Thursday, June 18, 2015

70 Penny Dreadfuls & Dime Novels on DVDrom (+ Gothic Novels)



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Books Scanned from the Originals into PDF format


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A penny dreadful was a type of British fiction publication in the 19th century that usually featured lurid serial stories.
A "dime novel" was a cheap and generally sensational tale of adventure sold as popular entertainment in the 1800s. 
Gothic fiction, sometimes referred to as Gothic horror, is a genre or mode of literature that combines fiction, horror and Romanticism.

Contents of disk:

Black Bess, or, the Knight of the Road by Edward Viles, Volume 1 1866

Black Bess, or, the Knight of the Road by Edward Viles, Volume 2 1866

Black Bess, or, the Knight of the Road by Edward Viles, Volume 3 1866

Blueskin - a Romance of the Last Century by Edward Viles, Volume 1 1866

Blueskin - a Romance of the Last Century by Edward Viles, Volume 2 1866

Gentleman Jack - Life on the Road by Elizabeth Caroline Grey, Volume 1 1852

Gentleman Jack - Life on the Road by Elizabeth Caroline Grey, Volume 2 1852

Gentleman Jack - Life on the Road by Elizabeth Caroline Grey, Volume 3 1852

Barney Blake the Boy Privateer 1897

The Yankee Rajah - the Fate of Black Shereef 1881

Adventures of Dick Onslow among the Red Indians by William Kingston 1899

Dashing Diamond Dick - The Tigers of Tombstone 1898 by WB Lawson

Wild Bill's Last Trail 1886 (Diamond Dick)

Frank James on the Trail 1882



The Old English Baron, a Gothic Story and The Castle of Otranto, a Gothic story (1883)

Wagner the WehrWolf by George Reynold 1846

Varney the Vampire 1847

The life of Richard Palmer better known as Dick Turpin the Notorious Highwayman and Robber by Henry Downs Miles 1839

A Defence of Nonsense (A Defence of Penny Dreadfuls) by Gilbert Keith Chesterton 1911

Rosario The Female Monk by Monk Lewis 1891

The Monk by Matthew Gregory Lewis 1907

Rookwood by William Harrison Ainsworth 1834

Life and Adventures of Richard Turpin, a most notorious highwayman by WS Fortey 1860

Tales of Wonder by MG Lewis 1801

The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe 1836

The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe 1847

The Boys of England - a Young Man's Journal 1870 (over 800 pages of tales)

Deadwood Dick as Detective 1885

Scalping Jack the Scout: A Terrible Twenty-five Cent Dime Novel By Bricktop 1872

The Dime Novel Detective by Wm Organ 1910

Blood and Thunders or, Dime novels of the 80's and 90's by Floyd Beagle 1920

Wild Bill's Sable Pard by Burt Standish

Lois the Witch by Elizabeth Gaskell (also included: "The Doom of the Griffiths") 1861

Uncle Silas by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu 1899

In a Glass Darkly, Volume 1 by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu 1872

In a Glass Darkly, Volume 2 by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu 1872

In a Glass Darkly, Volume 3 by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu 1872

Dracula by Bram Stoker 1897

Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin, Volume 1, 1820

Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin, Volume 2, 1820

Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin, Volume 3, 1820

Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin, Volume 4, 1820

Trilby by George du Maurier 1894

Marvels and Mysteries by Richard Marsh 1900

The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Volume 1 1909

The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Volume 2 1909

The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Volume 3 1909 (Can Such Things Be?)

The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Volume 4 1909 (Shapes of Clay)

The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Volume 5 1909 (Black Beetles in Amber)

The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Volume 6 1909 (The Monk and the Hangmans Daughter)

The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Volume 7 1909 (The Devil's Dictionary)

The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Volume 8 1909 (Negligible Tales)

The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Volume 9 1909 (Tangential Views)

The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Volume 10 1909

The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Volume 11 1909

The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Volume 12 1909 (Kings of Beasts)

The Tale of Terror - A Study of the Gothic Romance by Edith Birkhead 1921

The Ghost-Seer by Frederick Schiller 1872

The Devil's Elixir by E.T.A. Hoffman, Volume 1 1829

The Devil's Elixir by E.T.A. Hoffman, Volume 2 1829

The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux 1911

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde 1891



The Turn of the Screw by Henry James 1898

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley 1869

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte 1847

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte 1911

The Beetle by Richard Marsh 1917

Diamond Dick Jr's call down - King of the Silver Box 1896

Buffalo Bill the Buckskin king 1880

Strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1886

1 comment:

  1. About the Beetle:

    The Beetle (1897) tells the story of a fantastical creature, "born of neither god nor man," with supernatural and hypnotic powers, who stalks British politician Paul Lessingham through fin de siècle London in search of vengeance for the defilement of a sacred tomb in Egypt. In imitation of various popular fiction genres of the late nineteenth century, Marsh unfolds a tale of terror, late imperial fears, and the "return of the repressed," through which the crisis of late imperial Englishness is revealed. This Broadview edition includes a critical introduction and a rich selection of historical documents that situate the novel within the contexts of fin de siècle London, England's interest and involvement in Egypt, the emergence of the New Woman, and contemporary theories of mesmerism and animal magnetism.

    "The Beetle has it all: it's at once a ripping gothic yarn, a fin de siècle melodrama, and a document of the fears and obsessions of late imperial culture. Julian Wolfreys' introduction is excellent, bringing lots of fascinating material to bear on the novel and doing so clearly and persuasively. He makes you want to read it." - Jonathan Dollimore, author of Sexual Dissidence and Death, Desire and Loss in Western Culture

    "The Beetle is a great read. As Julian Wolfreys' admirably learned, perceptive, and comprehensive introduction, appendices, and notes show, it is also a wonderful assemblage of many motifs from popular culture at the fin de siècle. I enthusiastically recommend this book." - J. Hillis Miller, University of California, Irvine

    "For far too long we have had to do without an edition of one of the key best-selling novels of the fin de siècle, Richard Marsh's The Beetle. Broadview has once again come to the rescue with a new edition of this lurid classic that at one time outsold Dracula. Featuring useful appendices and with an extensive introduction by Julian Wolfreys, this edition will be coveted by everyone interested in late Victorian fiction." - Nicholas Daly, Trinity College, Dublin --Nicholas Daly, Trinity College, Dublin

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