Entertaining the Masses: Silent Movies and Dime Novels

Harvey, Charles M.
January 2007
Hutchinson Literary Extracts;2007, p1
Reference Entry
An encyclopedia entry for dime novel, an important publishing phenomenon in the U.S. during the early 1900s, is presented. These books offered exciting tales of cowboys and Indians, suspenseful tales of clever detectives, and didactic tales about getting rich through hard work and perseverance. They were cheap and highly circulated.


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