"January 4, 1876."--Johannsen, A. House of Beadle and Adams and its dime and nickel novels, volume 1, page 164, no. 186.
Illustrated paper wrappers in colors.
Printed in double columns.
"See note under Starr's American Novels, no. 23."--Johannsen, A. House of Beadle and Adams and its dime and nickel novels, volume 1, page 164, no. 186.
"Starr's American Novels, no. 23 and Pocket Novels, no. 218 contain a curious rewrite of American Tales, nos. 46 and 48, with practically all of the names of persons and most of the incidents greatly changed. The first five chapters are mostly changed from American Tales, no. 46, while Chapters 6 to 19 follow Chapters 21 to 36 of American Tales, no. 48."--Johannsen, A. House of Beadle and Adams and its dime and nickel novels, volume 1, page 157, no. 23.
"Originally written in French, with the redundant and highly "flowery" language peculiar to that idiom--much of the grand excellence of the book is lost to American readers, who love directness of speech and precision in narrative. This minor blemish--if such it may be termed--has stood in the way of the wide circulation of the volumes which, in Europe, have run like wildfire over the great field of literature. A comparatively slight revision adapts these noted works to the American taste. This revision having been confided by us to most competent hands, American readers will now be able to enjoy what, hitherto, has been denied them, Gustave Aimard Americanized!"