American Women’s Dime Novel Project


This website grew out of George Mason University Cultural Studies PhD Felicia Carr's research for her dissertation entitled “All For Love: Gender and Class and the Woman’s Dime Novel in Nineteenth-Century America,” which examines the genre of women’s dime novel writing and its role in changing gender and class formations. The website includes a cover gallery, introductory essay, primary source materials, and links to digitized dime novels. Hosted at


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