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By extension, the librarian must also resist imposing personal preferences upon the selection of books; hence, the public librarian responds to the reading interests of the community, even if those interests include Sex, Anne Rice, Batman, and the Baby Sitters' Club. It was not ever thus. In its first half century or more—roughly from to the beginning of World War II—the public library was envisioned by its supporters and promoters as one of the engines of culture that would meld the disparate elements of the American population into a unified whole, tied with golden cords of education, common language, and civic righteousness.
Upon the occasion of the dedication of the Newark Public Library's new building, John Cotton Dana declared: "And so we are, for the first time in all history, building, in our public libraries, temples of happiness and wisdom common to all" In a less lofty mode, J.
Quincy noted that the library was "the one secular institution which encourages self-development as an aim" Indeed, librarians accepted the role of being lamps unto the feet of the body politic and civic with more zeal than humility. From the moment the detective and her friends Bess and George arrive at the mansion, the dancing puppet puzzle is further complicated by Tammi Whitlock, the Footlighters' temperamental leading lady, and Emmet Calhoun, a Shakespearean actor.
Nancy's search of the mansion's dark, musty attic for clues to the weird mystery starts a frightening chain reaction. A phone call from a stranger with a witchlike, cackling voice warns her to "Get out!
When Nancy finally sees the life-size puppet flitting across the moonlit lawn and chases it, she learns that someone with a sinister motive is determined to keep her form solving the case. Is it one of the Footlighters? Or is it an outsider? Adams Nancy is puzzled when she receives a valuable moonstone as a gift from a stranger. This leads her to locate the Bowens' missing seventeen-year-old granddaughter. But it is only the first of several startling events in this complex mystery that challenge the ingenuity of the pretty sleuth.
Why are the Bowens - a missionary couple who recently returned to the United States - having so much trouble finding their missing seventeen-year-old granddaughter, Joanie Horton?
Nancy and her friends travel to Deep River, the town where the young Jonie lived. From the motel where Nancy and her friends stay, they can see an intriguing castlelike structure with a drawbridge. Gossipy Mrs. Hemstead at the village tearoom insists that Moonstone Castle is haunted.
Curious, the three girls attempt to explore the abandoned castle, but an ominous voice warns them away. Other strange happenings in Deep River convince Nancy that there is a connection between Moonstone Castle and the mysterious moonstone gift. But what is the significance?
And where does the baffling disappearance of Joanie Horton fit into the intricate puzzle? Adams Despite warnings not to, Nancy goes to visit her great-grandmother at an imposing estate in the Scottish Highlands and solves the mystery of a missing family heirloom.
Undaunted by the vicious threats, the young detective - with her father and her two close friends - goes to visit her great-grandmother at an imposing estate in the Scottish Highlands, and to solve the mystery of a missing family heirloom.
And there is another mystery to be solved: the fate of flocks of stolen sheep. Baffling clues challenge Nancy's powers of deduction: a note written in the ancient Gaelic language, a deserted houseboat on Loch Lomond, a sinister red-bearded stranger in Edinburgh, eerie whistling noises in the Highlands.
Startling discoveries in an old castle and in the ruins of a prehistoric fortress, lead Nancy closer to finding the solution to both mysteries. Uncle John Rorick, a descendant of the early settlers of the town of Emerson, invites the three girls to be his guests at his historic mansion on Pine Hill.
Shortly after their arrival, he tells them about the phantom who haunts the mansion's library.
Uncle John also relates the weird family saga of a lost French wedding gown and valuable gifts which went to the bottom of a nearby cove in the sinking of the Lucy Belle a hundred years before. Could there possibly be some connection between the phantom and the old ship disaster? Nancy wonders. In between enjoying the university's June Week boat races, river pageant, and fraternity dances, Nancy and her friends work diligently to solve the mystery of Pine Hill and to find the long-lost wedding treasures.
Her search leads her to France, but before she leaves the United States, an unknown person calling himself Monsieur Neuf warns the young sleuth not to pursue her mission. With her friends Bess and George, Nancy arrives in Paris to join her father who is working on another case: to find out what, or who, is frightening wealth financier Monsieur Leblanc into selling large amounts of securities.
Startling discoveries convince the young detective that Mr. Drew's case and her own mystery are linked by the 99 steps, and that a mysterious man has a strong hold over Leblanc.
Is it blackmail? Nancy brilliantly played tennis and golf, and rode like a cowboy. Nancy danced like Ginger Rogers and could administer first aid like the Mayo brothers. Nancy is also able to travel freely about the United States, thanks in part to her car, which is a blue roadster in the original series and a blue convertible in the later books.
The character was conceived by Edward Stratemeyer , founder of the Stratemeyer Syndicate. Stratemeyer had created the Hardy Boys series in although the first volumes were not published until , which had been such a success that he decided on a similar series for girls, featuring an amateur girl detective as the heroine. While Stratemeyer believed that a woman's place was in the home,  he was aware that the Hardy Boys books were popular with girl readers and wished to capitalize on girls' interest in mysteries by offering a strong female heroine.
The first four titles were published in and were an immediate success.
Exact sales figures are not available for the years prior to , but an indication of the books' popularity can be seen in a letter that Laura Harris, a Grosset and Dunlap editor, wrote to the Syndicate in "can you let us have the manuscript as soon as possible, and no later than July 10? There will only be three or four titles brought out then and the Nancy Drew is one of the most important.
She is a best seller. How she crashed a Valhalla that had been rigidly restricted to the male of her species is a mystery even to her publishers.
The Nancy Drew Mystery series was revised beginning in ;  with commentators agreeing that Nancy's character changed significantly from the original Nancy of the books written in the s and s.
For more than six decades, her essence has remained intact.
Convention has it that girls are passive, respectful, and emotional, but with the energy of a girl shot out of a cannon, Nancy bends conventions and acts out every girl's fantasies of power. They went through several changes in early years: leaving the orange lettering with no outline and adding an orange silhouette of Nancy peering through a magnifying glass; then changing to a lighter blue board with dark blue lettering and silhouette; then changing the position of the title and silhouette on the front with black lettering and a more "modern" silhouette.
Nancy Drew is depicted as an independent-minded year-old who has already completed her high school education 16 was the minimum age for graduation at the time ; the series also occurs over time, as she is 18 by the early s. Apparently affluent her father is a successful lawyer , she maintains an active social, volunteer, and sleuthing schedule, as well as participating in athletics and the arts, but is never shown as working for a living or acquiring job skills.
Nancy is affected neither by the Great Depression—although many of the characters in her early cases need assistance as they are poverty-stricken—nor by World War II. Nancy lives with her lawyer father, Carson Drew, and their housekeeper, Mrs. Hannah Gruen. Some critics prefer the Nancy of these volumes, largely written by Mildred Benson.