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Thumbnail for Pulp FictionHere we present Dime Novels, Penny Dreadfuls, Story Papers and Pulp Magazines.
All of which were popular reading for the masses in America and abroad from the later 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Pulp Fiction

Crime and Detective

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Title:Crime and Detective
Issues Available:179
Latest Issue:Sexton Blake Library S3 191
Sub-Categories:The Black Mask (4) | Complete Detective Cases (2) | Crack Detective (2) | Detective Story Magazine (3) | Dixon Hawke (4) | Front Page Detective (3) | The Illustrated Detective Magazine (1) | Nick Carter Stories (7) | Old Broadbrim (2) | Old Cap. Collier Library (6) | Sexton Blake Library (63) | Ten Detective Aces (1) | The Thriller (28) | The Union Jack (41)

Horror

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Title:Horror
Issues Available:8
Latest Issue:Weird Tales v01 01
Sub-Categories:The Black Cat (3) | Ghost Stories (1) | Weird Tales (2)

Romance

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Title:Romance
Issues Available:24
Latest Issue:Lovers 1
Sub-Categories:Army Romances (1) | Dream World (1) | Girls' Friend Library (1) | Love Short Stories (1) | Peg's Companion (1) | Peg's Paper (1) | Ranch Romances (2) | Rangeland Romances/Love Stories (5) | Real Western Romances (1) | Romance Series (5) | Romantic Movie Stories (1)

Science Fiction

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Title:Science Fiction
Issues Available:289
Latest Issue:Amazing Stories v05 09
Sub-Categories:Amazing Stories (18) | Amazing Stories Quarterly (17) | Fanciful Tales (1) | Fantastic Adventures (23) | Fantasy Book (4) | Frank Reade Library (98) | Imaginative Tales (1) | New Worlds (4) | Planet Stories (2) | Rocket Stories (2) | Saturn (1) | Scientific Detective Monthly (2) | The Spider (5) | Thrills Incorporated (2)

Western

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Title:Western
Issues Available:20
Latest Issue:Wild West Weekly 1
Sub-Categories:Log Cabin Library (2) | Mammoth Western (2) | Two-Gun Western (1) | Wild West Weekly (1)

Adventure

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Title:Adventure
Issues Available:2
Latest Issue:Adventure v022 03
Categories:Adventure

Air Adventures

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Title:Air Adventures
Issues Available:1
Latest Issue:Air Adventures v01 01
Categories:Aviation

The All-Story Magazine

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Title:The All-Story Magazine
Issues Available:6
Latest Issue:All-Story Weekly v098 002
Categories:Mixed Bag
Publication History: Dates: Jan 1905 - 1920

The Argosy

Thumbnail for The ArgosyArgosy, later titled The Argosy and Argosy All-Story Weekly, was an American pulp magazine from 1882 through 1978, published by Frank Munsey. It is the first American pulp magazine. The magazine began as a children's weekly story-paper entitled The Golden Argosy.

In late September 1882, Frank Munsey had moved to New York City to start Argosy, having arranged a partnership with a friend and with a stockbroker from. Munsey put most of his money, around $500, into purchasing stories for the magazine. Once in New York, the stockbroker backed out, and Munsey released his New York friend from involvement, as they were hopelessly underfunded. He then pitched the magazine to a publisher, and convinced him to publish the magazine and hire Munsey as editor.

The first issue published December 2, 1882, was eight pages and cost five cents. Munsey found targeting children a mistake, as they did not stay subscribed for any length of time, since they grew out of reading the magazine. Additionally, children did not have much money to spend, limiting the number of advertisers.

In December 1888 the title was changed to The Argosy. Publication to monthly in April 1894, at which time the magazine began its shift towards pulp fiction. It eventually published its first all-fiction issue in 1896. The all-fiction Argosy launched a new genre of magazines, and is considered the pioneer among pulp magazines. (Source: wikipedia)

It appears that nothing before 1951 was renewed as well as not all issues after were renewed. However, many individuals stories were renewed. We have had to remove all issues after 1922 until stories can be searched.
Title:The Argosy
Issues Available:16
Latest Issue:The Argosy v119 002
Categories:Adventure | Mixed Bag
Publication History: Dates: 1882 - Nov 1978

Beadle's Dime Library

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Title:Beadle's Dime Library
Issues Available:2
Latest Issue:The Peddler Spy or Dutchmen and Yankees A Tale of the Capture of Good Hope
Categories:Adventure

Beadle's Half Dime Library

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Title:Beadle's Half Dime Library
Issues Available:11
Latest Issue:Beadle's Half Dime Library 0502
Categories:Adventure
Publication History: Dates: 1877 - 1905

Boys' First Rate Pocket Library

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Title:Boys' First Rate Pocket Library
Issues Available:2
Latest Issue:Boys' First-Rate Pocket Library #098
Categories:Adventure
Publication History: Dates: 1887

Brave and Bold Weekly

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Title:Brave and Bold Weekly
Issues Available:2
Latest Issue:Brave And Bold 109
Categories:Adventure | Mixed Bag
Publication History: Dates: 1907 - 1911

The Brookside Library

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Title:The Brookside Library
Issues Available:2
Latest Issue:The Brookside Library 0037
Categories:Adventure

Captain Mors

Thumbnail for Captain MorsThanks to Jess Nevins for permission to carry these from his website. Translated from the German by Justin Gilbert
Title:Captain Mors
Issues Available:1
Latest Issue:Adrift In Space
Categories:Science Fiction | Masked/Mystery Men | Pirates
Publication History: Dates: 1908 - 1911

The Deadwood Dick Library

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Title:The Deadwood Dick Library
Issues Available:4
Latest Issue:v01 05 - Wild Ivan
Categories:Adventure

Dick Turpin

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Title:Dick Turpin
Issues Available:1
Latest Issue:Dick Turpin 170
Categories:Adventure

Famous Fantastic Mysteries

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Title:Famous Fantastic Mysteries
Issues Available:3
Latest Issue:Famous Fantastic Mysteries v01n01
Categories:Science Fiction | Horror
Publication History:Issues: 81 |  Sequence: v1 #1 - v14 #4 |  Dates: Sep 1939 - Jun 1953

Fight Stories

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Title:Fight Stories
Issues Available:3
Latest Issue:Fight Stories v01 01
Categories:Boxing/Martial Arts
Publication History: Dates: Jun 1928 - 1952

Five Cent Wide Wake Library

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Title:Five Cent Wide Wake Library
Issues Available:10
Latest Issue:Five Cent Wide Wake Library v02 1268
Categories:Adventure

Four O'Clock

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Title:Four O'Clock
Issues Available:1
Latest Issue:Four O'Clock 007
Categories:Mixed Bag

The Halfpenny Surprise

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Title:The Halfpenny Surprise
Issues Available:1
Latest Issue:Halfpenny Surprise #020
Categories:Adventure | Mixed Bag

Jungle Stories

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Title:Jungle Stories
Issues Available:6
Latest Issue:Jungle Stories v3 06
Categories:Jungle
Publication History:Issues: 58

The Liberty Boys Of 76

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Title:The Liberty Boys Of 76
Issues Available:1
Latest Issue:Liberty Boys Of 76 424
Categories:Adventure | War/Armed Forces
Publication History:Issues: 999 |  Sequence: #1 - #999

Mammoth Adventure

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Title:Mammoth Adventure
Issues Available:1
Latest Issue:Mammoth Adventure v01 03
Categories:Adventure

National Police Gazette

Thumbnail for National Police GazetteThe National Police Gazette, commonly referred to as simply the Police Gazette, was an American magazine founded in 1845 by two journalists, Enoch E. Camp, also an attorney, and George Wilkes, a transcontinental railroad booster. In 1866, Wilkes and Camp sold the Gazette to George W. Matsell. The editor and proprietor from 1877 until his death in 1922 was Richard Kyle Fox, an immigrant from Ireland.

Ostensibly devoted to matters of interest to the police, it is a tabloid-like publication, with lurid coverage of murders, Wild West outlaws, and sport. It is well known for its engravings and photographs of scantily clad strippers, burlesque dancers, and prostitutes, often skirting on the edge of what is legally considered obscenity.

The National Police Gazette enjoyed considerable popularity in the late 19th century and early decades of the 20th century; but its popularity decreased during the Great Depression. The National Police Gazette continued on after the death of Fox as a monthly publication for many years before ceasing print publication in 1977.

In its heyday it was immensely influential. In the first part of the 20th century, the United States became the centre for professional boxing. It was generally accepted that the "world champions" were those listed by the Police Gazette. After 1920, the National Boxing Association began to sanction "title fights". (Source: wikipedia)
Title:National Police Gazette
Issues Available:7
Latest Issue:National Police Gazette v001 0007
Categories:Crime

New Story Magazine

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Title:New Story Magazine
Issues Available:1
Latest Issue:New Story Magazine v08 03
Categories:Adventure
Publication History:Issues: 52 |  Sequence: #1 - #52 |  Dates: Aug 1911 - Nov 1915

Northern Messenger

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Title:Northern Messenger
Issues Available:6
Latest Issue:Northern Messenger (1940-11-22)

The Nugget Library

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Title:The Nugget Library
Issues Available:3
Latest Issue:v1 128 - Tom Edison Jr.'s Electric Mule
Categories:Mixed Bag

The Popular Magazine

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Title:The Popular Magazine
Issues Available:9
Latest Issue:Popular Magazine v48 03
Categories:Adventure | Mixed Bag
Publication History:Issues: 612 |  Sequence: #1 - #612 |  Dates: Nov 1903 - Oct 1931

RAF Aces

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Title:RAF Aces
Issues Available:1
Latest Issue:RAF Aces v03 02
Categories:War/Armed Forces | Aviation

Robin Hood

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Title:Robin Hood
Issues Available:3
Latest Issue:Robin Hood 007
Categories:Adventure | Robin Hood | Classic Tales

Sensation

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Title:Sensation
Issues Available:1
Latest Issue:Sensation v01 02
Categories:Romance | Crime | Mixed Bag

Something To Read

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Title:Something To Read
Issues Available:2
Latest Issue:Something To Read v028 0675

Spicy Adventure

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Title:Spicy Adventure
Issues Available:1
Latest Issue:Spicy Adventure Stories v04 06
Categories:Adventure

Sunday Novel

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Title:Sunday Novel
Issues Available:3
Latest Issue:Sunday Novel 2

Telling Tales

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Title:Telling Tales
Issues Available:1
Latest Issue:Telling Tales v23n01
Categories:Mixed Bag

Thrilling Adventures

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Title:Thrilling Adventures
Issues Available:1
Latest Issue:Thrilling Adventures v02 03
Categories:Adventure
Publication History: Dates: 1931 - 1943

The War Library

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Title:The War Library
Issues Available:4
Latest Issue:The War Library v07 207

Young Folks Tales

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Title:Young Folks Tales
Issues Available:1
Latest Issue:Young Folk's Tales 198
Categories:Fantasy/Whimsey
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An Eastern Vendetta by Old Sleuth An Eastern Vendetta by Old Sleuth 161 Pulpshmoo Oct 27, 2013 117.64 758 18
Basketball Stories v01 001 Basketball Stories v01 001 130 DPP Oct 21, 2013 85.31 654 19
Black Hollow Black Hollow 101 Pulpshmoo Jan 1, 2015 14.23 438 15
Boy Exiles of Siberia Boy Exiles of Siberia 33 Pulpshmoo Jan 1, 2015 102.47 329 10
Complete War Novels Magazine v01 03 Complete War Novels Magazine v01 03 114 DPP Oct 5, 2013 89.40 1009 35
Diamond Dick, Jr. 0076 Diamond Dick, Jr. 0076 37 Pulpshmoo Oct 25, 2013 31.80 846 20
Dick Turpin in a Hot Corner Dick Turpin in a Hot Corner 21 Pulpshmoo Jan 1, 2015 113.99 367 17
Everybody's Magazine v24 03 Everybody's Magazine v24 03 316 unknown / hoover Oct 5, 2013 50.43 806 19
Frank Leslie's Chimney Corner v017 438 Frank Leslie's Chimney Corner v017 438 17 unknown / hoover Oct 5, 2013 41.06 674 17
Fritz to the Front by Edward L. Wheeler Fritz to the Front by Edward L. Wheeler 164 Pulpshmoo Oct 27, 2013 100.37 691 15
Gentleman's Journal v01 12 Gentleman's Journal v01 12 16 unknown / hoover Oct 5, 2013 28.72 746 20
Inkle and Yarico Inkle and Yarico 30 Pulpshmoo Jan 1, 2015 12.98 243 8
Jack and His Seven Foes Jack and His Seven Foes 177 Pulpshmoo Oct 27, 2013 203.77 714 12
Motor Matts Queer Find or the Secret of the Iron Chest Motor Matts Queer Find or the Secret of the Iron Chest 37 Pulpshmoo Jan 1, 2015 149.79 341 14
Old Sleuth's Own 041 The Twin Ventriloquists Old Sleuth's Own 041 The Twin Ventriloquists 101 Pulpshmoo Oct 27, 2013 41.69 613 19
Penny Illustrated Paper and Illustrated Times 52.1342 February 19, 1887 Penny Illustrated Paper and Illustrated Times 52.1342 February 19, 1887 16 Pulpshmoo Jan 1, 2015 43.35 266 10
Pluck And Luck 1450 The Pearl Prince Pluck And Luck 1450 The Pearl Prince 35 Pulpshmoo Oct 27, 2013 39.69 770 19
Scarlet Adventuress v01 03 Scarlet Adventuress v01 03 52 cimmerian32 May 13, 2013 73.38 2386 112
Street and Smith's Literary Album 0129 Street and Smith's Literary Album 0129 17 Pulpshmoo Oct 25, 2013 55.21 909 19
Strike for the King Strike for the King 29 Pulpshmoo Jan 1, 2015 34.28 322 14
Tarzan of the Apes (1918) Tarzan of the Apes (1918) 198 Ajnaabi Jun 28, 2014 62.03 1348 71
The Castle of Montabino The Castle of Montabino 42 Pulpshmoo Jan 1, 2015 35.84 357 11
The Green Splotches by T. S, Stribling The Green Splotches by T. S, Stribling 36 Pulpshmoo Oct 27, 2013 42.20 1009 29
The Magician The Magician 36 Pulpshmoo Jan 1, 2015 31.39 483 21
The Mysteries of Bedlam The Mysteries of Bedlam 117 Pulpshmoo Oct 27, 2013 96.82 839 32
The Nickel Library v012 0262 - The Yankee Smuggler The Nickel Library v012 0262 - The Yankee Smuggler 33 Pulpshmoo Oct 27, 2013 28.29 674 19
The O'er Land And Sea Library 0110 The O'er Land And Sea Library 0110 69 Pulpshmoo Oct 27, 2013 56.01 668 21
The Wampus Cat v02 03 The Wampus Cat v02 03 37 D&M Oct 5, 2013 20.23 1008 23
The White Pilgrim The White Pilgrim 38 Pulpshmoo Jan 1, 2015 14.82 360 16
Tip Top Tales 077 Tip Top Tales 077 69 Pulpshmoo Oct 27, 2013 31.11 760 17
Yankee Eph Yankee Eph 100 Pulpshmoo Jan 1, 2015 63.02 284 11
Young's Magazine v27 01 Young's Magazine v27 01 140 unknown / hoover Oct 5, 2013 40.12 991 25
  
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