Judging Books by Their Covers: Format, the Implied Reader, and the 'Degeneration' of the Dime Novel

Erickson, Paul J.
September 1998
ATQ;Sep98, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p247
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Discusses the fluctuating reputation of the popular fiction phenomenon dime novels in the United States. Factors that cause the degeneration of dime novels; Decline in the circulation; Look at several dime novel editions; Assessment of the readership and cultural perception of their value; Recycled dime novels.


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