She is the main character in a series of chapter books called nancy drew mystery stories. The overall style matches that of the 1946 regular editions that have the solid blue cover, large blue silhouette, and the dark blue lettering. In addition, many articles by adult nancy drew fans describe the positive qualities developed by reading these books. The character was created by edward stratemeyer, head of the stratemeyer syndicate, which produced not only nancy drew, but also the hardy boys, tom swift, the bobbsey twins, the rover boys. I read this because my cousin liked it when she read it and i thought i would like it. Nancy drew 1940s style library binding book series. Series book values collapsed in late 2008 and have never recovered. In 1950, the cover art changed for ten nancy drew titles.
The character of nancy drew ghostwritten and credited to the pseudonymous carolyn keene. It was the first nancy drew mystery i read, and i fell in love with nancy and the teen girl mystery genre. The nancy drew books are an iconic mystery series about a teenage sleuth who solves crimes. From 2008 to 2012, the mysteries were presented as 3book mini arcs, drawing the mystery out over three distinct, but linked, titles. Inappropriate the list including its title or description facilitates illegal activity, or contains hate speech or ad hominem attacks on a fellow goodreads member or author. Sep 14, 20 i bought a nancy drew book the other day.
See the complete nancy drew mystery stories series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and. Tandy illustrated most of the original text nancys. In the original nancy drew series, she was 16, then in a later version, 18. Using her expert powers of deduction, nancy drew is an inquisitive girl thats always able to get to the bottom of a case, whatever that might be and regardless of where it may lead her. However, despite all the changes, nancy drew fans still love the books, proving that nancy drew is a timeless classic. Most young readers find nancys adventures interesting, entertaining, and exciting. The front covers of most books have a line drawing based on the original russell tandy dust jacket art from the 1930s. His daughters, harriet and edna, inherited his company and maintained nancy drew having mildred wirt benson, the original carolyn keene, as the principal ghostwriter. Incorrect book the list contains an incorrect book please specify the title of the book. She longs for excitement, adventure, and the chance to make a difference. Nancy drew was created by edward stratemeyer in 1930 as a femaleorientated followup to his hardy boys series. He also had other series, that included the hardy boys, but he died in 1930 before the nancy drew series became famous. Score a books total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book.
Vtg 1940 nancy drew the mystery of the brass bound trunk hc with dj excellent. May 10, 2012 the nancy drew starter set is the perfect gift for aspiring detectives, or longtime fans of the series. These books are highly scarce and would come closest to being rare of any nancy drew books. If so also give me the title of the last listed book for each series listed. The mystery of the brassbound trunk nancy drew, book 17 hardcover february 1, 1940.
Everyone seems to have their opinion over which versions of the book they most enjoyed but for my part, i prefer nancy of the 1930s. This post does not in any way criticize farahs guide. Nancy drew books 1120 the nancy drew mystery stories collection box set. Yesterday i talked about some of my favorite memories of nancy drew from when i was growing up, mentioning that it took me some time before i realized that the series was updated every so often to keep nancy up with the times. The nancy drew files series book 39 carolyn keene author 2014 shadow of a doubt the nancy drew files series book 40 carolyn keene author 2014 something to hide the nancy drew files series book 41 carolyn keene author 2014 the wrong chemistry the nancy drew files series book 42 carolyn keene. This assortment of thirtyone hardcover books includes an early edition of the mystery of the mosscovered mansion 1941, bound in blue clothcovered boards with orange text. The character of nancy drew ghostwritten and credited to the pseudonymous carolyn keene has appeared in a number of series over the years 533 nancy drew books have been published as of 2019, in nine series, as follows. Read as nancy drew and her friends solve more mysteries in the nancy drew diaries detective books series. The first nancy drew book, 1930s the secret of the old clock, was ghostwritten by mildred wirt, who penned 23 nancy drew titles as carolyn keenethe same pseudonym used today. A second method is to find the online listings of actual nancy drew collectors. Wirt benson, and changed by harriet adams, edwards daughter. The character of nancy drew, as well as the appearance of the books, has changed over the years in many ways. See the complete nancy drew mystery stories series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles. While they have been revised and changed over time, they were not discontinued from the formats as the glossy internals were.
Collecting nancy drew nancy drew and friends umd libraries. The clues in the mysteries are easy to remember, so some readers will solve the mystery before the clue crew does. Quite good condition, bottom corner of page has a crease. The first five books are packaged together in a collectible box set with an updated design. The character of nancy drew ghostwritten and credited to the pseudonymous carolyn keene has appeared in a number of series over the years.
The first six nancy drew books, in original editions just as you remember them, are available in a collectible slipcase. Get cozy and expand your home library with a large online selection of books at. Early readers of the nancy drew series may be surprised to find the modern version of this spirited sleuths adventures to be quite different. New listing vintage nancy drew the mystery of the brass bound trunk 1940. With little more than her quick wits and handy magnifying glass, nancy drew has been solving crimes and inspiring us all since the early 1930s. Without the jackets, they are scarce, and with the jackets, they are very scarce. These sellers will sometimes identify themselves as nancy drew collectors.
The idea of nancy drew came from edward stratemeyer in 1929. Nancy began as a 16 yearold high school grad, but was later. After the death of his wife, carson drew decides to leave chicago behind and make a fresh start with his daughter in river heights. With tracy ryan, joy tanner, jhene erwin, scott speedman. Eventually, in one of the many moves my family made while i was growing up, that beloved original set of 10 books somehow didnt make it with us. The front covers of most books have a line drawing based on the original. Once scorned literature rejected by many, the classic nancy drew books have now.
The secret of the old clock, the hidden staircase, the bungalow mystery, the mystery at the lilac inn, the secret at shadow ranch, and the secret of red gate farm. Sep 12, 2011 in 1950, the cover art changed for ten nancy drew titles. Beginning in 1959, the original texts of volumes 4 were revised and updated for consistency with the later volumes. From 1977 to 1979, the television series the hardy boys nancy drew mysteries ran. Buy nancy drew diaries paperback books her interactive. Her books were written in the 1930s by edward stratemeyer, founder of the stratemeyer syndicate. With insight and intelligence, she has become regarded as an almost mythical heroes for young girls to look up to, and this book is no exception to that. Order of nancy drew books nancy drew is the protagonist of several series of childrens mystery novels, written under the house name of carolyn keene. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options.
In the 1940s, nancys new hairdo, an au courant lauren bacall style, came courtesy of illustrator russell tandy, who drew all but one of the. But for 16yearold nancy drew, life in a small town is mighty dull. This list has all of the original nancy drew mysteries in order. The secret of the old clock nancy drew, book 1 book. Nancy drew is the protagonist of several series of childrens mystery novels, written under the house name of carolyn keene. While the character has undergone numerous iterations throughout the years, nancy drew has been cited as an important part of the literary and cultural landscape and an inspiration to many women, notably sandra day oconnor, sonia sotomayor, and hillary clinton. Eight years after the novels debut, the series spawned.
Aug 8, 2016 explore etelkalls board old nancy drew book covers. In 1930, edward stratemeyer thought up the idea of spunky, independent, outgoing nancy drew. The 1940s style binding is one of the earliest types of nancy drew library editions. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you. The nancy drew starter set is the perfect gift for aspiring detectives, or longtime fans of the series. The nancy drew mystery stories book series by multiple authors includes books the secret of the old clock, the hidden staircase, the bungalow mystery, and several more.
The nancy drew mystery stories was the longrunning main nancy drew series, published between 1930 and 2003. Nancy drew fans will enjoy the nancy drew sleuth unofficial website, which is devoted to the sleuth, her books, and her timeless quality that endures. Nancy drew mystery stories series in order carolyn keene. If the last title listed is the nancy drew cookbook, then also give me the title listed right before thatill need both. The title is the hidden staircase and it was published in 1930. The books are ghostwritten by a number of authors and published under the collective pseudonym carolyn keene.
Even though the book was priced low, the jacket kept it from selling. The main nancy drew mystery stories series progressed through several stages. See more ideas about nancy drew books, nancy drew mysteries and nancy drew mystery stories. In 2002, nancy drew was released as a madefortv movie. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. Parents need to know that carolyn keenes nancy drew and the clue crew series is a great mystery series for young readers. The dust jacket on a first edition of the first nancy drew book is now worth. The series started with the original 56 volumes of the nancy drew mystery stories from 19301979. Most young readers find nancy s adventures interesting, entertaining, and exciting. The mystery of the brassbound trunk nancy drew, book 17. Prices have changed since the 12th edition of farahs guide was published, and this post covers that topic.
The character was created by edward stratemeyer, head of the stratemeyer syndicate, which produced not only nancy drew, but also the hardy boys, tom swift, the bobbsey twins, the rover boys and more series. While nancy drew books continue to be immensely popular with collectors, the movie, set to be released on june 15, is sure to ensure yet another surge in interest in the teenage heroine. Mystery of the moss covered mansion, 1971the quest of the missing map, 1969the clue in the jewel box, 1943 name insidethe secret in. Nancy drew starter set by carolyn keene, hardcover barnes. Nancy drew is a fictional character, a sleuth in an american mystery series created by publisher edward stratemeyer as the female counterpart to his hardy boys series. Nancy drew fans will enjoy the nancy drew sleuth unofficial website, which is devoted to the sleuth, her books, and her timeless quality that endures throughout the ages. The early classic nancy of the 1930s1940s is bold, independent, fearless, and capable. Dec 06, 2012 values for tweed nancy drew books note. Over the decades, the character evolved in response to changes in us culture and.
First page damaged, first page loose,name of first owner. Nancy drew starter set by carolyn keene, hardcover. There are very few nancy drew books that actually are rare. Nancy drew simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The evolution of nancy drew nancy drew and friends. Unfollow vintage nancy drew books to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. Unfollow nancy drew books to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. The frontispiece has been a long running part of the nancy drew books. The clue in the jewel box nancy drew, book 20 keene, carolyn on. Spam or selfpromotional the list is spam or selfpromotional. The best way to see if a nancy drew book might have value is to run a search on ebay, select sold, then view the results. The complete series list for nancy drew mystery stories carolyn keene. The first writings in the nancy drew mystery stories were written by mildred a.1428 20 1379 276 1441 1226 671 738 1441 268 1188 1155 1645 527 190 4 990 1529 216 1407 958 1452 507 549 1358 1340 1329 652 519 1320 620