The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

Series - Paul Jones Weekly

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Language:English
Publisher: Street & Smith (New York (N.Y.): 165 West Fifteenth St.) (Winner Library Co. imprint) -- United States
Category: Format : Nickel Weekly (Color Cover)
Issues: 19 (No. 20 was announced but never published)
Dates: Sept. 30, 1905 to Feb. 3, 1906
Schedule: Weekly
Price: 5ยข
Size: 11 x 8"
Pages: 32
Motto: Stories of the American Revolution
Illustrations: Colored pictorial cover
Publisher's Blurb:

From the back cover of the first issue: "Important announcement. Beginning with No. 38 the title of RED RAVEN LIBRARY will be changed to PAUL JONES WEEKLY. Hereafter this publication will contain, exclusively, stories of the adventures of the gallant American hero, Paul Jones, in the battles he had with the British men-o'-war and while preying upon the commerce of our adversaries. The history of his brave deeds form some of the most interesting and brilliant pages in American history and the stories which will appear in the 'Paul Jones Weekly' will be so fascinating and full of the spirit of patriotism that no real boy can resist the temptation to read them. Boys, if you want a rattling good tale of stirring Revolutionary days, don't pass the PAUL JONES WEEKLY by, but purchase the first number, which will be issued about September 21st, from your newsealer, and we warrant that you will become a permanent reader."

Later numbers contained the following at the head of story listings: "Stirring Sea Tales, PAUL JONES WEEKLY, Stories of the adventures of the gallant American hero, Paul Jones, in the battles he had with the British men-o'-war during the Revolution. The history of his brave deeds form some of the most interesting and brilliant pages in American history, and the stories which appear in 'Paul Jones Weekly' are so fascinating and full of the spirit of patriotism that no real boy can resist the temptation to read them."

Major Author(s): Capt. Luther Barr (A pseudonym of unknown authors of the Street & Smith staff of authors)
Notes / Commentary: To LeBlanc's knowledge, all the Paul Jones stories were new and never reprinted. No. 19 ranks with the rarest of colored covered dime novels. Evidently it was not distributed to the newsstands and a few copies found their way into collectors' hands when S&S sold out their stock years later. No. 20 was advertised but never published.
Primary Data Source: LeBlanc
Data Entry Status: Done, Believed Complete

Items

1. Paul Jones' Cruise for Glory; or, The Sign of the Coiled Rattlesnake
2. Paul Jones at Bay; or, Striking a Blow for Liberty
3. Paul Jones' Pledge; or, The Tiger of the Atlantic
4. Paul Jones' Bold Swoop; or, Cutting out a British Supply Ship
5. Paul Jones' Strategy; or, Outwitting the Fleets of Old England
6. Paul Jones' Long Chase; or, The Last Shot in the Locker
7. Out with Paul Jones; or, Giving Them a Bad Fright along the English Coast
8. Paul Jones Afloat and Ashore; or, Stirring Adventures in London Town
9. Paul Jones' Swamp Trail; or, Outwitting the Coast Raiders
10. Paul Jones' Defiance; or, How the Virginia Planter Invaded "Robber's Roost"
11. Paul Jones; Double; or, The Cruise of the "Floating Feather"
12. Adrift with Paul Jones; or, The Last of the Lagoon Pirates
13. Paul Jones against Odds; or, The Story of a Wonderful Fight
14. Paul Jones' Sealed Orders; or, Special Duty in the Caribees
15. Paul Jones among the Redcoats; or, The Fight off Tobago
16. Paul Jones and the Letter of Marque; or, Clipping the Tiger's Claw
17. Paul Jones' Running Fight; or, A Blow for Freedom at Old Nassau
18. Paul Jones' Secret Foe; or, Traitors aboard the "Providence"
19. The Cruise of the Eagle; or, Rescued by Paul Jones
20. Paul Jones among the Slaves; or, The "Portland's" White Captive

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