The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

Series - The Boys of the World

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Language:English
Publisher: Street & Smith (New York: 27, 29, 31 Rose St.) -- United States of America
Category: Format : Story Paper
Issues: 79
Dates: Oct. 21, 1875-Apr. 19, 1877
Schedule: Weekly
Price: 5ยข
Size: 18 1/2 x 14" (Half Newspaper size)
Pages: 8
Motto: "A Story Paper for the Rising Generation"
Illustrations: Large black and white illustration on cover, in some cases taking up all of the cover. An illustration on page 5 in some issues.
Publisher's Blurb:

ANNOUNCEMENT IN NUMBER 79, THE LAST ISSUE:

We are sorry to announce to our readers that the present number of The Boys of the World for April 19th, 1877, is the last number that will ever be issued. We regret this on more accounts than one. We had two objects in view in entering upon this enterprise. The first was of course, to make money. That is the prime object of all who enter into business of whatever kind. Our next object was to give to the people a boy's paper which should be in every respect unobjectionable--a boy's paper which might be introduced into every household with benefit as well as pleasure to boys and girls. We made such a paper, and candor compels us to say that although it started off well, even brilliantly, it did not prove to be pecuniarily a success. We saw our mistake before we had issued half-a-dozen numbers, and could, if we had been so inclined, remedied it and gained for the Boys of the World a paying circulation so far as money is concerned, but we should have done so at the sacrifice of every principle which the publishers of a child's journal should hold dear. If we had adopted the "Jack Shepard" style of literature we should have had no trouble about circulation, but it would have been a circulation gained by the demoralization of childhood. If we had felt inclined to furnish such mental pabulum for little ones as "Skinny the Snoozer," "Hunky, the Heeler," "Squint-Eyed Jake, the Grabber," "Dirty-Faced Bob, the Buffer," "Hard-Fisted Hank, the Highwayman," "Carrotty-Headed Sal, the Peanut Vender," and the like, we might perhaps have rolled up a hundred thousand young readers, whom we should have familiarized with the slang of the slums and the scenes and sights peculiar to brothels and rum holes. But we fear the money thus gained would have been but little use to us. We aimed to establish a respectable paper for boys. That we failed is no reproach to the better classes, but a partial lack of judgment on their part, since they have come to regard all papers designed for boys to be of the same character. In conclusion, we do not regret that we made the venture. If we had not tried we should not have earned the experience which we now possess, and let us now indulge the hope that the boy readers of the Boys of the World will become boy readers of the New York Weekly, in which journal they will find boys stories which will bless instead of blast them.

From Dime Novel Round-up no. 90, September 1939, Page 5.

Notes / Commentary:

The LeBlanc bibliography only includes serial stories, does not provide end issues/dates for many serials, and ends at no. 52.

Items

1. The Boys of the World no. 1 (Roving Ralph; or, A Pirate in Spite of Himself and 2 more items)
2. The Boys of the World no. 2 (Roving Ralph; or, A Pirate in Spite of Himself and 2 more items)
3. The Boys of the World no. 3 (Roving Ralph; or, A Pirate in Spite of Himself and 2 more items)
4. The Boys of the World no. 4 (Buckeye Ben, the Boy Hunter; or, The Secret of the Silver Cross and 3 more items)
5. The Boys of the World no. 5 (Roving Ralph; or, A Pirate in Spite of Himself and 1 more item)
6. The Boys of the World no. 6 (Roving Ralph; or, A Pirate in Spite of Himself and 1 more item)
7. The Boys of the World no. 7 (Roving Ralph; or, A Pirate in Spite of Himself and 1 more item)
8. The Boys of the World no. 8 (Ned Hamilton; or, The Boys of Bessington School and 2 more items)
9. The Boys of the World no. 9 (The Death Roll; or, Rattling Rifle, the Mustang King and 1 more item)
10. The Boys of the World no. 10 (The Death Roll; or, Rattling Rifle, the Mustang King and 1 more item)
11. The Boys of the World no. 11 (A Hero in Rags; or, Sam Singleton's Search. A Story of the Streets. and 2 more items)
12. The Boys of the World no. 12 (The Sea Champion and 1 more item)
13. The Boys of the World no. 13 (The Sea Champion and 1 more item)
14. The Boys of the World no. 14 (The Sea Champion and 1 more item)
15. The Boys of the World no. 15 (The Gayest Boy in New York; or, A Mother's Influence. The Thrilling Adventures of a Young New Yorker. and 2 more items)
16. The Boys of the World no. 16 (The Sea Champion and 1 more item)
17. The Boys of the World no. 17 (Sure Shot, the Hunter Chief; or, Red Devil of the Cimarron and 2 more items)
18. The Boys of the World no. 18 (Jerry, the Gawk; or, The Rival Riders of Glencool and 2 more items)
19. The Boys of the World no. 19 (Sure Shot, the Hunter Chief; or, Red Devil of the Cimarron)
20. The Boys of the World no. 20 (Nimble Nip, the Call Boy of the Olympic Theater; or, Bound to Win and 1 more item)
21. The Boys of the World no. 21 (Sure Shot, the Hunter Chief; or, Red Devil of the Cimarron)
22. The Boys of the World no. 22 (Sure Shot, the Hunter Chief; or, Red Devil of the Cimarron and 1 more item)
23. The Boys of the World no. 23 (Bouncer Brown; or, He Was Bound to Find His Father and 1 more item)
24. The Boys of the World no. 24 (Long Lije and His Pets; or, The Boy Miners and 2 more items)
25. The Boys of the World no. 25 (Long Lije and His Pets; or, The Boy Miners and 2 more items)
26. The Boys of the World no. 26 (Wonderful Adventures of the Three Brothers. A Series of Wonderful Stories of Wonderful Things. and 2 more items)
27. The Boys of the World no. 27 (Wonderful Adventures of the Three Brothers. A Series of Wonderful Stories of Wonderful Things. and 2 more items)
28. The Boys of the World no. 28 (Marion's Scouts; or, The Rough Riders of the Pedee. A Tale of the Dark Days of the Carolinas. and 3 more items)
29. The Boys of the World no. 29 (Nimble Keel; or, The Smugglers of the Sound and 3 more items)
30. The Boys of the World no. 30 (Detective Dick and 3 more items)
31. The Boys of the World no. 31 (Detective Dick and 2 more items)
32. The Boys of the World no. 32 (Detective Dick and 2 more items)
33. The Boys of the World no. 33 (Nimble Keel; or, The Smugglers of the Sound and 2 more items)
34. The Boys of the World no. 34 (Glitter and Flash, the Song and Dance Men; or, After Many Trials and 2 more items)
35. The Boys of the World no. 35 (The Boy Captive; or, The Renegade's Fate and 3 more items)
36. The Boys of the World no. 36 (The Boy Captive; or, The Renegade's Fate and 3 more items)
37. The Boys of the World no. 37 (Owen, the Convict; or, The Heart's Devotion and 3 more items)
38. The Boys of the World no. 38 (Baseball Bob; or, The King of the Third Base and 1 more item)
39. The Boys of the World no. 39 (Baseball Bob; or, The King of the Third Base and 1 more item)
40. The Boys of the World no. 40 (His Royal Nibs; or, A Poor Boy's Pride and 2 more items)
41. The Boys of the World no. 41 (The Flag of Flame; or, The Masked Pilot of Death's Gauntlet. A Romance of Cuba's Fight for Freedom. and 2 more items)
42. The Boys of the World no. 42 (The Flag of Flame; or, The Masked Pilot of Death's Gauntlet. A Romance of Cuba's Fight for Freedom. and 1 more item)
43. The Boys of the World no. 43 (The Flag of Flame; or, The Masked Pilot of Death's Gauntlet. A Romance of Cuba's Fight for Freedom. and 1 more item)
44. The Boys of the World no. 44 (The Flag of Flame; or, The Masked Pilot of Death's Gauntlet. A Romance of Cuba's Fight for Freedom. and 1 more item)
45. The Boys of the World no. 45 (Jack Haversack; or, The Boy Scout of Ashantee and 4 more items)
46. The Boys of the World no. 46 (Jack Haversack; or, The Boy Scout of Ashantee)
47. The Boys of the World no. 47 (Jack Haversack; or, The Boy Scout of Ashantee)
48. The Boys of the World no. 48 (Jack Haversack; or, The Boy Scout of Ashantee)
49. The Boys of the World no. 49 (Merry Marlowe and the Young Man from the Country; or, Millions of Money. A Story of High Life and Low Life in New York. and 1 more item)
50. The Boys of the World no. 50 (Jack Haversack; or, The Boy Scout of Ashantee)
51. The Boys of the World no. 51 (Jack Haversack; or, The Boy Scout of Ashantee)
52. The Boys of the World no. 52 (Under the Waves; or, Diving in Deep Waters and 2 more items)

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