Hypertext -- The originial 1849 text of Kit Carson, by Charles Averill. Chapter One is currently available on-line.

Illustrations -- A listing of and links to the originial illustrations from Kit Carson.

Dime Novels -- An abbreviated bibliography of some other dime novels of the same period.

Resources -- Secondary Sources on the study of dime novels.


or, The Adventures of the Sacramento.

A Tale of the new El Dorado, founded on actual facts.
by

Charles E. Averill


Chapter One:

The Merchant's Clerk -- The Temptation -- The Struggle -- The Dream of Wealth -- The Student's Strange Secret -- A Night Adventure in the City.

Chapter Two:

The Fugitive Student -- A Thrilling Tragedy -- Secret Sorrows of the Rich -- A Family Mystery -- An Adventurous Resolve -- A Plot.



The Illustrations

cover ART

THE MISER, JOHN VERNON, DISCOVERING THE SUICIDE OF HIS WIFE, WHO HAD, FOR YEARS, Eluded his Pursuit.

THE DEPARTING GOLD-HUNTER'S FAREWELL ON THE BANKS OF THE SACRAMENTO.