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  • Collection: Beadle's Frontier Series

This cover particularly illustrates the contrast between rough backwoodsmen characters and gentlemen embodiments of civilization, usually hailing from the East. Dime novel westerns often follow two protagonists: one a frontiersman perhaps too ugly or…

Cover ofWild Jim, The Traitor Spy
Originally published as Beadle's Dime Novels no. 137 in 1867. The cover depicts Native Americans as a threat to white women and children, a common trope in frontier dime novels.
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