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Edward Stratemeyer (1862-1930)
Edward Stratemeyer (1862-1930)

Edward Stratemeyer (October 4, 1862 - May 10, 1930). Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey he was an American publisher and writer of books for children. He created the Hardy Boys, Bobbsey Twins, Nancy Drew, Rover Boys, and Tom Swift series, among others. The copyright status of this image is undetermined; it may still be copyrighted. ... The copyright status of this image is undetermined; it may still be copyrighted. ... October 4 is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1862 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... {| style=float:right; |- | |- | |} May 10 is the 130th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (131st in leap years). ... 1930 (MCMXXX) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Map of Elizabeth in Union County Elizabeth is a City located in Union County, New Jersey, in the United States. ... A publisher is a person or entity which engages in the act of publishing. ... The term writer can apply to anyone who creates a written work, but the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... The Hardy Boys is a popular series of detective/adventure books for boys chronicling the fictional adventures of teenage brothers Frank and Joe Hardy. ... The Bobbsey Twins are the principal characters of what was, for many years, the Stratemeyer Syndicates longest-running series of childrens novels, penned under the pseudonym, Laura Lee Hope. ... The Secret of the Old Clock, the first Nancy Drew mystery Nancy Drew is a fictional character, the heroine detective of a popular mystery series. ... The Rover Boys was a popular childrens book series of the early 20th century credited to Arthur M. Winfield, a pseudonym for Edward Stratemeyer. ... A Tom Swift book from the fourth series. ...


Stratemeyer pioneered the technique of producing long-running, consistent series of books using a team of freelance authors to write standardized novels, which were published under a pen name owned by his company. Through his Stratemeyer Syndicate Stratemeyer produced short plot summaries for the novels in each series, which he sent to other writers who completed the story, writing a specified number of pages and chapters. Each book would begin with an introduction of the characters and would be interrupted at the first cliffhanger for a quick recap of all the previous books in the series. A freelancer or (freelance worker) is a self-employed person working in a profession or trade in which full-time employment is also common. ... A pen name or nom de plume is a pseudonym adopted by an author. ... The Stratemeyer Syndicate was the producer of a number of series for children and adults including the Nancy Drew mysteries, the Hardy Boys, the various Tom Swift series, Dave Fearless and others. ... A cliffhanger or cliffhanger ending is a plot device in which a movie, novel, or other work of fiction contains an abrupt ending, often leaving the main characters in a precarious or difficult situation. ...


Stratemeyer's series were also innovative in that they were intended purely as entertainment, with little of the moral lessons or educational intent found in most other popular fiction of the early twentieth century. Instead, he produced straightforward action or mystery stories centered on idealized heroes and heroines. Genre fiction is a term for writings by multiple authors that are very similar in theme and style, especially where these similarities are deliberately pursued by the authors. ...


Stratemeyer is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Hillside, New Jersey. Evergreen Cemetery and Crematory is a cemetery and crematorium located at 1137 North Broad Street, Hillside, New Jersey. ... Map of Hillside Township in Union County Hillside is a Township located in Union County, New Jersey. ...


References

  • O'Rourke, Meghan. 2004. Nancy Drew's father: the fiction factory of Edward Stratemeyer. The New Yorker. November 8:120-129.

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Edward Stratemeyer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (238 words)
Stratemeyer pioneered the technique of producing long-running, consistent series of books using a team of freelance authors to write standardized novels, which were published under a pen name owned by his company.
Stratemeyer's series were also innovative in that they were intended purely as entertainment, with little of the moral lessons or educational intent found in most other popular fiction of the early twentieth century.
Stratemeyer is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Hillside, New Jersey.
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