History Literature / NancyDrew

31st Dec '15 4:25:08 PM DrOO7
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* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Though they're cousins, this is precisely Bess and George's relationship. Enough that it's a shock to everyone on the rare occasions that George dissolves into a giggly schoolgirl over a guy.
18th Sep '15 12:30:40 PM eviltwin531
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* AerithAndBob: Mostly chalked up to time, since quite a few names have fallen out of favor since the books were written, but a name like Mortimer Bartesque couldn't have been very common, even then.

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* AerithAndBob: Mostly chalked up to time, since quite a few names have fallen out of favor since the books were written, written (as it is, names like "Nancy," "Bess," and "Ned" currently sound a little old-fashioned and not the kind of names you'd expect teenagers to have,) but a name like Mortimer Bartesque couldn't have been very common, even then.
14th May '15 3:25:24 AM SeptimusHeap
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Originally made by the StratemeyerSyndicate, and as such, written by a great many ghostwriters. The idea was conceived by Edward Stratemeyer, who also laid down the plot outlines, but most of the distinctive characteristics are due to the writer of the earliest volumes, Mildred Wirt Benson. Harriet Stratemeyer Adams, daughter of Edward, took over control of the Syndicate upon his death in 1930. Adams is primarily credited with keeping the Syndicate afloat through the Great Depression, and with revising the two most popular series, Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys, in the 1950s and 1960s, removing stereotypes and outdated ideas and language. She is credited with several books in the Nancy Drew series.

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Originally made by the StratemeyerSyndicate, Creator/StratemeyerSyndicate, and as such, written by a great many ghostwriters. The idea was conceived by Edward Stratemeyer, who also laid down the plot outlines, but most of the distinctive characteristics are due to the writer of the earliest volumes, Mildred Wirt Benson. Harriet Stratemeyer Adams, daughter of Edward, took over control of the Syndicate upon his death in 1930. Adams is primarily credited with keeping the Syndicate afloat through the Great Depression, and with revising the two most popular series, Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys, in the 1950s and 1960s, removing stereotypes and outdated ideas and language. She is credited with several books in the Nancy Drew series.
2nd Dec '14 2:06:23 PM DrOO7
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* CatchPhrase: "Hypers!", often uttered by George.
20th Nov '14 10:09:35 PM DrOO7
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* ChainedToARock: In one of the "Files" books, Nancy is knocked unconscious. When she comes to, she realizes that she's been tied to a piling, left to drown when the incoming tide inevitably rises over her head. This is especially sadistic on the bad guys' part, as if they wanted to kill her, they could have easily dumped her in the ocean while she was unconscious, but chose a method that borders on torture.

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* ChainedToARock: In one of the "Files" books, Nancy is knocked unconscious. When she comes to, she realizes that she's been tied to a piling, left to drown when the incoming tide inevitably rises over her head. This is especially sadistic ''and'' stupid on the bad guys' part, as if they wanted to kill her, they could have easily dumped her in the ocean while she was unconscious, but chose a method that borders on torture.torture--and is quite obviously a murder rather MakeItLookLikeAnAccident.



* ClearMyName: in ''Files #43: False Impressions''. Several in the original series too--''Mystery at Lilac Inn'', etc.

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* ClearMyName: in ''Files #43: False Impressions''.Impressions'', and ''#59: High Risk'' (though this one is actually Clear My ''Boyfriend's'' Name. Several in the original series too--''Mystery at Lilac Inn'', etc.


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* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: Nancy and co. engage in a lot of behavior that would be considered rude and meddlesome if anyone else were doing it, but it's always justified as the people she's displaying this towards are usually jerks and/or suspects in her case. For example, when she demands that a man explain something that she heard while ''eavesdropping on his private phone conversation'', ''he'' is the one made to be in the wrong for screaming at her to mind her own business. Of course, he doesn't help his cause by grabbing and shaking her, but he still has every right to be upset for her butting into his personal life.
14th Sep '14 3:42:23 AM eviltwin531
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* ShouldntWeBeInSchoolRightNow?

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* ShouldntWeBeInSchoolRightNow?ShouldntWeBeInSchoolRightNow: It's not as bad as some instances, since later books have explicitly stated Nancy's age at 18, meaning it's perfectly plausible for her to have already graduated high school. However, as society marches on, it becomes increasingly strange that she doesn't attend college or pursue some kind of employment.
9th Sep '14 9:48:07 AM Kaelindra
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** Turned UpToEleven in the French translation [[http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Roy#Traduction_des_noms_originaux as you can see on the other wiki]].

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** Turned UpToEleven in the French translation [[http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Roy#Traduction_des_noms_originaux as you can see on the other wiki]]. Even Carolyn Keene becomes ''Caroline Quine''.
9th Sep '14 9:46:49 AM Kaelindra
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** Turned UpToEleven in the French translation [[http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Roy#Traduction_des_noms_originaux as you can see on the other wiki]].
15th Apr '14 12:06:48 PM Catbert
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* HotDad: Carson Drew, Nancy's widower father and handsome defense attorney, is constantly lavishing Nancy with spending money and gifts, such as her sporty sedan.
6th Apr '14 4:56:09 PM DrOO7
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* AmbiguouslyGay: Between her masculine nickname ("George" was short for "Georgia"), short hair, and tomboyish interests and behavior, many readers of the original series speculated that George Fayne was a lesbian, despite the fact that she had a boyfriend. Similarly, in the "Files" series, she doesn't have a steady boyfriend and although she dates fairly regularly, she isn't boy-crazy or flirtatious like Bess and is often irritated with guys who act as such.


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* ChainedToARock: In one of the "Files" books, Nancy is knocked unconscious. When she comes to, she realizes that she's been tied to a piling, left to drown when the incoming tide inevitably rises over her head. This is especially sadistic on the bad guys' part, as if they wanted to kill her, they could have easily dumped her in the ocean while she was unconscious, but chose a method that borders on torture.
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