Abbott and? Nancy Drew? They look a little older as time goes by… Some interesting facts about the Hardy Boys series: 1. Dixon nom de plume.
Shelves: s , mystery , young-adult-childrens Acceptable, these things aren't great literature. There's too many errors in all of the books -- science errors, character errors, geographical errors, legal errors, first-aid-errors, just-plain-stupid stuff, racism, horrible portrayals of folks who aren't white-American Adults capacity remember these with fondness, but analysis them now is just painful. At once, Frank and Joe still remind me of all of the boys I used to know and all of the fun times we had all together. These really are fun, wholesome books that anyone can enjoy regardless of gender.
Their namesake books, which were written as a result of Franklin W. Dixon and debuted infeature suspenseful titles such as What Happened at Midnight, Footprints Under the Casement, and The Haunted Fort, which are brought to life with vibrant camouflage art and dramatic frontispieces. Within the slight volumes themselves, the young detectives, who are often joined by their friends, solve mysteries in the fantastic town of Bayport. As a 7-year-old, I felt the books extended an invitation, a promise: You, too, be able to save the day. But beyond the fun exploits, the enduring appeal of the Hardy Boys series, and the reason it has sold more than 70 million copies, stem from its broad relatability. That is, the books take seriously the fact that budding up often means having boundless curio, challenging authority, and wrestling with questions of good versus evil. Rereading the Hardy Boys series has been an opportunity to untangle my nostalgia about the sleuths, who inadvertently helped me understand my identity through a fantastic world not exactly built with boys like me in mind. Fittingly, the origin of the Hardy Boys area monopoly was veiled in its own benevolent of mystery for decades. In actual, there was never a Franklin W.