Aldine romance of invention, travel and adventure library

Title

Aldine romance of invention, travel and adventure library

Identifier

http://hdl.handle.net/1959.1/1402743

Date

1894 - 1906

Description

Frank Reade

The Aldine Romance of Invention, Travel and Adventure Library was a popular pulp magazine series published between 1894 and 1906. Most of the Aldine stories feature the adventures of Frank Reade Jr., replete with amazing inventions and fantastic voyages. Targeted to boys, the early issues boast: “Jules Verne outdone!!!” Later issues of the Aldine series sporadically featured Jack Wright, another pulp hero created by Senarens, as seen in “Jack Wright’s Electric Sea Ghost, or, A Strange Underwater Journey,”


The character of Frank Reade was created by Harold Cohen and introduced in “Frank Reade and His Steam Man of the Plains, or, The Terror of the West” in New York Magazine (1876). Reade was always accompanied by his steam man, which was itself borrowed from an earlier publication, “The Iron Hunter, or, The Steam Man of the Plains!” Cohen wrote four issues before handing over to Luis Senarens, a sixteen year old Cuban-American living in Brooklyn. Senarens introduced Frank Reade Jr. in what became the first issue of the Aldine series: “Frank Reade Jr. and His New Steam Man, or, The Young Inventor’s Trip to the Far West” (1892). Most of these stories were first published in general pulp magazines, such as The Boys of New York, and were also serialised in The Frank Reade Library.


The Frank Reade Jr. stories feature a huge variety of fantastic machines and mechanical creatures, from airships and underwater vessels, to the “Steam Horse” and the “Electric Dolphin.” Over the course of the series, Frank Reade Jr. travels the world, even visiting Australia in several issues, including “Frank Reade’s Electric Man in Australia” and “Across Australia with Frank Reade.” The stories are products of their time, however, and some characters can now be recognised as racist stereotypes, while Reade’s global adventures have colonial overtones. Yet the Reade stories were very influential, pioneering what John Clute calls the “Edisonade” genre (after the inventor Thomas Edison) and being forerunners for other popular science fiction writing.

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Items in the Aldine romance of invention, travel and adventure library

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Lost in the Great Undertow
One in a series of boy's adventure stories centred round Frank Reade Jr., a young inventor-genius who created a robot, "Steam Man" and a succession of creatures including "Steam Horse", "Electric Dolphin" and innumerable flying and swimming wonders,…

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Frank Reade Exploring A Submarine Mountain
One in a series of boy's adventure stories centred round Frank Reade Jr., a young inventor-genius who created a robot, "Steam Man" and a succession of creatures including "Steam Horse", "Electric Dolphin" and innumerable flying and swimming wonders,…

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Frank Reade's Clipper of the Prairie
One in a series of boy's adventure stories centred round Frank Reade Jr., a young inventor-genius who created a robot, "Steam Man" and a succession of creatures including "Steam Horse", "Electric Dolphin" and innumerable flying and swimming wonders,…

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On the Great Meridian
One in a series of boy's adventure stories centred round Frank Reade Jr., a young inventor-genius who created a robot, "Steam Man" and a succession of creatures including "Steam Horse", "Electric Dolphin" and innumerable flying and swimming wonders,…

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Frank Reade's Greatest Machine
One in a series of boy's adventure stories centred round Frank Reade Jr., a young inventor-genius who created a robot, "Steam Man" and a succession of creatures including "Steam Horse", "Electric Dolphin" and innumerable flying and swimming wonders,…

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The Mysterious Mirage
One in a series of boy's adventure stories centred round Frank Reade Jr., a young inventor-genius who created a robot, "Steam Man" and a succession of creatures including "Steam Horse", "Electric Dolphin" and innumerable flying and swimming wonders,…

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Frank Reade's Catamaran of the Air
One in a series of boy's adventure stories centred round Frank Reade Jr., a young inventor-genius who created a robot, "Steam Man" and a succession of creatures including "Steam Horse", "Electric Dolphin" and innumerable flying and swimming wonders,…

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From Tropic to Tropic
One in a series of boy's adventure stories centred round Frank Reade Jr., a young inventor-genius who created a robot, "Steam Man" and a succession of creatures including "Steam Horse", "Electric Dolphin" and innumerable flying and swimming wonders,…

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Frank Reade Among the Rival Tribes
One in a series of boy's adventure stories centred round Frank Reade Jr., a young inventor-genius who created a robot, "Steam Man" and a succession of creatures including "Steam Horse", "Electric Dolphin" and innumerable flying and swimming wonders,…

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Frank Reade Beneath the Yellow Sea [version 2]
One in a series of boy's adventure stories centred round Frank Reade Jr., a young inventor-genius who created a robot, "Steam Man" and a succession of creatures including "Steam Horse", "Electric Dolphin" and innumerable flying and swimming wonders,…

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Frank Reade's "Sky Scraper"
One in a series of boy's adventure stories centred round Frank Reade Jr., a young inventor-genius who created a robot, "Steam Man" and a succession of creatures including "Steam Horse", "Electric Dolphin" and innumerable flying and swimming wonders,…

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1000 Fathoms Deep
One in a series of boy's adventure stories centred round Frank Reade Jr., a young inventor-genius who created a robot, "Steam Man" and a succession of creatures including "Steam Horse", "Electric Dolphin" and innumerable flying and swimming wonders,…

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Frank Reade Over Two Continents
One in a series of boy's adventure stories centred round Frank Reade Jr., a young inventor-genius who created a robot, "Steam Man" and a succession of creatures including "Steam Horse", "Electric Dolphin" and innumerable flying and swimming wonders,…

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Around The Arctic Circle
One in a series of boy's adventure stories centred round Frank Reade Jr., a young inventor-genius who created a robot, "Steam Man" and a succession of creatures including "Steam Horse", "Electric Dolphin" and innumerable flying and swimming wonders,…

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With Frank Reade Under The Indian Ocean
One in a series of boy's adventure stories centred round Frank Reade Jr., a young inventor-genius who created a robot, "Steam Man" and a succession of creatures including "Steam Horse", "Electric Dolphin" and innumerable flying and swimming wonders,…

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Frank Reade's Electric Air Racer
One in a series of boy's adventure stories centred round Frank Reade Jr., a young inventor-genius who created a robot, "Steam Man" and a succession of creatures including "Steam Horse", "Electric Dolphin" and innumerable flying and swimming wonders,…

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Frank Reade Through Four Oceans
One in a series of boy's adventure stories centred round Frank Reade Jr., a young inventor-genius who created a robot, "Steam Man" and a succession of creatures including "Steam Horse", "Electric Dolphin" and innumerable flying and swimming wonders,…

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Frank Reade's Search For A Lost Man
One in a series of boy's adventure stories centred round Frank Reade Jr., a young inventor-genius who created a robot, "Steam Man" and a succession of creatures including "Steam Horse", "Electric Dolphin" and innumerable flying and swimming wonders,…

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Frank Reade's Discoveries in a Sea of Quicksand
One in a series of boy's adventure stories centred round Frank Reade Jr., a young inventor-genius who created a robot, "Steam Man" and a succession of creatures including "Steam Horse", "Electric Dolphin" and innumerable flying and swimming wonders,…

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Frank Reade's Electric Car
One in a series of boy's adventure stories centred round Frank Reade Jr., a young inventor-genius who created a robot, "Steam Man" and a succession of creatures including "Steam Horse", "Electric Dolphin" and innumerable flying and swimming wonders,…

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The Fate of the Snowbird Sequel to the Land of Crimson Snow
One in a series of boy's adventure stories centred round Frank Reade Jr., a young inventor-genius who created a robot, "Steam Man" and a succession of creatures including "Steam Horse", "Electric Dolphin" and innumerable flying and swimming wonders,…

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Lost in the Land of Crimson Snow
One in a series of boy's adventure stories centred round Frank Reade Jr., a young inventor-genius who created a robot, "Steam Man" and a succession of creatures including "Steam Horse", "Electric Dolphin" and innumerable flying and swimming wonders,…

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Fighting the Heathen Chinee
One in a series of boy's adventure stories centred round Frank Reade Jr., a young inventor-genius who created a robot, "Steam Man" and a succession of creatures including "Steam Horse", "Electric Dolphin" and innumerable flying and swimming wonders,…

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Frank Reade's New Electric Air Ship Eclipse
One in a series of boy's adventure stories centred round Frank Reade Jr., a young inventor-genius who created a robot, "Steam Man" and a succession of creatures including "Steam Horse", "Electric Dolphin" and innumerable flying and swimming wonders,…

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Frank Reade from Coast to Coast
One in a series of boy's adventure stories centred round Frank Reade Jr., a young inventor-genius who created a robot, "Steam Man" and a succession of creatures including "Steam Horse", "Electric Dolphin" and innumerable flying and swimming wonders,…

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The Frozen Ship
One in a series of boy's adventure stories centred round Frank Reade Jr., a young inventor-genius who created a robot, "Steam Man" and a succession of creatures including "Steam Horse", "Electric Dolphin" and innumerable flying and swimming wonders,…

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The Missing Island
One in a series of boy's adventure stories centred round Frank Reade Jr., a young inventor-genius who created a robot, "Steam Man" and a succession of creatures including "Steam Horse", "Electric Dolphin" and innumerable flying and swimming wonders,…

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Frank Reade in Central India
One in a series of boy's adventure stories centred round Frank Reade Jr., a young inventor-genius who created a robot, "Steam Man" and a succession of creatures including "Steam Horse", "Electric Dolphin" and innumerable flying and swimming wonders,…

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Frank Reade's Electric Ice Boat
One in a series of boy's adventure stories centred round Frank Reade Jr., a young inventor-genius who created a robot, "Steam Man" and a succession of creatures including "Steam Horse", "Electric Dolphin" and innumerable flying and swimming wonders,…

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Under the Equator from Equador to Borneo
One in a series of boy's adventure stories centred round Frank Reade Jr., a young inventor-genius who created a robot, "Steam Man" and a succession of creatures including "Steam Horse", "Electric Dolphin" and innumerable flying and swimming wonders,…

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Frank Reade's Prairie Triumph
One in a series of boy's adventure stories centred round Frank Reade Jr., a young inventor-genius who created a robot, "Steam Man" and a succession of creatures including "Steam Horse", "Electric Dolphin" and innumerable flying and swimming wonders,…

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Across the Frozen Sea
One in a series of boy's adventure stories centred round Frank Reade Jr., a young inventor-genius who created a robot, "Steam Man" and a succession of creatures including "Steam Horse", "Electric Dolphin" and innumerable flying and swimming wonders,…

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Under the Amazon
One in a series of boy's adventure stories centred round Frank Reade Jr., a young inventor-genius who created a robot, "Steam Man" and a succession of creatures including "Steam Horse", "Electric Dolphin" and innumerable flying and swimming wonders,…

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Frank Reade's Electric Prairie Schooner or Fighting the Mexican Horse Thieves
One in a series of boy's adventure stories centred round Frank Reade Jr., a young inventor-genius who created a robot, "Steam Man" and a succession of creatures including "Steam Horse", "Electric Dolphin" and innumerable flying and swimming wonders,…

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Frank Reade Chasing the Silver Whale
One in a series of boy's adventure stories centred round Frank Reade Jr., a young inventor-genius who created a robot, "Steam Man" and a succession of creatures including "Steam Horse", "Electric Dolphin" and innumerable flying and swimming wonders,…

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Frank Reade's Thrilling Adventures in No Man's Land
One in a series of boy's adventure stories centred round Frank Reade Jr., a young inventor-genius who created a robot, "Steam Man" and a succession of creatures including "Steam Horse", "Electric Dolphin" and innumerable flying and swimming wonders,…

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Lost at the Bottom of the Sea
One in a series of boy's adventure stories centred round Frank Reade Jr., a young inventor-genius who created a robot, "Steam Man" and a succession of creatures including "Steam Horse", "Electric Dolphin" and innumerable flying and swimming wonders,…

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Frank Reade's Electric Cyclone
One in a series of boy's adventure stories centred round Frank Reade Jr., a young inventor-genius who created a robot, "Steam Man" and a succession of creatures including "Steam Horse", "Electric Dolphin" and innumerable flying and swimming wonders,…

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Frank Reade Around the Horizon for Ten Thousand Miles
One in a series of boy's adventure stories centred round Frank Reade Jr., a young inventor-genius who created a robot, "Steam Man" and a succession of creatures including "Steam Horse", "Electric Dolphin" and innumerable flying and swimming wonders,…

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Frank Reade Lost in the Great Atlantic Valley
One in a series of boy's adventure stories centred round Frank Reade Jr., a young inventor-genius who created a robot, "Steam Man" and a succession of creatures including "Steam Horse", "Electric Dolphin" and innumerable flying and swimming wonders,…

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Frank Reade's Desert Explorer
One in a series of boy's adventure stories centred round Frank Reade Jr., a young inventor-genius who created a robot, "Steam Man" and a succession of creatures including "Steam Horse", "Electric Dolphin" and innumerable flying and swimming wonders,…

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Over the Andes with Frank Reade
One in a series of boy's adventure stories centred round Frank Reade Jr., a young inventor-genius who created a robot, "Steam Man" and a succession of creatures including "Steam Horse", "Electric Dolphin" and innumerable flying and swimming wonders,…

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Frank Reade's Electric Buckboard
One in a series of boy's adventure stories centred round Frank Reade Jr., a young inventor-genius who created a robot, "Steam Man" and a succession of creatures including "Steam Horse", "Electric Dolphin" and innumerable flying and swimming wonders,…

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Frank Reade's Electric Sea Engine Hunting for a Sunken Diamond Mine
One in a series of boy's adventure stories centred round Frank Reade Jr., a young inventor-genius who created a robot, "Steam Man" and a succession of creatures including "Steam Horse", "Electric Dolphin" and innumerable flying and swimming wonders,…

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Frank Reade in the Golden City
One in a series of boy's adventure stories centred round Frank Reade Jr., a young inventor-genius who created a robot, "Steam Man" and a succession of creatures including "Steam Horse", "Electric Dolphin" and innumerable flying and swimming wonders,…

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Frank Reade Adrift in Africa
One in a series of boy's adventure stories centred round Frank Reade Jr., a young inventor-genius who created a robot, "Steam Man" and a succession of creatures including "Steam Horse", "Electric Dolphin" and innumerable flying and swimming wonders,…

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Frank Reade's Electric Fish
One in a series of boy's adventure stories centred round Frank Reade Jr., a young inventor-genius who created a robot, "Steam Man" and a succession of creatures including "Steam Horse", "Electric Dolphin" and innumerable flying and swimming wonders,…

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Adrift in the Frozen Sky
One in a series of boy's adventure stories centred round Frank Reade Jr., a young inventor-genius who created a robot, "Steam Man" and a succession of creatures including "Steam Horse", "Electric Dolphin" and innumerable flying and swimming wonders,…

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The Sunken Pirate
One in a series of boy's adventure stories centred round Frank Reade Jr., a young inventor-genius who created a robot, "Steam Man" and a succession of creatures including "Steam Horse", "Electric Dolphin" and innumerable flying and swimming wonders,…

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Frank Reade's Engine of the Clouds Chased Around the World in the Sky
One in a series of boy's adventure stories centred round Frank Reade Jr., a young inventor-genius who created a robot, "Steam Man" and a succession of creatures including "Steam Horse", "Electric Dolphin" and innumerable flying and swimming wonders,…