The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

Series - Surprise Series (Hovendon)

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Language:English
Publisher: Hovendon Company (New York (N.Y.): 17 and 19 Waverley Place) -- United States
Category: Format : Reprint Library
Schedule: Issued with varying schedules: Daily, Tri-Weekly, Weekly and Monthly. Of issues examined, Nos. 11 and 89 were Tri-Weekly; No. 52 was Daily; Nos. 114, 149, 153, 159, 170, 176, 179, 185 and 204 were Weekly. No. 140 was Monthly.
Size: 7 x 5"
Pages: 200 to 300
Physical Description: Designed cover in one color. All copies examined by LeBlanc were in yellow covers with red lettering.
Notes / Commentary:

According to LeBlanc's listing, he only examined Nos. 52, 89, 140, 153, 159 and 170, but additional handwritten details were added later. The listing ended at No. 204 (a handwritten addition) and was missing Nos. 101, 202 and 203.

Nos. 187 through 201 were seen in one ad only with the titles of the Dora Thorne stories. However, No. 187 was examined by LeBlanc and proved to be The Scarlet Letter. Substitutions may have been imposed on the series.

Primary Data Source: LeBlanc
Data Entry Status: Done, With Gaps

Items

1. The Shattered Idol
2. Fair but False
3. Surprise Series (Hovendon) No. 3 (Between Two Sins and 1 more item)
4. Bootle's Children
5. Charlotte Temple
6. Her Second Love
7. My Husband and I
8. The False Vow
9. A Broken Heart
10. Paul and Virginia
11. Prince Otto
12. Doctor Rameau
13. Rasselas
14. Thorns and Orange Blossoms
15. Wife in Name Only
16. Like No Other Love
17. The Queen's Token
18. The Girl From Malta
19. Mrs. Caudle's Curtain Lectures
20. Sweet Lavender
21. Which Loved Him Best
22. The Fog Princess
23. Lise Tavernier
24. Camille
25. Mr. and Mrs. Spoopendyke
26. Married in Haste
27. Millionaire's Folly
28. The Pomfret Mystery
29. Macon Moore, the Detective
30. Donald Dyke, the Detective
31. Clarice Dyke, the Detective
32. Nat Foster, the Boston Detective
33. Ten Days with Moody
34. The Wedding Ring, 13 Sermons
35. Woman and Her Power
36. Lady Valworth's Diamonds
37. A House Party
38. At Bay
39. Adventures of an Old Maid
40. Vice Versa
41. In Prison and Out
42. The Cloister and the Hearth
43. Called Back
44. Beaton's Bargain
45. A Guilty River
46. By Woman's Wit
47. She
48. The Haunted Fountain
49. King Solomon's Mines
50. Jess
51. The Merry Men
52. Esther: A Story for Girls
53. Drops of Blood
54. Strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
55. A Lucky Disappointment
56. As in a Looking Glass
57. The Duchess
58. A Tale of Three Lions
59. Mona's Choice
60. Pride of the Paddock
61. Ralph Wilton's Weird
62. A Wicked Girl
63. Baron Munchausen
64. The Octoroon
65. The New Magdalen
66. The Haunted Chamber
67. A Fallen Idol
68. Chris
69. A Woman's Vengeance
70. A Midnight Wedding
71. The Shadow of a Sin
72. Love's Warfare
73. A Broken Life
74. Trail of the Barrow
75. Choice Album Verses
76. Perdita
77. The Mystery of a Hansom Cab
78. Mr. Perkins of New Jersey
79. Playing With Fire
80. Colonel Quaritch
81. Double Love
82. Madam Midas
83. Mystery of St. James Park
84. A Close Call
85. One Hundred Prize Dinners
86. The Adventures of Miss Volney
87. One of the Forty
88. Fun and fact
89. The Surprise Cook-Book
90. A Missing Husband
91. Surprise Recitations and Readings, First Series
92. Surprise Recitations and Readings, Second Series
93. Surprise Recitations and Readings, Third Series
94. Surprise Recitations and Readings, Fourth Series
95. Mr. Meeson's Will
96. Dr. Glennie's Daughter
97. Maiwa's Revenge
98. The Mystery of the Holly Tree
99. Miss Bretherton
100. Window Curtains
102. Ogilvie's Pocket Manual
103. Derrick Vaughan
104. In Thraldom
105. Bede's Charity
106. Cleopatra
107. Fifteen Detective Stories
108. Roland Oliver
109. Flamenka
110. The Bad Boy At Home
111. The Bad Boy Abroad
112. The Piccadilly Puzzle
113. Marked for a Victim
114. Good News Sermons
115. Just for fun. A Comic Book
116. Her Only Sin
117. Gipsy Blair, the Western Detective
118. The Story of an African Farm
119. Paradise Almost Lost
120. Secrets of Success
121. The People's Etiquette Book
122. Not Forsaken
123. Ned Bachman, the New Orleans Detective
124. A Crimson Stain
125. Janet's Repentance
126. Old Si's Humorous Sketches
127. Fatima
128. The Master of Ballantrae
129. Topsy Turvy
130. Wobble's Tour
131. The Voyage of the Ark
132. Her Last Throw
133. Beatrice
134. The Other Man's Wife
135. Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow
136. Dreams
137. Black Beauty
138. An American Girl in London
139. A Little Irish Girl
140. Neck or Nothing
141. A Black Business
142. The Mystery of No. 13
143. Cleverly Won
144. Under a Strange Mask
145. The Case of Gen. Ople and Lady Camper
146. Galloping Days at the Deanery
147. A Laggard in Love
148. A Bride from the Bush
149. The Tale of Chloe
150. Under the Deodars
151. Merry, Merry Boys
152. Pretty Miss Smith
153. A Little Rebel
154. Good Bye
155. Eric Brighteyes
156. Wedded and Parted
157. Evil Genius
158. Doctor Villages
159. Miss or Mrs.?
160. The Passion Play at Ober-Ammergau
161. The Doctor's Secret
162. My Lady Nicotine
163. The Light that Failed
164. The Moment After
165. Frances Kane's Fortune
166. By the Gate of the Sea
167. Cynic Fortune
168. The Flying Dutchman
169. A Marriage at Sea
170. The Matapan Affair
171. Jack and Three Jills
172. Strange Adventures of Lucy Smith
173. Corrine, or Italy
174. The Country. A Story of Social Life
175. Knickerbocker's History of New York
176. The Leader of the Ballet
177. Police Sergeant Power
178. The Private Life of an Eastern King
179. Satire and Satirists
180. The Sketch Book
181. Undine: or, The Naiad Queen
182. Vathek. An Arabian Tale
183. Miss Shafto
184. Tom Brown at Rugby
185. The Widow Bedott Papers
186. The Man That Vanished
187. The Scarlet Letter
187. Two Fair Women
188. Thrown on the World
189. A Fatal Wedding
190. One Against Many
191. Sunshine and Roses
192. A Broken Wedding Ring
193. Repented at Leisure
194. Her Martyrdom
195. A Bright Wedding Day
196. Love's Conflict
197. A Woman's Temptation
198. From Out the Gloom
199. Dora Thorne
200. Her Marriage Vow
201. At War With Herself
204. Averil

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