Nancy Drew And Company

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Overview

This intriguing anthology brings together a broad range of critical essays on girls’ series fiction from established scholars such as Chamberlain, Johnson, and Romalov, along with emerging scholars Katrine Poe, Maureen Reed, and Deborah Siegel. Topics include: Anne of Green Gables, the Isabel Carleton series, early twentieth-century girls’ automobile series, girls’ scouting novels, 1910-1935, Cherry Ames in World War II, Nancy Drew, and Judy Bolton.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780879727369
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/1997
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 204
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
1 The Whole of the Moon: L. M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables Series 15
2 Gender, Class, and Domesticity in the Isabel Carleton Series 37
3 Community and Character: A Comparison of Josephine Lawrence's Linda Lane Series and Classic Orphan Fiction 59
4 Mobile and Modern Heroines: Early Twentieth-Century Girls' Automobile Series 75
5 Girl Scouts, Camp Fire Girls, and Woodcraft Girls: The Ideology of Girls' Scouting Novels, 1910-1935 89
6 A Companion to History: Maud Hart Lovelace's Betsy-Tacy Books 101
7 "You are needed, desperately needed!": Cherry Ames in World War II 129
8 The Secret of the Feminist Heroine: The Search for Values in Nancy Drew and Judy Bolton 145
9 Nancy Drew As New Girl Wonder: Solving It All for the 1930s 159
Contributors 183
Index 187
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