Jack Wright (fictional character)

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Jack Wright
Jack Wright
The Boys' Star Library No. 366, 1895 featuring "The Boy Lion Fighter; or, Jack Wright in the Swamps of Africa"
Author Noname (Luis Senarens)
Genre Science Fiction
Published 1895

Jack Wright was the hero of a popular series of Victorian science fiction dime novels and story papers written by Luis Senarens, the so-called "American Jules Verne".[1] A few stories are also credited to Francis W. Doughty. Jack appeared in original stories from in 1891 to 1896 for a total of 121 stories.

Senarens also popularized the Frank Reade dime novel series, having taken the reins from Harry Enton (real name Harold Cohen). Jack Wright appeared in Frank Tousey's Boys of New York and Boys' Star Library, and then migrated to Happy Days. These stories were later reprinted in the dime novel Pluck and Luck. Jack Wright is one of the so-called Edisonade characters.

Examples[edit]

Jack Wright, The Boy Inventor (1891)
Jack Wright And His Electric Turtle (1891)
Jack Wright's Submarine Catamaran (1891)
Jack Wright And His Ocean Racer (1891)
Jack Wright And His Electric Canoe (1891)
Jack Wright's Air And Water Cutter (1891)
Jack Wright And His Magnetic Motor (1891)
Jack Wright And His Under-Water Iron-clad (1891)
Jack Wright And His Electric Deer (1892)
Jack Wright And His Prairie Engine (1892)
Jack Wright And His Electric Air Schooner (1892)
Jack Wright And His Electric Sea-Motor (1892)
Jack Wright And His Ocean Sleuth-Hound (1892)
Jack Wright And His Dandy Of The Deep (1892)
Jack Wright And Electric Torpedo Ram (1892)
Jack Wright And His Deep Sea Monitor (1892)
Jack Wright, The Boy Inventor, Exploring Central Asia (1892)
Jack Wright And His Ocean Plunger (1892)
Jack Wright And His Electric 'Sea-Ghost' (1892)
Jack Wright, The Boy Inventor, And His Deep Sea Diving Bell (1892)
Jack Wright, The Boy Inventor, And His Electric Tricycle-Boat (1892)
Jack Wright And His Undersea Wrecking Raft (1892)
Jack Wright And His Terror Of The Seas (1892)
Jack Wright And His Electric Diving Boat (1892)
Jack Wright And His Submarine Yacht (1892)
Jack Wright And His Electric Gunboat (1893)
Jack Wright And His Electric Sea Launch (1893)
Jack Wright And His Electric Bicycle-Boat (1893)
Jack Wright And His Electric Side-Wheel Boat (1893)
Jack Wright's Wonder Of The Waves (1893)
Jack Wright And His Electric Exploring Ship (1893)
Jack Wright And His Electric Man-of-War (1893)
Jack Wright And His Submarine Torpedo-Tug (1893)
Jack Wright And His Electric Sea-Demon (1893)
Jack Wright And His Electric 'Whale' (1893)
Jack Wright And His Electric Marine 'Rover' (1893)
Jack Wright And His Electric Deep Sea Cutter (1893)
Jack Wright And His Electric Monarch Of The Ocean (1893)
Jack Wright And His Electric Devil-Fish (1893)
Jack Wright And His Electric Demon Of The Plains (1893)
Jack Wright And His Electric Balloon Ship (1893)
Jack Wright And His Electric Locomotive (1893)
Jack Wright And His Iron-clad Air-Motor (1893)
Jack Wright And His Electric Tricycle (1893)
Jack Wright And His Electric Dynamo Boat (1893)
Jack Wright And His Flying Torpedo (1893)
Jack Wright And His Prairie Privateer (1893)
Jack Wright And His Naval Cruiser (1893)
Jack Wright, The Boy Inventor, And His Whaleback Privateer (1893)
Jack Wright And His Electric Phantom Boat (1893)
Jack Wright And His Winged Gunboat (1894)
Jack Wright And His Electric Flyer (1894)
Jack Wright, The Boy Inventor's Electric Sledge Boat (1894)
Jack Wright And His Electric Express Wagon (1894)
Jack Wright And His Submarine Explorer (1894)
Jack Wright And His Demon Of The Air (1894)
Jack Wright And His Electric Ripper (1894)
Jack Wright And His King Of The Sea (1894)
Jack Wright And His Electric Balloons (1894)
Jack Wright And His Imp Of The Ocean (1894)
Jack Wright And His Electric Cab (1894)
Jack Wright And His Flying Phantom (1894)
Jack Wright And His Submarine Warship (1894)
Jack Wright And His Prairie Yacht (1894)
Jack Wright And His Electric Air Rocket (1894)
Jack Wright And His Submarine Destroyer (1894)
Jack Wright And His Electric Battery Diver (1894)
Jack Wright And His Electric Stage (1894)
Jack Wright And His Wheel Of The Wind (1894)
Jack Wright And The Head-Hunters Of The African Coast (1894)
Jack Wright And The Wild Boy Of The Woods (1894)
Jack Wright Among The Demons Of The Ocean (1894)
Jack Wright, The Wizard Of Wrightstown And His Electric Dragon (1894)
Jack Wright's Electric Land-Clipper (1894)
Jack Wright, The Boy Inventor, And His Phantom Frigate (1895)
Jack Wright And His Air-Ship On Wheels (1895)
Jack Wright And His Electric Roadster In The Desert Of Death (1895)
Jack Wright's Ocean Marvel (1895)
Jack Wright And His Electric Soaring Machine (1895)
Jack Wright And His Electric Battery Car (1895)
Jack Wright And His Electric Sea Horse (1895)
Jack Wright And His Electric Balloon Boat (1895)
Jack Wright, The Boy Inventor, Working For The Union Pacific (1895)
Jack Wright And His Electric Air Monitor (1895)
Jack Wright And His Electric Submarine Ranger (1895)
Jack Wright And Frank Reade, Jr. (1896)
Jack Wright, The Boy Inventor, And The Smugglers (1896)
Jack Wright And His New Electric Horse (1896)

References[edit]

  • Boy's Star Library, The No. 234, December 1891, "Jack Wright and His Magnetic Motor; or, The Golden City of the Sieras" by "Noname" (Lou Senerens).
  • Boy's Star Library, The No. 253, April 16, 1892, "Jack Wright and His Electric Air Schooner; or, The Mystery of the Magic Mine" by "Noname" (Lou Senerens).
  • Boy's Star Library, The No. 341, featuring "Jack Wright and His Electric Air Rocket" by "Noname" (Lou Senerens).
  • Boys' Star Library, The No. 366, 1895 featuring "The Boy Lion Fighter; or, Jack Wright in the Swamps of Africa by "Noname" (Lou Senerens).
  • Happy Days October 3 through November 21, 1896, serialized, "Wrecked at the Pole; or, Jack Wright's Daring Adventures in the Frozen Sea" by "Noname" (Francis W. Doughty).
  • Happy Days Vol. XVI. No. 406, July 26, 1902, serialized, "Jack Wright and His Ship of the Desert or, Adventures in the Sea of Sand" Part I, by "Noname" (Lou Senerens).
  • Happy Days Vol. XVI. No. 409, August 16, 1902, serialized, "Jack Wright and His King of the Clouds or, Around the World on Wings" Part I by "Noname" (Lou Senerens).
  • Happy Days Vol. XVII. No. 420, November 1, 1902, serialized, "Jack Wright and His Red Terror; or, Fighting the Bushmen of Australia" Part I by "Noname" (Lou Senerens).
  • Happy Days Vol. XVII. No. 424, November 29, 1902, serialized, "Jack Wright and His Tandem Balloons or, Hunting Wild Beasts in India" Part I by "Noname" (Lou Senerens).
  • Happy Days Vol. XVII. No. 430, January 10, 1903, serialized, "Jack Wright and His 'Queen of the Deep' or, Exploring Submarine Caves" Part I by "Noname" (Luis Senarens).
  • Happy Days Vol. XVII. No. 441, March 28, 1903, serialized, "Jack Wright and His Flying Ice Boat or, Adrift in the Polar Regions" Part I, by "Noname" (Luis Senarens).
  • Happy Days Vol. XVIII. No. 445, April 25, 1903, serialized, "Jack Wright's Floating 'Terror' or, Fighting the Pirates" Part I by "Noname" (Luis Senarens).
  • Happy Days Vol. XVIII. No. 449, May 23, 1903, serialized, "Jack Wright's Electric Prairie Car or, Hot Times With the Broncho Busters" Part I, by "Noname" (Luis Senarens).
  • Happy Days Vol. XVIII. No. 453, June 20, 1903, serialized, "Jack Wright's Sky-Scraper or, After the Lost Balloonists" Part I by "Noname" (Luis Senarens).
  • Happy Days Vol. XVIII. No. 457, July 18, 1903, serialized, "Jack Wright's Sea Demon or, Running the Blockade" Part I, by "Noname" (Luis Senarens).
  • Happy Days Vol. XXI. No. 529, December 3, 1904, serialized, "Jack Wright's King of the Plains or, Calling Down the Cowboys" Part I by "Noname" (Luis Senarens).
  • Happy Days Vol. XLI. No. 1044, October 17, 1914, serialized, "Jack Wright's Sky-Scraper or, After the Lost Balloonists" Part I by "Noname" (Luis Senarens).
  • Pluck and Luck No. 202, April 16, 1902, "Jack Wright and His Ocean Racer; or, Around the World in 20 Days" by "Noname" (Luis Senarens).
  • Pluck and Luck No. 206, May 14, 1902, "Jack Wright and His Electric Canoe; or, Working in the Revenue Service" by "Noname" (Luis Senarens).
  • Pluck and Luck No. 210, June 11, 1902, "Jack Wright's Air and Water Cutter; or, Wonderful Adventures on the Wing and Afloat" by "Noname" (Luis Senarens).
  • Pluck and Luck No. 214, July 9, 1902, "Jack Wright and His Magnetic Motor; or, The Golden City of the Sierras" by "Noname" (Luis Senarens).
  • Pluck and Luck No. 250, March 18, 1903, "Jack Wright and His Electric Balloon Ship; or, 30,000 Leagues Above the Earth" by "Noname" (Luis Senarens).
  • Science And Invention, October 1920, "An American Jules Verne".

References[edit]

  1. ^ Science And Invention, October 1920, "An American Jules Verne"