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His wife had a maid and cook and there were nurses for the children. The Stratemeyers owned a player piano, Victrola (phonograph), and telephone. 31 32 EDWARD STRATEMEYER: CREATOR OF THE HARDY BOYS AND NANCY DREW As an automobile enthusiast, Stratemeyer owned several touring cars in which he and his wife lo ved to drive. Dr. Ilana Nash, another Stratemeyer scholar, writes about Stratemeyer’s lo ve of baseball, especially the Ne w York Giants and their pitcher, Christy Mathewson. She writes, “This choice is revealing, for it tells us something of Stratemeyer’s taste in heroes.

In The River Boys Winning a Fortune, Dick Ro ver e xclaims, “I’ll tell you w hat — old friends are best! . ” In Syndicate no vels, mythical towns and locations were intertwined with real ones. When the Rover Boys weren’t on the road, they were at home on Ri verside Drive in Manhattan—a very real location. No matter the setting, the protagonists are able to get their w ork done unimpeded by adult interv ention. Whether parents, teachers, or police — no one ever seems to bother the bo y and girl sleuths.

The second generation of Ro ver Bo y detecti ves w as launched in 1917 and ran until 1926. Strateme yer balanced the series and perhaps k ept it easier for the reader to k eep track of all the Rovers running around by creating the children in the image of their f athers with the same personality traits. , and exhibited the same leadership abilities. Dick, the middle original Rover, had twin boys, Andy and Randy, as energetic and mischievous as he. And Sam’s son, Fred, was quiet and nondescript, just as his father had been.

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