Web Site of the Week: Dime Novel and Popular Literature
Back in the days of the dime novel, these tawdry tomes would be passed around to be shared with friends and those who enjoyed light fare. This digital collection from Villanova University’s Falvey Memorial Library brings together eight remarkable collections of items that include non-fiction titles, scholarship on dime novels, and beautiful covers and illustrations. One rather curious and colorful item in the non-fiction section is the “When Were You Born” series. Through a collection of twelve books, visitors can learn about the personality traits ascribed to each month of the year. The Fiction collection is another treasure trove and contains the beautiful Robin Hood series along with the wonderful Buffalo Bill series. Finally, not to be missed, is “Mittie’s Storytime,” a delightful addition to the Spare Change Library Podcast. Here, visitors can access the past through technologies of today and listen in on audio editions of their favorite dime novel tales. [KMG]
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