"I seem to have walked right into the thick of a dime novel
," said our visitor.
When I reached this place I learned that I was wrong and that it wasn't a dime novel
No, F-l-x, we would not call Treasure Island or the Pilgrim's Progress dime novels
Smith's final two chapters address the enormously popular mode of the late-nineteenth-century dime novel
, where action-adventure heroines found a home in both frontier adventures and tales of detection.
Judson, the dime novel
king to be, conjured up a nom de plume for himself stolen from old-time seamen when they referred to the rope at the bottom of a square sail and became Ned Buntline."
Despite its great commercial success, the credit for the introduction of a formula dime-novel Western does not go to Malaeska but to another dime novel
published later in the same year: Edward S.
NYT Syndicate THE KID by Ron Hansen (Scribner) Hansen sifts through lore to tell the story of Henry McCarty, a precocious young adult with a taste for gambling and violence who tore through the West " and is better known to us as Billy the Kid."The real achievement of this novel is its pesky style," Alyson Hagy wrote in The Times."Like the Kid, Hansen revels in the lingo of tabloid and tale, of dime novel
and detective story." THE PURSUIT OF POWER: Europe 1815-1914, by Richard J.
The Bulletin will later write of his appearance: "The play was of the dime novel
order, with the usual amount of blood shed, hair breadth escapes, and harrowing situations."
Station at Diablo is a novice's attempt to blend the highly accurate Western storytelling of Louis L'Amour with the more fanciful tall tale styles from the dime novel
In his would-be athlete hero protagonist, Roy Hobbs, and his regular use of dime novel
style, Malamud consciously draws upon this early sports fiction heritage in The Natural.
As intimated by the show's title, with its deliberate overtones of television crime thriller or dime novel
, buried strata are festering and inexorably pushing toward the surface.
Imms, who learned English from a dime novel
set in the Old West, leaving him prone to expressions like, "Hold it right there, pardner," is especially appealing, one whose innocence brings out the otherwise-cynical B.'s better nature.