The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

Series - Excelsior Literature Series

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Publisher: F. A. Owen Publishing Company (Dansville (N.Y.)) -- United States
Issues: 30 (Highest number of issues seen advertised)
Dates: LeBlanc listed the date as 1909; advertisements for the series have been seen as late as 1920.
Price: 15¢ to 30¢
Size: 7 1/4 x 4 3/4"
Pages: 50-300
Illustrations: Frontispiece: black & white portrait of author on laid paper.
Publisher's Blurb: "This series is made up principally of standard classics in general use in the schools. They are carefully edited by experienced teachers of English and helpfully annotated. The notes are ample for necessary aid in interpretation but not so copious as to discourage original inquiry. Biographical sketches and outlines for study are included, as indicated. The books are well printed on good paper--bound in either heavy paper or flexible cloth covers--moderate in price. The first price given after each book is for heavy paper binding; the second is for flexible cloth."
Notes / Commentary: The original LeBlanc listing did not include titles for Nos. 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16-18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50-58, 60, 62, 64, 66, and 68. No even-numbered titles have been observed in this series, so it is possible that the listing is complete.
Primary Data Source: LeBlanc
Data Entry Status: Done, With Gaps


1. Evangeline
3. The Courtship of Miles Standish
5. The Vision of Sir Launfal
7. Enoch Arden
9. The Great Stone Face
11. Browning's Poems, Selected
13. Wordsworth's Poems
15. Sohrab and Rustum
19. A Christmas Carol
21. The Cricket on the Hearth
23. Familiar Legends
25. Some Water Birds
27. Hiawatha
29. Milton's Minor Poems
31. The Idylls of the King
33. Silas Marner
35. The Lady of the Lake
37. Literature of the Bible
39. The Sketch Book
41. Julius Caesar
43. Macbeth
45. The Merchant of Venice
47. As You Like It
49. Hamlet
59. Poe's Tales
61. A Message to Garcia and Other Inspirational Stories
63. Lincoln-Douglas Debates
65. The Man Without a Country
67. Democracy and the War: Seventeen Addresses of President Wilson, with others
69. Treasure Island

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