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Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her [Audiobook]

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Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her [Audiobook]

Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her [Audiobook]
English | September 08, 2020 | ASIN: B08G645XB4 | M4B@64 kbps | 9h 31m | 276 MB
Author and Narrator: Melanie Rehak

The true story behind the iconic fictional detective is “a fascinating chapter in the history of publishing” (The Seattle Times).

The plucky “titian-haired” sleuth solved her first mystery in 1930 - and 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 culture. 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 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 her father’s business empire as CEO. In this century-spanning, “absorbing and delightful” story, the author traces their roles - and Nancy’s - in forging the modern American woman (The Wall Street Journal).