Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: About Deadwood and DEADWOOD DICK

From: E.Borgers (
Date: 13 Jun 2005

  I'm interested to know some basics about the DEADWOOD DICK series, like:

-author?- was it a multi-pen work?
-period of publication (I guess it started not very long after the 1870s)?
-approx. how long was it published (seems to have been very popular at the time)
-central character: was he a historical figure, or based on one, or just a fictional one?

>From what you know of the TV serial, could this dime novels series
have had some influence on the scripts of "Deadwood" the TV series ?
(not sure this last question makes sense).

Thanks for your help.

Your book on Victoriana seems very interesting. Is it an anthology of texts from that period, or a wider study on the subject?



>--- In, "E.Borgers" <webeurop@y...> wrote:
>>Speaking of *the real* Deadwood, making some basic research about its
>>historical background, I found that there was a series of dime novels
>>titled: DEADWOOD DICK, inspired by the lawless town.
>>But I have no further information about the series.
>>Do some of you know more about this series?
>I read most of the individual stories for my book, THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF
>FANTASTIC VICTORIANA, which will be published this November from
>MonkeyBrain Books, and will be of interest, I think, to folks here, as
>I spend some space examing the 19th century precursors to the
>What would you like to know?

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