Enton, Harry

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(1854-1927) US medical doctor and author who began writing dime novels as early as 1874; of Dime-Novel SF interest are the first three Frank Reade stories, all under the house name "Noname", beginning with The Steam Man of the Plains; Or, the Terror of the West (28 February 1876 The Boys of New York; 1896), all of them being very early examples of the Edisonade, each featuring the young inventor Frank Reade, plus a new Invention each tale, and much travel into territories ripe for exploitation. After a dispute with the publisher, who refused to allow him the use of his name in the Frank Reade Library, Enton quit the series, which was taken over by Lu Senarens. In later years, Enton continued to publish in various magazines under various names, including Major Mickey Free, Harry Harrison, Ironclad and Val Versatile. [JC]

Harry Enton

born New York: 1854

died New York: 28 March 1927

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Frank Reade

  • The Steam Man of the Plains; Or, the Terror of the West as by "Noname" (New York: Frank Reade Library, 1892) [chap: Frank Reade: pb/]
  • Frank Reade and his Steam Horse (New York: Frank Reade Library, 1892) as by "Noname" [chap: first appeared in The Boys of New York, 17 July 1876: Frank Reade: pb/]
  • Frank Reade and his Steam Team (New York: Frank Reade Library, 1893) as by "Noname" [chap: first appeared in The Boys of New York, 5 January-8 March 1880, as by Harry Enton: Frank Reade: pb/]
  • Frank Reade and his Steam Tally-Ho (New York: Frank Reade Library, 1893) as by "Noname" [chap: first appeared in The Boys of New York, 10 January-4 April 1880, as by Harry Enton: Frank Reade: pb/]
    • Frank Reade and his Steam Tally-Ho (London: Aldine Publishing Company, circa 1894) [chap: UK version of the above: title at head of text reads "Frank Reade, Jun, and his Steam Tally-Ho": text probably not revised: here cited for illustrative purposes: cover shows a team of steam-driven mechanical horses: in the publisher's The Aldine Romance of Invention, Travel, & Adventure Library series: pb/uncredited]

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