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Guide to the British Romance Novelettes and Popular Paperbacks. Collection circa 1940s-1960s

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

British Romance Novelettes and Popular Paperbacks. Collection

Dates:

circa 1940s-1960s

Size:

3.75 linear (8 boxes)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

This collection contains 208 British romance novelettes and popular paperbacks from the mid-20th century, the majority published by William Stevens Ltd. Most novelettes contain advertisements throughout aimed at female readers.

Information on Use

Access

This collection is open for research.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: British Romance Novelettes and Popular Paperbacks. Collection, [Box#, Folder#], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library.

Scope Note

This collection contains 208 British romance novelettes and popular paperbacks dating from the 1940s to the 1960s.

The collection is divided into two series:

Series I, British Romance Novelettes, contains pocket edition romances published by William Stevens, Ltd. in London from the 1940s through the 1950s. Many contain advertisements throughout aimed at female readers. These are divided into two subseries: 1) True Love Series and 2) New Moon Series.

Series II, British Popular Paperbacks, contains popular paperbacks issued in the 1960s by a variety of publishers in the UK. The series is further subdivided by publisher. Included are several war-related adventure comics published by Fleetway Publications (later IPC Magazines), and Tarzan comics issued by Western Publishing, Inc. Additional pocket edition romances aimed at a female readership are included in this series.

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Series I: British Romance Novelettes

Subseries 1: True Love Series

Box 1

1. Baird, Roger. Hearts Accord. London: William Stevens Ltd. #829

Box 1

2. Baird, Roger. Through Folly's Mill. London: William Stevens Ltd. #727

Box 1

3. Bourne, Nettie. Forgotten Past. London: William Stevens Ltd. #837

Box 1

4. Branston, Keith. Love in the Air. London: William Stevens Ltd. #718

Box 1

5. Broford, Elaine. Come and Find Me. London: William Stevens Ltd. #710

Box 1

6. Broford, Elaine. Susbtance of a Dream. London: William Stevens Ltd. #677

Box 1

7. Broom, Ena. Blind Cupid. London: William Stevens Ltd. #698

Box 1

8. Broom, Ena. Flood of Fate. London: William Stevens Ltd. #714

Box 1

9. Broom, Ena. Glorious Hope. London: William Stevens Ltd. #693

Box 1

10. Broom, Ena. Out of the Blue. London: William Stevens Ltd. #661

Box 1

11. Broom, Ena. Romantic Meeting. London: William Stevens Ltd. #753

Box 1

12. Broom, Eva. At a Venture. London: William Stevens Ltd. #690

Box 1

13. Broom, Eva. Barriers Overthrown. London: William Stevens Ltd. #686

Box 1

14. Broom, Eva. Happy Harvest. London: William Stevens Ltd. #735

Box 1

15. Broom, Eva. Path of Love. London: William Stevens Ltd. #715

Box 1

16. Brown, Ena. Love Gilds the Scene. London: William Stevens Ltd. #688

Box 1

17. Capel, Alan. Leave it to Love. London: William Stevens Ltd. #839

Box 1

18. Chase, Mollie. Invisible Chains. London: William Stevens Ltd. #708

Box 1

19. Chase, Mollie. Second Love. London: William Stevens Ltd. #640

Box 1

20. Crane, Barbara. More Than Coronets. London: William Stevens Ltd. #719

Box 1

21. Crane, Barbara. Road to Romance. London: William Stevens Ltd. #755

Box 1

22. Dales, Maria. Veil of Glamour. London: William Stevens Ltd. #723

Box 1

23. Damer, Hugh. Golden Threads. London: William Stevens Ltd. #775

Box 1

24. Dean, Hugh. Before the Dawn. London: William Stevens Ltd. #724

Box 1

25. Dean, Hugh. Like a Summer Sigh. London: William Stevens Ltd. #745

Box 1

26. Dean, Hugh. Love Walked In. London: William Stevens Ltd. #750

Box 1

27. Drew, Anne. In Search of Herself. London: William Stevens Ltd. #645

Box 1

28. Drew, Hester. Greater Than Riches. London: William Stevens Ltd. #831

Box 1

29. Elford, Nova. Against the Stream. London: William Stevens Ltd. #644

Box 1

30. Escott, Eva. Under a Mask. London: William Stevens Ltd. #685

Box 1

31. Forth, Martin. Flower of Love. London: William Stevens Ltd. #647

Box 2

32. Forth, Martin. Passion's Peril. London: William Stevens Ltd. #657

Box 2

33. Forth, Martin. Passion's Peril. London: William Stevens Ltd. #657 (copy 2)

Box 2

34. Garner, Clytie. The Ruling Passion. London: William Stevens Ltd. #635

Box 2

35. Gerald, Celia. Bright Tomorrow. London: William Stevens Ltd. #700

Box 2

36. Gerald, Celia. Enchanted Hearts. London: William Stevens Ltd. #725

Box 2

37. Gerald, Celia. When Shadows Fled. London: William Stevens Ltd. #748

Box 2

38. Gerald, Celia. Where Love Is. London: William Stevens Ltd. #757

Box 2

39. Gerald, Celia. Young Wings. London: William Stevens Ltd. #749

Box 2

40. Glen, Nancy. Cupid's Garden. London: William Stevens Ltd. #703

Box 2

41. Glen, Nancy. Fate's Challenge. London: William Stevens Ltd. #646

Box 2

42. Glen, Nancy. Hearts Asunder. London: William Stevens Ltd. #730

Box 2

43. Glen, Nancy. Life's Journey. London: William Stevens Ltd. #672

Box 2

44. Glen, Nancy. Love Overshadowed. London: William Stevens Ltd. #651

Box 2

45. Glen, Nancy. The Enduring Bond. London: William Stevens Ltd. #699

Box 2

46. Glen, Nancy. Until the Dawn. London: William Stevens Ltd. #633

Box 2

47. Glen, Nancy. Wandering Fires. London: William Stevens Ltd. #656

Box 2

48. Glen, Nancy. Where Love Prevails. London: William Stevens Ltd. #726

Box 2

49. Gordon, Dorothy. Secret Glory. London: William Stevens Ltd. #731

Box 2

50. Grayson, Leila. Designing Fate. London: William Stevens Ltd. #702

Box 2

51. Grayson, Rose. Hidden Romance. London: William Stevens Ltd. #652

Box 2

52. Henry, Rita. Broken Ties. London: William Stevens Ltd. #673

Box 2

53. Hunt, Lena. Fate Intervenes. London: William Stevens Ltd. #706

Box 2

54. Keen, Fay. Burning Flame. London: William Stevens Ltd. #717

Box 2

55. Keen, Fay. Dearest of All. London: William Stevens Ltd. #834

Box 2

56. Keen, Fay. Gleaming Dawn. London: William Stevens Ltd. #701

Box 2

57. Keen, Fay. Love's Late Spring. London: William Stevens Ltd. #653

Box 2

58. Kirk, Sara. Beyond Her Dreams. London: William Stevens Ltd. #771

Box 2

59. Kirk, Sara. Love as She Dreamed It. London: William Stevens Ltd. #741

Box 2

60. Kirk, Sara. Love's Endless Promise. London: William Stevens Ltd. #765

Box 3

61. Kirk, Sara. The Lovely Future. London: William Stevens Ltd. #743

Box 3

62. Knight, Noel. Illumined by Love. London: William Stevens Ltd. #744

Box 3

63. Langdon, Roy. Gate of Temptation. London: William Stevens Ltd. #713

Box 3

64. Leech, Timothy. Summer Storms. London: William Stevens Ltd. #738

Box 3

65. Linton, Tony. Hopeful Journey. London: William Stevens Ltd. #666

Box 3

66. Maine, Neil. Stronger Than Hate. London: William Stevens Ltd. #836

Box 3

67. Manor, Nita. Merely for Money. London: William Stevens Ltd. #742

Box 3

68. Mather, Charles. Happy Truth. London: William Stevens Ltd. #778

Box 3

69. Mayer, Greta. Endless Quest. London: William Stevens Ltd. #641

Box 3

70. Mead, Gordon. Always Be Mine. London: William Stevens Ltd. #768

Box 3

71. Mead, Gordon. Joyful Struggle. London: William Stevens Ltd. #758

Box 3

72. Merrall, Tony. A Great Forgiveness. London: William Stevens Ltd. #634

Box 3

73. Merrall, Tony. Leaven of Love. London: William Stevens Ltd. #709

Box 3

74. Merrall, Tony. Sunset and Dawn. London: William Stevens Ltd. #637

Box 3

75. Merrall, Tony. Through the Mists. London: William Stevens Ltd. #747

Box 3

76. Mitchell, Lee. Into her Kingdom. London: William Stevens Ltd. #772

Box 3

77. Mitchell, Lee. Love's Proxy. London: William Stevens Ltd. #752

Box 3

78. Molloy, Neil. Delayed Romance. London: William Stevens Ltd. #670

Box 3

79. Moreton, Norman. Thread of Gold. London: William Stevens Ltd. #762

Box 3

80. Neville, Charles. Sea of Dreams. London: William Stevens Ltd. #751

Box 3

81. Neville, Charles. Towards the Dawn. London: William Stevens Ltd. #711

Box 3

82. Norfork, Bella. Through Tangled Paths. London: William Stevens Ltd. #833

Box 3

83. Paget, Donald. Gay Morning. London: William Stevens Ltd. #659

Box 3

84. Paine, Stanley. Stepping Stones. London: William Stevens Ltd. #736

Box 3

85. Penn, Jean. Love's Autumn. London: William Stevens Ltd. #841

Box 3

86. Prior, Tom. Happy Wooing. London: William Stevens Ltd. #716

Box 3

87. Raven, Nancy. At First Sight. London: William Stevens Ltd. #728

Box 4

88. Raven, Nancy. Fickle Fortune. London: William Stevens Ltd. #827

Box 4

89. Read, Celia. Across the Stream. London: William Stevens Ltd. #721

Box 4

90. Reed, Vale. Shadows Fall Behind. London: William Stevens Ltd. #835

Box 4

91. Sands, Rose. Arrows of Fortune. London: William Stevens Ltd. #679

Box 4

92. Sands, Rose. Was it Love? London: William Stevens Ltd. #828

Box 4

93. Slater, John. Divided Pathway. London: William Stevens Ltd. #737

Box 4

94. Slater, John. Love as the Stake. London: William Stevens Ltd. #832

Box 4

95. Slater. John. By Different Roads. London: William Stevens Ltd. #767

Box 4

96. Vickers, Freda. Sweet Recompense. London: William Stevens Ltd. #756

Box 4

97. Vickers, Thea. Unguarded Heart. London: William Stevens Ltd. #683

Box 4

98. Ward, Cora. Lurking Danger. London: William Stevens Ltd. #764

Box 4

99. Ward, Cora. New Horizon. London: William Stevens Ltd. #774

Box 4

100. Ward, Dean. Love Wins Through. London: William Stevens Ltd. #720

Box 4

101. Ward, Paul. Beyond the Gate. London: William Stevens Ltd. #830

Subseries 2: New Moon Series

Box 4

102. Bevan, Poppy. Love Sweetens All. London: William Stevens Ltd. #857

Box 4

103. Conroy, Jane. Autumn Fires. London: William Stevens Ltd. #762

Box 4

104. Conroy, Jane. Love Gives Itself. London: William Stevens Ltd. #731

Box 4

105. Conroy, Jane. Love Opens the Door. London: William Stevens Ltd. #725

Box 4

106. Cotter, Lester. Hidden in Her Heart. London: William Stevens Ltd. #794

Box 4

107. Courtney, Beryl. The Power of Love. London: William Stevens Ltd. #667

Box 4

108. Damer, Hugh. A Heart to Mend. London: William Stevens Ltd. #767

Box 4

109. Damer, Hugh. Hour of Splendour. London: William Stevens Ltd. #681

Box 4

110. Damon, Ethel. Heart Hunger. London: William Stevens Ltd. #848

Box 4

111. Drew, Anna. Awakened Heart. London: William Stevens Ltd. #743

Box 4

112. Drew, Anna. Change of Heart. London: William Stevens Ltd. #726

Box 4

113. Drew, Anna. Fantastic Marriage. London: William Stevens Ltd. #791

Box 4

114. Drew, Anna. Misty Heights. London: William Stevens Ltd. #749

Box 4

115. Drew, Anna. Put Asunder. London: William Stevens Ltd. #663

Box 4

116. Drew, Anna. The Beaten Path. London: William Stevens Ltd. #678

Box 4

117. Drew, Anna. The Higher Claim. London: William Stevens Ltd. #855

Box 5

118. Drew, Anna. Unguarded Hour. London: William Stevens Ltd. #738

Box 5

119. Driver, Anna. Friend or Rival. London: William Stevens Ltd. #846

Box 5

120. Frith, Jane. Love Bound Her. London: William Stevens Ltd. #755

Box 5

121. Frith, Jane. Passion's Thrall. London: William Stevens Ltd. #745

Box 5

122. Gould, Roger. Call of the Earth. London: William Stevens Ltd. #772

Box 5

123. Gould, Roger. Dimmed Glory. London: William Stevens Ltd. #672

Box 5

124. Gould, Roger. Lady of My Heart. London: William Stevens Ltd. #691

Box 5

125. Gould, Roger. Love's a Piper. London: William Stevens Ltd. #776

Box 5

126. Gould, Roger. Smoke of Spring. London: William Stevens Ltd. #732

Box 5

127. Haines, Ruth. When Impulse Reigns. London: William Stevens Ltd. #692

Box 5

128. Hayes, Laura. Beyond the Storm. London: William Stevens Ltd. #675

Box 5

129. Hearn, Stanton, Across the Gulf. London: William Stevens Ltd. #727

Box 5

130. Hearn, Stanton. Happiness Beckons. London: William Stevens Ltd. #747

Box 5

131. Hearn, Stanton. Love is Wonderful. London: William Stevens Ltd. #853

Box 5

132. Hearn, Stanton. Sweeter Than Revenge. London: William Stevens Ltd. #739

Box 5

133. Henry, Rita. Amidst Southern Seas. London: William Stevens Ltd. #771

Box 5

134. Holme, Maidie. Misjudged London: William Stevens Ltd. #852

Box 5

135. Kay, Bridget. Follow Your Heart. London: William Stevens Ltd. #792

Box 5

136. Keith, Elena. Breathless Moment. London: William Stevens Ltd. #694

Box 5

137. Keith, Elena. Enchanted Hearts. London: William Stevens Ltd. #722

Box 5

138. Keith, Elena. Path to the Sun. London: William Stevens Ltd. #733

Box 5

139. Keith, Elena. The Ultimate Reckoning. London: William Stevens Ltd. #761

Box 5

140. Laydon, Glen. Love's Abiding Hour. London: William Stevens Ltd. #845

Box 5

141. Laydon, Glen. Rough Road to the Stars. London: William Stevens Ltd. #719

Box 5

142. Laydon, Glen. Scandal's Scapegoat. London: William Stevens Ltd. #751

Box 5

143. Laydon, Glen. Sweet Bondage. London: William Stevens Ltd. #655

Box 5

144. Leigh, Larry. Crooked Roads. London: William Stevens Ltd. #793

Box 5

145. Leon, Tessa. Dimmed Glory. London: William Stevens Ltd. #851

Box 5

146. Lessor, Tracy. Fingers of Gold. London: William Stevens Ltd. #769

Box 5

147. Loraine, Guy. His Will and Her Way. London: William Stevens Ltd. #750

Box 6

148. Loraine, Guy. Reckless Lover. London: William Stevens Ltd. #773

Box 6

149. Lorraine, Guy. The Sunset Hour. London: William Stevens Ltd. #723

Box 6

150. Manby, Alan. Pearls for Tears. London: William Stevens Ltd. #758

Box 6

151. Martin, Dorothy. Test of Faith. London: William Stevens Ltd. #748

Box 6

152. Martin, Dorothy. A Shadow Grows. London: William Stevens Ltd. #730

Box 6

153. Martin, Dorothy. Dream Lover. London: William Stevens Ltd. #757

Box 6

154. Martin, Dorothy. Happy Horizon. London: William Stevens Ltd. #701

Box 6

155. Martin, Dorothy. Rainbow's Glory. London: William Stevens Ltd. #664

Box 6

156. Mayton, Neville. Love Changes. London: William Stevens Ltd. #487

Box 6

157. Miller, Guy. Desert Dreams. London: William Stevens Ltd. #699

Box 6

158. Molloy, Neil. Alluring Flame. London: William Stevens Ltd. #721

Box 6

159. Molloy, Neil. Door of Paradise. London: William Stevens Ltd. #744

Box 6

160. Molloy, Neil. Mask of Innocence. London: William Stevens Ltd. #768

Box 6

161. Molloy, Neil. Time Tells the Tale. London: William Stevens Ltd. #673

Box 6

162. Molloy, Neil. Two Ways of Love. London: William Stevens Ltd. #753

Box 6

163. Nelson, Helen. Above All Things. London: William Stevens Ltd. #688

Box 6

164. Nelson, Helen. Conflicting Passions. London: William Stevens Ltd. #693

Box 6

165. Nelson, Helen. Lamp of Desire. London: William Stevens Ltd. #715

Box 6

166. Nelson, Helen. Salute Your Love. London: William Stevens Ltd. #788

Box 6

167. Newton, Lois. Because of a Kiss. London: William Stevens Ltd. #740

Box 6

168. Penn, Jean. Silent Barrier. London: William Stevens Ltd. #735

Box 6

169. Raven, Nancy. A Heart Enslaved. London: William Stevens Ltd. #720

Box 6

170. Raven, Nancy. Ring of Destiny. London: William Stevens Ltd. #737

Box 6

171. Royal, Denise. All at Sea. London: William Stevens Ltd. #742

Box 6

172. Royal, Denise. Mastering Flame. London: William Stevens Ltd. #658

Box 6

173. Sanders, Gay. Dawn Fulfilled. London: William Stevens Ltd. #724

Box 6

174. Sanders, Gay. Mist of Glamour. London: William Stevens Ltd. #775

Box 6

175. Sanders, Gay. Not for a Day. London: William Stevens Ltd. #684

Box 7

176. Sanders, Gay. Shackled Love. London: William Stevens Ltd. #650

Box 7

177. Sands, Morris. Enchanted Land. London: William Stevens Ltd. #728

Box 7

178. Sands, Morris. Evening Sky. London: William Stevens Ltd. #766

Box 7

179. Sands, Morris. Jealous Love. London: William Stevens Ltd. #666

Box 7

180. Sands, Morris. Will o' The Wisp. London: William Stevens Ltd. #674

Box 7

181. Sands, Rose. Drowsy Island. London: William Stevens Ltd. #787

Box 7

182. Stone, Garth. Love in Flight. London: William Stevens Ltd. #856

Box 7

183. Thorne, Irene. Fate's Grim Jest. London: William Stevens Ltd. #754

Box 7

184. Ward, Cora. As It Chanced. London: William Stevens Ltd. #707

Box 7

185. Ward, Jane. Gates of Paradise. London: William Stevens Ltd. #858

Box 7

186. Wight, Marion. At Life's Gate. London: William Stevens Ltd. #653

Box 7

187. Wight, Marion. Love – The Master. London: William Stevens Ltd. #689

Box 7

188. Wight, Marion. Path of a Star. London: William Stevens Ltd. #698

Box 7

189. Wight, Marion. Spring Came Again. London: William Stevens Ltd. #849

Box 7

190. Wilson, Maidie. Passionate Awakening. London: William Stevens Ltd. #860

Box 7

191. Yates, Jack. My World is You. London: William Stevens Ltd. #763

Box 7

192. Yates, Jack. Passing Storm. London: William Stevens Ltd. #736

Box 7

193. Yates, Jack. Passion's Quest. London: William Stevens Ltd. #770

Box 7

194. Yates, Jack. The Road to Understanding. London: William Stevens Ltd. #729

Box 7

195. Yates, Jack. Vagabond Lover. London: William Stevens Ltd. #752

Box 7

196. Yates, Jack. Was It Destiny? London: William Stevens Ltd. #780

Series II: British Popular Paperbacks

Subseries 1: A Fleetway Library – War Picture Library

Box 7

197. Doomed Division. London: IPC Magazines Ltd., 1969. # 513 (1-)

Box 7

198. Outcast Island. London: IPC Magazines Ltd., 1969. #506 (1-)

Box 7

199. Storm Centre. London: Fleetway Publications Ltd., 1968. #480 (1-)

Subseries 2: A Fleetway Library – Valiant Picture Library

Box 7

200. Taught to Kill. London: Fleetway Publications Ltd., 1968. #117 (1-)

Box 7

201. The Hunters. London: IPC Magazines Ltd., 1969. # 141 (1-)

Subseries 3: A Fleetway Library – Air Ace Picture Library

Box 7

202. Word of Honour. London: IPC Magazines Ltd., 1969. #430 (1-)

Subseries 4: Woman's World Library

Box 7

203. Lee, Mary. Bride of Beulah Valley. London: The Amalgamated Press, Ltd., #299 (8d)

Box 8

204. Devil-May-Care. London: The Amalgamated Press, Ltd., #306 (8d)

Subseries 5: Edgar Price Burrough's Tarzan World Adventure

Box 8

205. Shifta's Captive. Manchester: World Distributors; Racine: Western Publishing Company, Inc., 1958, 1967. #2

Box 8

206. The Fury of the Herd. Manchester: World Distributors; Racine: Western Publishing Company, Inc., 1960, 1967. #3

Subseries 6: Real Life Stories

Box 8

207. Marsden, Violet. Love is a Flame. London: Popular Fiction, Ltd. #4 ½

Box 8

208. Tempest, Dawn. Desert Rapture. London: Popular Fiction, Ltd. #4D