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Nancy Drew and Company: Essays on the Popular Literature of Girl Sleuths

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This collection of essays focuses on the girl sleuth, made famous by Nancy Drew but also characterized by other famous detectives like Cherry Ames, Trixie Belden, Linda Carlton, and even in contemporary media by Veronica Mars and Hermione Granger of the Harry Potter series. Topics include the disputed origins of Nancy Drew and the Stratemeyer Syndicate; the intertwined rel ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published August 19th 2008 by McFarland & Company
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Rebekah
Apr 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Why is this book titled incorrectly on this site? I almost couldn't find it. But to the matter at hand. This book consists of 12 or so essays of diverse, and at times, unusual subject matter. Of course one would expect an essay on race and xenophobia (which yielded unsurprising conclusions), but how the french translation quixotically at times altered "Nancy's" family origins, Churchgoing habits, and relationship to her father? The history of the Stratemeyer syndicate was interesting, dispelling ...more
Jan
Mar 11, 2009 rated it really liked it
Great collection of essays that examine such issues as race,nancy's lack of tech knowledge..haha and her newer counterpart...Hermione.
Leslie
Apr 10, 2009 rated it liked it
I generally don't read NF books but this cover caught my eye at the library. I was HUGE Nancy Drew fan as a kid along with the other girl sleuth books of the time. This was very interesting.
Allison
Mar 01, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
Let's be honest - I only read the essays about Nancy Drew.
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