Frank Merriwell s Bravery

THE FAMOUS Frank Merriwell Stories By BURT L. STANDISH No modern series of ... Merriwell's Races Frank Merriwell's Faith Frank Merriwell's Hunting Tour ...

Author: Burt L. Standish

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Category: Adventure stories

Page: 305

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Frank Merriwell s Daring

THE FAMOUS Frank Merriwell Stories By BURT L. STANDISH No modern series of ... Merriwell's Races Frank Merriwell's Faith Frank Merriwell's Hunting Tour ...

Author: Burt L. Standish

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Category: Adventure stories

Page: 406

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Frank Merriwell s Courage

THE FAMOUS Frank Merriwell Stories By BURT L. STANDISH No modern series of ... Merriwell's Races Frank Merriwell's Faith Frank Merriwell's Hunting Tour ...

Author: Burt L. Standish

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Category: Adventure stories

Page: 419

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God In The Stadium

In vacation periods they hunted big game, punched cows, explored the jungle, mined gold, and so on. [Nye 75] In Frank Merriwell at Yale (1903) Patten has a ...

Author: Robert J. Higgs

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813185041

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 400

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From the worship of Michael Jordan to the downfall of O.J. Simpson, it has become clear that sports and sports heroes have assumed a role in American society far out of proportion to their traditional value. In this powerful critique of present-day American popular culture, Robert J. Higgs examines the complex and increasingly pervasive control that sports wield in shaping the national self-image. He provides a thoughtful history and analysis of how sports and religion have become intertwined and offers a stinging indictment of the sports-religion-media-education complex. Beginning with the place of sports in Puritan life, Higgs traces the contributions of various individuals and institutions to the present circumstances in which sports and religion are joined. He discusses the transfer of the Puritan ideal to the New World and then moves to the revolutionary period of the national hero and manifest destiny, through the classic period of education for a sound mind in a sound body, to the imperial phase of American supremacy. In the process of tracing this history Higgs makes clear the growing influence of "muscular" Christianity, from circuit-riding evangelists to pulpit-pounding televangelists, from Billy Sunday to Billy Graham, from the YMCA to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Finally he arrives at our present Low Roman or "bread and circuses" period in which sports simultaneously serve the purposes of entertainment, religious proselytism, distraction of the masses, and political propaganda, all under the colorful banner of Christian knighthood as seen in the stadium revivals of Billy Graham and the sporting enthusiasm of Jerry Falwell. In brief, sports and Christianity have followed similar paths. In the beginning they were nationalized, then Hellenized, then Romanized, and, in our own time, televised. The result is that spectator sports have become the reigning American religion, one sharply at odds with a traditional shepherd ethos. This well-written and innovative book makes clear the dangerous power wielded by the sports-religion-media-education complex over the minds and energies of the American people. It is a call for recognition and reevaluation of our present situation that will concern anyone interested in the future of American culture.



The Dime Novel Companion A Source Book

1, 1862; “The Hunter's Cabin, ” 41-DN, July 18, 1862; and “Oonomoo the Huron," ... in stories like “Frank Merriwell's Generalship; or, Beating the Carlisle ...

Author: J Randolph Cox

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313095361

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

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This encyclopedic guide to the American dime novel contains over 1,200 entries on serial publications, major writers and editors, publishers, and major characters, fiction genres, themes, and locales. An introduction provides a brief history of the dime novel. A discussion of dime novel scholarship includes a selected directory of libraries and museums with significant collections of dime novels. An appendix contains a publishing chronology of the more than 300 serial publications, and a selected bibliography suggests further reading. This comprehensive reference will appeal to popular culture scholars and to dime novel collectors. As an important research tool, entries are cross-referenced throughout. An index is included.


Overwhelmed

William Huntting Howell has shown how Americans of the Early Republic and even ... In a Burt Standish dime novel from 1903, the hero, Frank Merriwell, ...

Author: Maurice S. Lee

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691192928

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

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An engaging look at how debates over the fate of literature in our digital age are powerfully conditioned by the nineteenth century's information revolution What happens to literature during an information revolution? How do readers and writers adapt to proliferating data and texts? These questions appear uniquely urgent today in a world of information overload, big data, and the digital humanities. But as Maurice Lee shows in Overwhelmed, these concerns are not new—they also mattered in the nineteenth century, as the rapid expansion of print created new relationships between literature and information. Exploring four key areas—reading, searching, counting, and testing—in which nineteenth-century British and American literary practices engaged developing information technologies, Overwhelmed delves into a diverse range of writings, from canonical works by Coleridge, Emerson, Charlotte Brontë, Hawthorne, and Dickens to lesser-known texts such as popular adventure novels, standardized literature tests, antiquarian journals, and early statistical literary criticism. In doing so, Lee presents a new argument: rather than being at odds, as generations of critics have viewed them, literature and information in the nineteenth century were entangled in surprisingly collaborative ways. An unexpected, historically grounded look at how a previous information age offers new ways to think about the anxieties and opportunities of our own, Overwhelmed illuminates today’s debates about the digital humanities, the crisis in the humanities, and the future of literature.