dime noveldime novel
a hack paperback novel of a type popular in the later 19th and early 20th cent., usually sensational or melodramatic and originally costing a dime
A melodramatic novel of romance or adventure, usually in paperback.
Origin of dime novelAfter the Dime Book Series, published by Erastus Flavel Beadle (1821–1894).
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