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ISBN13: 9780448095028
ISBN10: 0448095025
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Teenage detective Nancy Drew uses her courage and powers of deduction to solve the mysterious happenings in an old stone mansion.

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Katherine Stuart, October 26, 2008 (view all comments by Katherine Stuart)
There’s nothing like reading a book I loved as a child to see how much my tastes have matured and been refined. The writing is not noteworthy or even engaging.
A few years ago I read an article for a class I was taking that harshly criticized the Nancy Drew series for its white upper middle class elitist tone. So of course I spent most of the book noticing how valid the critique is. The negative view of the old, aristocratic class in all its decay; the idea that the poor just need a helping hand – a little lift; the portrayal of the African-American servant as being totally belligerent and complicit in the belligerence of her employer. Obviously the Drews were wise to hire someone white as their servant. These attitudes and unspoken comparisons are obvious.
What really caught my attention though is the optimism the writer (for whom “Keene” is only a pseudonym of course) has toward technology. This attitude that is so prevalent in the early twentieth century. A segment of the society, apparently a much larger segment than exists today, believed unequivocally that technology would be the panacea to all the world’s ills. Telephones, electricity, the scientific method. As much as I view technological progress with the jaded eye of my generation I must admit it was a sweet nostalgia to remember once upon a time we, my fellow countrymen and mostly forbearers, believed with untarnished innocence that we were on the verge of utopia heralded by the harnessing of electricity for everyday use and the advent of the automobile. For that optimism alone this was worthy of a couple of hours of an evening.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780448095028
Author:
Keene, Carolyn
Publisher:
Grosset & Dunlap
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Subject:
Mystery and detective stories
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Mysteries / Detective
Subject:
Juvenile fiction
Subject:
Drew, nancy (fictitious character)
Subject:
Mysteries & Detective Stories
Subject:
Mansions
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Nancy Drew (Hardcover)
Series Volume:
21
Publication Date:
19300531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.56x5.09x.73 in. .50 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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