The Resource The secret of the Hardy boys : Leslie McFarlane and the Stratemeyer Syndicate, Marilyn S. Greenwald

The secret of the Hardy boys : Leslie McFarlane and the Stratemeyer Syndicate, Marilyn S. Greenwald

Label
The secret of the Hardy boys : Leslie McFarlane and the Stratemeyer Syndicate
Title
The secret of the Hardy boys
Title remainder
Leslie McFarlane and the Stratemeyer Syndicate
Statement of responsibility
Marilyn S. Greenwald
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The author of the Hardy Boys mysteries was, as millions of readers know, Franklin W. Dixon. Except that there never was a Franklin W. Dixon. He was the creation of Edward Stratemeyer, the founder of a children's book empire that also published the Tom Swift, Bobbsey Twins, and Nancy Drew series. The Secret of the Hardy Boys: Leslie McFarlane and the Stratemeyer Syndicate recounts how a newspaper reporter with dreams of becoming a serious novelist first brought to life Joe and Frank Hardy, who became two of the most famous characters in children's literature." "Leslie McFarlane, better known as Franklin W. Dixon, wrote twenty of the first twenty-four Hardy Boys mysteries for about $100 per book. He relished the anonymity demanded by the Stratemeyer Syndicate, admitting his authorship of the books to no one, not even his children - his son pried the truth out of him years later. He wrote about the exploits of the Hardy Brats, as he called them, from 1927 to 1947, work that put food on the McFarlane table and allowed him the independence of a professional writer." "A best-selling author, McFarlane never made a penny more from the Hardy Boys series than the flat fee he was paid for each book. Having signed away all rights to the books, McFarlane never shared in the wild financial success of the series." "This book is a story of talent and character as well as of the Stratemeyer Syndicate and the growth and development of children's literature in North America."--Jacket
Action
digitized
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
REDDC
Dewey number
  • 813/.52
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR9199.3.M3148
LC item number
Z67 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The secret of the Hardy boys : Leslie McFarlane and the Stratemeyer Syndicate, Marilyn S. Greenwald
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-302) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm80243138
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 310 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780821415474
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b24180294
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)80243138
  • pebcs0821415476
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

Library Locations

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