The Age Of Dimes And Pulps

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The Age of Dimes and Pulps : A History of Sensationalist Literature, 1830–1960

Language Arts & Disciplines

Author - Jeremy Agnew
Publisher - McFarland
Pages - 242
ISBN - 147663257X


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Detail -  From the dime novels of the Civil War era to the pulp magazines of the early 20th century to modern paperbacks, lurid fiction has provided thrilling escapism for the masses. Cranking out formulaic stories of melodrama, crime and mild erotica—often by uncredited authors focused more on volume than quality—publishers realized high profits playing to low tastes. Estimates put pulp magazine circulation in the 1930s at 30 million monthly. This vast body of “disposable literature” has received little critical attention, in large part because much of it has been lost—the cheaply made books were either discarded after reading or soon disintegrated. Covering the history of pulp literature from 1850 through 1960, the author describes how sensational tales filled a public need and flowered during the evolving social conditions of the Industrial Revolution.

Pulp Culture : The Art of Fiction Magazines

Design

Author - Frank M. Robinson, Lawrence Davidson
Publisher - Collectors Press, Inc.
Pages - 204
ISBN - 1888054123


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Detail - An illustrated collection of magazine covers from pulp fiction magazines looks at cover styles of westerns, erotic stories, mysteries, and horror

Storytelling in the Pulps, Comics, and Radio : How Technology Changed Popular Fiction in America

Literary Criticism

Author - Tim DeForest
Publisher - McFarland
Pages - 235
ISBN - 0786419024


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Detail - The first half of the twentieth century was a golden age of American storytelling. Mailboxes burgeoned with pulp magazines, conveying an endless variety of fiction. Comic strips, with their ongoing dramatic storylines, were a staple of the papers, eagerly followed by millions of readers. Families gathered around the radio, anxious to hear the exploits of their favorite heroes and villains. Before the emergence of television as a dominant--and stifling--cultural force, storytelling blossomed in America as audiences and artists alike embraced new mediums of expression. This examination of storytelling in America during the first half of the twentieth century covers comics, radio, and pulp magazines. Each was bolstered by new or improved technologies and used unique attributes to tell dramatic stories. Sections of the book cover each medium. One appendix gives a timeline for developments relative to the subject, and another highlights particular episodes and story arcs that typify radio drama. Illustrations and a bibliography are included.

Pulp Classics : Sinister Stories #1 (February 1940)

Fiction

Author - John Betancourt
Publisher - Wildside Press LLC
Pages - 116
ISBN - 0809510936


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Detail - Sinister Stories was a short-lived (only 3 issues) "weird menace" magazine, designed to thrill and titilate through a mix of suspense, science fiction, bondage, nudity, and grisly horror. Stories such as "Brides of the Half-Men," "Satan's Studio of Sin," and "White Flesh Must Rot" are surely masterpieces of over-the-top pulp writing! This is the very first issue, reproduced in facsimile, with a fine lineup of macabrely wicked stories-complete with all the gloriously naughty original illustrations!

The Coming of the Ages :

Social Science

Author - Craig B. Wood
Publisher - iUniverse
Pages - 204
ISBN - 059519088X


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Detail - The Coming of the Ages reveals a vision of human history and of our biological life cycle as an animal species. Who are we, and how did we arrive at our present position? Having landed and walked upon Luna, where do we go from here, and why, and toward what goal? How do we begin to clean the messy house our home planet has become? How do we reforge our technologies, and make them both stronger and cleaner? What should be the basic moral code of our kind? How do we avoid this next great war, a nuclear war between the nations? In short, how do we move into this next millennium and cause this new age to be our own?

Luna Monthly :

Science fiction

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Toy Tips : A Parent's Essential Guide to Smart Toy Choices

Family & Relationships

Author - Marianne M. Szymanski, Ellen Neuborne
Publisher - John Wiley & Sons
Pages - 256
ISBN - 0787976113


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Action! Mystery! Thrills! : Comic Book Covers of the Golden Age 1933–1945

Comics & Graphic Novels

Author - Greg Sadowski
Publisher - Fantagraphics Books
Pages - 208
ISBN - 1606994948


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Detail - Majestic, iconic, chaotic, or downright weird, a classic comic book cover has an undeniable appeal, and Action! Mystery! Thrills! celebrates in spades this unique cultural icon. The covers are arranged chronologically to give the reader a sense of the sweeping trends and stylistic developments throughout the medium’s first decade, as inexorable waves of dazzling imagery battled monthly for newsstand attention.

Pulp and Paper Magazine of Canada :

Paper industry

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The Great Depression in America : A Cultural Encyclopedia

Depressions

Author - William H. Young, Nancy K. Young
Publisher - Greenwood Publishing Group
Pages - 668
ISBN - 9780313335228


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Detail - Everything from Amos n' Andy to Zeppelins is included in this two-volume encyclopedia of popular culture during the Great Depression era. 200 entries explore the entertainments, amusements, and people of the United States during the difficult years of the 1930s.

Southern Pulp and Paper Manufacturer :

Papermaking

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Malaeska : The Indian Wife of the White Hunter (Dodo Press)

Juvenile Fiction

Author - Ann S. Stephens
Publisher -
Pages - 132
ISBN - 9781409982548


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Detail - Ann Sophia Stephens (1813-1886), who also wrote under the pseudonym Jonathan Slick, was an American novelist. Born in Derby, Connecticut, she was an author of dime novels and is credited as the progenitor of that genre. Her work was also serialized in Godey's Lady's Book, The Ladies' Companion, and Graham's Magazine. The term "dime novel" originated with Stephens's Malaeska: The Indian Wife of the White Hunter, printed in the first book in Beadle & Adams Beadle's Dime Novels series, dated June 9, 1860. The novel was a reprint of Stephens's earlier serial that appeared in The Ladies' Companion magazine in February, March, and April of 1839. Later, the Grolier Club listed Malaeska as the most influential book of 1860. Her other works include: High Life in New York (1843), Alice Copley: A Tale of Queen Mary's Time (1844), The Diamond Necklace and Other Tales (1846), Fashion and Famine (1854), The Old Homestead (1855), The Rejected Wife (1863) and A Noble Woman (1871).