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Book Title: The Silver Cobweb|
The author of the book: Carolyn Keene
ISBN 13: 9780671464646
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The size of the: 14.56 MB
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Edition: Wanderer Books
Date of issue: 1983
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Though Nancy Drew books don't exactly hold up in adulthood, this one is noticeably better than others in the Nancy Drew Files series. Not only does Nancy solve the mystery before the denouement, but she also manages to get herself out of a locked warehouse. (Of course, it was her own stupidity that got her attacked and locked up in the first place, but that's a standard convention in all Nancy Drew novels and can be expected mid-book.)
I loved The Silver Cobweb so much as a kid and would read it several times a year. I was especially intrigued by the theater scenes and Nancy's now-so-obvious (white) privilege. The fact that Nancy has no apparent career or college aspirations is slightly mitigated by her totally unburdened, adolescent independence, which I subconsciously worshiped as a young reader. Rarely do you see Nancy calling home or checking in with her father, and in this novel, Nancy is seen spending several nights away from home. In fact, two of those nights have Nancy traveling to a private island spur of the moment.
I probably won't reread this anytime soon, but it was still fun revisiting everyone's favorite teen sleuth.
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Read information about the authorCarolyn Keene is a writer pen name that was used by many different people- both men and women- over the years. The company that was the creator of the Nancy Drew series, the Stratemeyer Syndicate, hired a variety of writers. For Nancy Drew, the writers used the pseudonym Carolyn Keene to assure anonymity of the creator.
Edna and Harriet Stratemeyer inherited the company from their father Edward Stratemeyer. Edna contributed 10 plot outlines before passing the reins to her sister Harriet. It was Mildred Benson (aka: Mildred A. Wirt), who breathed such a feisty spirit into Nancy's character. Mildred wrote 23 of the original 30 Nancy Drew Mystery Stories®, including the first three. It was her characterization that helped make Nancy an instant hit. The Stratemeyer Syndicate's devotion to the series over the years under the reins of Harriet Stratemeyer Adams helped to keep the series alive and on store shelves for each succeeding generation of girls and boys. In 1959, Harriet, along with several writers, began a 25-year project to revise the earlier Carolyn Keene novels. The Nancy Drew books were condensed, racial stereotypes were removed, and the language was updated. In a few cases, outdated plots were completely rewritten.
Other writers of Nancy Drew volumes include Harriet herself, she wrote most of the series after Mildred quit writing for the Syndicate and in 1959 began a revision of the first 34 texts. The role of the writer of "Carolyn Keene" passed temporarily to Walter Karig who wrote three novels during the Great Depression. Also contributing to Nancy Drew's prolific existence were Leslie McFarlane, James Duncan Lawrence, Nancy Axelrod, Priscilla Doll, Charles Strong, Alma Sasse, Wilhelmina Rankin, George Waller Jr., and Margaret Scherf.
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