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Thumbnail for Frank Reade LibraryFrank Reade was the protagonist of a series of dime novels published primarily for boys. The first novel, Frank Reade and His Steam Man of the Plains, an imitation of Edward Ellis's The Steam Man of the Prairies (1868), was written by Harry Enton and serialized in the Frank Tousey juvenile magazine Boys of New York, February 28 through April 24, 1876. The four Frank Reade stories concerned adventures with the character's inventions, various robot-like mechanisms powered by steam.

A very long series of juvenile novels followed which featured the son of Frank Reade, Frank Reade Jr., as its teenaged inventor-hero. These stories were written by Luis P. Senarens (1865-1939) with the pseudonym Noname. Extremely popular during their time, they were often reprinted and new stories have been created as recently as 2011, in the pulp short story collection, Wildthyme in Purple.

Frank Reade Jr. inventions included airships of the dirigible-balloon and helicopter type,[1] submersibles, steam-driven and electrical land vehicles, and steam-powered robots.

The Frank Reade stories are perhaps the best known of the many boys' invention fiction series published in America during the later 19th century. Frank Reade Jr. has appeared as an older man in Alan Moore's Nemo: Heart of Ice, and the Reade family as a whole has also been featured in Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett's Frank Reade: Adventures in the Age of Invention. (source: wikipedia.org)
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v01 001 - Frank Reade Jr. and His New Steam Man (alt) 23 josemas Jun 10, 2012 53.22 6547 202
v01 001 - Frank Reade Jr. and His New Steam Man 25 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 35.70 2499 77
v01 003 - Frank Reade, Jr., With His New Steam Man in Central America 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 25.65 1726 57
v01 005 - Frank Reade, Jr., with His New Steam Man in Mexico 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 22.80 1455 53
v01 006 - Wild Adventures in Montana 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 24.30 1379 49
v01 007 - Frank Reade, Jr., and His New Steam Horse 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 22.19 1566 46
v01 009 - The Sandy Trail of Death 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 22.47 1352 47
v01 010 - Frank Reade, Jr., With His New Steam Horse 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 22.98 1286 42
v01 011 - Frank Reade Jr. With His New Steam Horse 21 Pulpshmoo Oct 27, 2013 54.71 1799 76
v01 014 - Frank Reade and his Steam Horse 33 unknown / Pulpshmoo Sep 8, 2013 15.35 2089 78
v01 016 - Frank Reade and His Steam Team 25 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 40.03 1275 43
v01 017 - Frank Reade, Jr.'s New Electric Submarine Boat The Explorer 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 22.94 1419 43
v01 018 - Frank Reade and His Steam Tally-Ho 25 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 40.88 1203 41
v01 019 - Frank Reade Jr.'s New Electric Van 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 22.59 1158 40
v02 027 - Frank Reade, Jr.'s Marvel 25 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 40.05 1199 44
v02 034 - Across the Continent on Wings 25 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 41.93 1159 58
v02 035 - Frank Reade, Jr., Exploring Mexico in His New Air-Ship 39 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 68.36 1273 61
v02 037 - The Electric Man 34 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 53.68 1464 53
v02 040 - Around the World Under Water 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 22.66 1072 38
v02 041 - Frank Reade, Jr.s, Chase Through the Clouds 25 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 33.28 1109 64
v02 043 - Lost in the Land of Fire 17 unknown / Pulpshmoo Sep 8, 2013 7.39 1527 78
v02 046 - Six Weeks in the Great Whirlpool 17 unknown / Pulpshmoo Sep 8, 2013 7.20 1670 75
v03 055 - Frank Reade Jr. in the Far West 33 unknown / Pulpshmoo Sep 8, 2013 28.29 1535 72
v03 055 - Frank Reade, Jr., in the Far West 33 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 63.43 940 27
v03 057 - Frank Reade Jr. and His New Torpedo Boat 17 unknown / Pulpshmoo Sep 8, 2013 7.31 1532 73
v03 058 - Frank Reade Jr. and His Electric Coach (Part I) 33 unknown / Pulpshmoo Sep 8, 2013 16.01 1581 69
v03 059 - Frank Reade Jr. and His Electric Coach (Part II) 33 unknown / Pulpshmoo Sep 8, 2013 14.77 1395 67
v03 066 - The Sunken Pirate 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 25.20 997 42
v03 067 - Frank Reade, Jr., and His Electric Air-Boat 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 26.46 1075 39
v03 068 - The Black Range 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 23.94 991 40
v03 070 - Frank Reade, Jr., and His Electric Prairie Schooner 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 24.20 1324 38
v03 071 - Frank Reade, Jr., and His Electric Cruiser of the Lakes 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 25.79 876 36
v03 072 - Adrift in Africa 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 23.82 1012 38
v03 073 - Six Weeks in the Clouds 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 21.85 967 52
v03 074 - Frank Reade, Jr.'s Electric Air Racer 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 25.76 1072 52
v03 075 - Frank Reade, Jr. and His Flying Ice Ship 17 Pulpshmoo Sep 25, 2013 7.20 1585 71
v03 077 - Frank Reade, Jr., Exploring a Submarine Mountain 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 23.51 1028 35
v03 078 - Frank Reade, Jr.'s, Electric Buckboard 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 23.72 929 36
v04 079 - Frank Reade, Jr.'s Search for the Sea Serpent 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 23.17 881 36
v04 080 - Frank Reade, Jr.'s Desert Explorer 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 58.77 1136 37
v04 083 - Across the Frozen Sea 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 26.18 1048 35
v04 084 - Lost in the Great Atlantic Valley 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 27.19 959 34
v04 087 - Frank Reade, Jr.'s, Clipper of the Prairie 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 26.77 929 37
v04 088 - Under the Amazon For a Thousand Miles 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 23.89 981 34
v04 089 - Frank Reade, Jr.'s, Search for the Silver Whale 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 23.53 948 38
v04 093 - Missing Island 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 24.28 975 36
v04 094 - Over the Andes with Frank Reade, Jr., in His New Air-Ship 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 28.37 978 55
v04 096 - Under the Yellow Sea 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 22.99 879 36
v04 098 - Frank Reade, Jr.'s Sky Scraper 33 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 59.93 1055 56
v04 099 - Under the Equator from Ecuador to Borneo 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 23.54 932 34
v04 100 - From Coast to Coast 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 22.83 898 39
v04 101 - Frank Reade Jr., and His Electric Car 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 25.77 992 34
v04 102 - Lost in the Mountains of the Moon 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 24.56 1045 42
v04 103 - 100 Miles Below the Surface of the Sea 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 24.99 935 34
v05 106 - Under Four Oceans 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 23.99 866 36
v05 107 - From the Nile to the Niger 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 23.35 1023 37
v05 108 - Chase of a Comet 17 hoover / pulpshmoo Sep 8, 2013 6.90 1634 73
v05 109 - Lost in the Great Undertow 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 23.87 918 35
v05 111 - To the End of the Earth in an Air-Ship 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 24.10 950 36
v05 113 - The Mysterous Mirage 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 22.65 965 36
v05 114 - The Electric Island 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 23.69 918 34
v05 115 - For Six Weeks Buried in a Deep Sea Cave 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 22.75 889 35
v05 116 - The Galleon's Gold 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 23.35 873 33
v05 117 - Wonderful Adventures in the Antipodes 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 23.19 931 34
v05 118 - Frank Reade, Jr.s Greatest Flying Machine 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 23.12 1018 50
v05 119 - A Twenty-Five Thousand Mile Trip in Mid-Air 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 24.72 1012 49
v05 121 - Astray in the Selvas 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 23.02 906 34
v05 122 - Lost in a Comet's Tail 17 unknown / Pulpshmoo Sep 8, 2013 6.78 1760 69
v05 123 - Six Sunken Pirates 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 24.05 939 33
v05 124 - Beyond the Gold Coast 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 24.80 840 34
v05 125 - Latitude 90 Degrees 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 23.23 992 36
v05 129 - The Coral Labyrinth 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 22.80 923 33
v05 130 - Along the Orinoco 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 25.02 964 37
v06 132 - 1,000 Fathoms Deep 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 24.19 1001 32
v06 133 - The Island in the Air 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 24.06 1038 53
v06 134 - In the Wild Man's Land 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 24.81 956 34
v06 135 - The Sunken Isthmus 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 24.19 905 32
v06 136 - The Lost Caravan 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 24.12 810 33
v06 137 - The Transient Lake 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 21.39 825 33
v06 138 - The Weird Island 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 23.57 1024 38
v06 139 - The Abandoned Country 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 24.03 1014 37
v06 140 - Over the Steppes 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 24.07 903 32
v06 141 - The Unknown Sea 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 24.11 940 33
v06 142 - In the Black Zone 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 23.89 923 33
v06 143 - The Lost Navigators 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 24.16 926 34
v06 144 - The Magic Island 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 22.56 1074 39
v06 145 - Through the Tropics 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 24.51 920 33
v06 146 - In White Latitudes 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 24.72 940 34
v06 147 - Below the Sahara 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 24.35 982 34
v06 150 - The Black Squadron 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 23.38 965 35
v06 151 - The Prairie Pirates 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 23.18 934 35
v06 153 - The Black Whirlpool 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 24.00 910 32
v06 156 - Under the Gulf of Guinea 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 24.03 870 37
v07 157 - The Yellow Khan 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 24.47 937 36
v07 158 - In Japan with His War Cruiser of the Clouds 33 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 54.79 1072 45
v07 164 - Cloud City 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 23.92 1115 36
v08 183 - Six Days under Havana Harbor 17 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 59.85 1233 39
v08 188 - Frank Reade Jr. and His New Steam Man 25 Pulpshmoo Dec 28, 2014 96.24 1521 35
  
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