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Dime Novels and Penny Dreadfuls

This extraordinary Website is devoted to the Dime Novel and Story Paper Collection at Stanford University Library. The site offers thousands of cataloged graphic images of illustrated covers to issues of the dime novels and story papers that were immensely popular in America from the mid-nineteenth century to its close. The images may be searched or browsed; search options include an exhaustive...
Women and the World of Dime Novels

This website takes a closer look at eleven selections from the almost 1,000-item collection of dime novels at the American Antiquarian Society (AAS). The sections of the site are organized around the tropes found in dime novels, the female characters, and there's also a listing of the titles. The Tropes section identifies six common figures found in dime novels, discussing example characters and...