 30-32)
Artemas Ward's Oration (Work, pages 32-35)
True Nationality (Work, pages 35-37)
Our Natal Day (Work, pages 37-38)
Intelligence the True Basis of Liberty (Work, pages 38-39)
Solferino (Work, pages 39-40)
The War (Work, page 41)
The Charge of the Light Brigade (Work, pages 41-43)
After the Battle (Work, pages 43-44)
The Glass Railroad (Work, pages 44-46)
The Case of Mr. McBeth (Work, pages 46-48)
The Professor on Phrenology (Work, pages 48-51)
Annabel Lee (Work, pages 52-53)
Washington's Name (Work, page 53)
The Sailor Boy's Syren (Work, page 54)
Jeriah Jebooms' Oration (Work, pages 55-56)
A Dutch Cure (Work, page 56)
The Weather (Work, pages 56-57)
The Heated Term (Work, pages 57-58)
Philosophy Applied (Work, pages 58-59)
An Old Ballad (Work, page 59)
Penny Wise and Pound Foolish (Work, pages 60-61)
True Cleanliness (Work, pages 61-62)
Saturday Night's Enjoyments (Work, pages 62-63)
"In a Just Cause" (Work, pages 64-65)
No Peace with Oppression (Work, page 65)
A Tale of a Mouse (Work, pages 66-67)
A Thanksgiving Sermon (Work, pages 67-68)
The Cost of Riches (Work, pages 68-70)
Great Lives Imperishable (Work, page 71)
The Prophecy for the Year (Work, pages 71-72)

Irwin P. Beadle & Co., 1860 edition:
"Young America" on Progress (Work, pages 5-6)
The Birthday of Washington (Work, pages 6-7)
Plea for the Maine Law (Work, pages 8-9)
Not on the Battle-Field (Work, pages 10-12)
The Italian Struggle (Work, pages 12-13)
Independence (Work, pages 14-15)
Our Country (Work, pages 15-16)
The Equality of Man (Work, pages 16-17)
True Character of the Revolution (Work, pages 17-18)
The Fruits of the War (Work, pages 18-20)
The Sewing Machine (Work, pages 20-21)
True Manhood (Work, pages 21-23)
The Mystery of Life (Work, pages 24-25)
The Ups and Downs (Work, pages 25-26)
The Truly Great (Work, pages 26-30)
Early Retiring and Rising (Work, pages 30-32)
Artemas Ward's Oration (Work, pages 32-35)
True Nationality (Work, pages 35-37)
Our Natal Day (Work, pages 37-38)
Intelligence the True Basis of Liberty (Work, pages 38-39)
Solferino (Work, pages 39-40)
The War (Work, page 41)
The Charge of the Light Brigade (Work, pages 41-43)
After the Battle (Work, pages 43-44)
The Glass Railroad (Work, pages 44-46)
The Case of Mr. McBeth (Work, pages 46-48)
The Professor on Phrenology (Work, pages 48-51)
Annabel Lee (Work, pages 52-53)
Washington's Name (Work, page 53)
The Sailor Boy's Syren (Work, page 54)
Jeriah Jebooms' Oration (Work, pages 55-56)
A Dutch Cure (Work, page 56)
The Weather (Work, pages 56-57)
The Heated Term (Work, pages 57-58)
Philosophy Applied (Work, pages 58-59)
An Old Ballad (Work, page 59)
Penny Wise and Pound Foolish (Work, pages 60-61)
True Cleanliness (Work, pages 61-62)
Saturday Night's Enjoyments (Work, pages 62-63)
"In a Just Cause" (Work, pages 64-65)
No Peace with Oppression (Work, page 65)
A Tale of a Mouse (Work, pages 66-67)
A Thanksgiving Sermon (Work, pages 67-68)
The Cost of Riches (Work, pages 68-70)
Great Lives Imperishable (Work, page 71)
The Prophecy for the Year (Work, pages 71-72)
The Unfinished Problems of the Universe (Work, pages 72-75)
Honor to the Dead (Work, pages 75-77)
The Immortality of Patriots (Work, pages 77-78)
Webster's Political System (Work, page 79)
Author: Legrand, Louis (pseudonym used by Victor, Orville J. (Orville James), 1827-1910)
Dates: August 13, 1859 (Irwin P. Beadle & Co., 1859 edition)
1860 (Irwin P. Beadle & Co., 1860 edition)
1863 (Beadle and Company edition)
Publishers: Beadle and Company edition: Beadle and Company (New York (N.Y.): 118 William St.) -- United States
Irwin P. Beadle & Co., 1859 edition: Irwin P. Beadle & Co. (1859-1860) (New York (N.Y.): 137 William St.) -- United States
Irwin P. Beadle & Co., 1860 edition: Irwin P. Beadle & Co. (1859-1860) (New York (N.Y.): 137 William St.) -- United States
OCLC Numbers: 16878460 (Beadle and Company edition)
36243083 (Irwin P. Beadle & Co., 1859 edition)
77732431 (Irwin P. Beadle & Co., 1860 edition)
Edition Descriptions: Irwin P. Beadle & Co., 1859 edition:
Also includes: Introductory (department) and publisher's advertisements.

Irwin P. Beadle & Co., 1860 edition:
Also includes: Introductory (department) and publisher's advertisements.

Beadle and Company edition:
Also includes: Introductory (department) and publisher's advertisements.
Length: 72 pages (Irwin P. Beadle & Co., 1859 edition)
79 pages (Irwin P. Beadle & Co., 1860 edition)
98 pages (Beadle and Company edition)
Notes: "The book was deposited for copyright August 13, 1859, and it must have been issued at about the same time, for it is mentioned among books already out in The Home for September, which appeared about the 20th of August. It was also advertised in the New York Tribune for September 28, 1859."--Johannsen, A. House of Beadle and Adams and its dime and nickel novels

Known Editions

Irwin P. Beadle & Co., 1859 edition
Irwin P. Beadle & Co., 1860 edition
Beadle and Company edition

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