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Edward Stratemeyer

Stratemeyer, Edward (1862–1930), U.S. writer of popular children's literature. His Stratemeyer Syndicate was established in New York City in 1906 with a large staff of writers to develop new productions. The author of more than 160 books (many published under other names), Stratemeyer commonly invented teenage heroes and heroines in adventure-filled tales, including the stories of the Hardy Boys (“Franklin W. Dixon”) and the Nancy Drew books (“Carolyn Keene”).

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