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Sisters, schoolgirls, and sleuths : girls' series books in America

Author: Carolyn Carpan
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2009.
Series: Scarecrow studies in young adult literature, 30.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Girls series books have been popular since the early 1840s, when books about Cousin Lucy, a young girl who learns about the world around her, first appeared. Since then, scores of series books have followed, several of them highly successful, and featuring some of the most enduring characters in fiction, such as Nancy Drew. In recent decades, series books like The Baby-Sitters Club and Sweet Valley High have become  Read more...
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Carpan, Carolyn.
Sisters, schoolgirls, and sleuths.
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2009
(DLC) 2008036693
(OCoLC)245021822
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carolyn Carpan
ISBN: 9780810863958 0810863952
OCLC Number: 320958734
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 165 pages).
Contents: Victorian and Vassar girls --
Schoolgirls and sorority sisters --
Adventure girls and the new woman --
The secret of Nancy Drew and her sister sleuths --
Career girls and World War II --
Romances and revisions --
Romance meets reality --
Sweet dreams for teen queens --
High school horrors!
Series Title: Scarecrow studies in young adult literature, 30.
Responsibility: Carolyn Carpan.

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Sisters, Schoolgirls, and Sleuths provides a social history of girls' series fiction in America from the mid-19th century through the early 21st century. Carpan examines popular series, sub-genres,  Read more...

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