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Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her

A plucky titian haired sleuth solved her first mystery in 1930 Eighty million books later, Nancy Drew has survived the Depression, World War II, and the sixties when she was taken up with a vengeance by women s libbers to enter the pantheon of American girlhood As beloved by girls today as she was by their grandmothers, Nancy Drew has both inspired and reflected the A plucky titian haired sleuth solved her first mystery in 1930 Eighty million books later, Nancy Drew has survived the Depression, World War II, and the sixties when she was taken up with a vengeance by women s libbers to enter the pantheon of American girlhood As beloved by girls today as she was by their grandmothers, Nancy Drew has both inspired and reflected the changes in her readers lives Here, in a narrative with all the vivid energy and page turning pace of Nancy s adventures, Melanie Rehak solves an enduring literary mystery Who created Nancy Drew And how did she go from pulp heroine to icon The brainchild of children s book mogul Edward Stratemeyer, Nancy was brought to life by two women Mildred Wirt Benson, a pioneering journalist from Iowa, and Harriet Stratemeyer Adams, a well bred wife and mother who took over as CEO after her father died In this century spanning story, Rehak traces their roles and Nancy s in forging the modern American woman

Title : Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her
Author :  Melanie Rehak
Language : English
Isbn : 015603056X
Format : Paperback
Pages : 314 pages

Rating: 4.3

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