The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

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Alternate Titles: Cheap Editions of Popular Authors
New Twenty-Five Cent Novels
Publisher: Beadle and Adams (1872-1898) (New York (N.Y.): No. 98 William Street) -- United States
Category: Format : Reprint Library
Issues: 29
Dates: May 15, 1875 to Sep. 15, 1877
Schedule: Weekly
Columns: 1 or 2
Price: 25ยข
Size: 9" x 6"
Pages: 100-150
Illustrations: Black and white pictorial cover
Publisher's Blurb: The Cheapest Novels in the World. A Dollar Book for Twenty-five Cents. The Best Works of the Most Popular Living Authors.
Contents: "Most of the tales in this series are love stories."--Johannsen, A. House of Beadle and Adams and its dime and nickel novels
Physical Description: "The wrappers are fairly heavy cream paper, with an advertisement of the series on the outside of the back cover, but both wrappers are plain inside. The front cover has, within a one-eighth-inch red border, the title of the series and of the novel above a woodcut illustration. Below the cut is the name of the publishers."--Johannsen, A. House of Beadle and Adams and its dime and nickel novels
Notes / Commentary:

"The authors of these booklets were announced as 'leading living American writers who are "the Stars" of the popular weeklies, and whose creations are the admiration of all who demand strength of story, originality of character, and that subtle interest of plot and construction which separates the masters of the pen from the common writer.' In other words, the novels were to have the 'It' of the successful stories of that day."--Johannsen, A. House of Beadle and Adams and its dime and nickel novels

The series was sometimes advertised as "New Twenty-Five Cent Novels," though it is not a direct continuation of the earlier series by that name.

Primary Data Source: Johannsen
Data Entry Status: Done, Believed Complete


1. The Dark Secret; or, The Mystery of Fontelle Hall
2. The Maddest Marriage Ever Was
3. A Woman's Heart; or, Who Was He?
4. An Awful Mystery; or, Sybil Campbell, the Queen of the Isle
5. The Pride of the Dowries; or, The Mystery of the Wishing Well
6. Victoria; or, The Heiress of Castle Cliffe
7. The Dead Letter
8. Strangely Wed; or, Where Was Arthur Clare?
9. Romance of the Green Seal
10. Erminie; or, The Gipsy Queen's Vow
11. Love in a Maze; or, The Debutante's Disenchantment
12. The Twin Sisters; or, The Wronged Wife's Hate
13. Forced Vows; or, A Revengeful Woman's Fate
14. Vials of Wrath; or, The Grave Between Them
15. Annie Temple; or, The Bankrupt's Heiress
16. A Dangerous Woman; or, The Broken Troth
17. The Broker's Ward; or, Blanche Ratcliff's Trials. A Romance of a Lost Diamond
18. Black Eyes and Blue
19. The Wronged Wife; or, The Heart of Hate
20. True as Steel; or, The Faithful Sister
21. Brave Barbara; or, First Love or No Love, A Story of a Wayward Heart
22. The Wronged Daughter; or, The Wife's Intrigue
23. The Hunted Bride; or, Wedded, But Not Won
24. Winning Ways; or, Kitty Atherton's Double Troth
25. The Secret Vow; or, The Power of Woman's Hate
26. The Adopted Daughter; or, The Half-Brother's Snare
27. A Fiery Heart; or, A Woman's Love and a Woman's Hate
28. The Beautiful Jewess; or, The Young Sailor's Triumph
29. The Artist's Bride; or, Noll Darker s Protege. A City Life Romance

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