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The Secret of the Old Clock [Revised Edition] (Nancy Drew Mystery [Revised] #1)

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Title:The Secret of the Old Clock [Revised Edition] (Nancy Drew Mystery [Revised] #1)
Author:
Adams, Harriet Stratemeyer  Writing under the pseudonym: Keene, Carolyn   
(13 of 15 for author by title)
The Spider Sapphire Mystery (Nancy Drew Mystery #45)
The Ringmaster's Secret (Nancy Drew Mystery #31)
Published:   1959
Publisher:Grosset & Dunlap
Tags:amateur detective, detective, fiction, mystery, female detectives, Nancy Drew (Fictional character)
Description:

This is the rewritten in 1959 edition.

In this, the first book of the series, Nancy Drew is introduced to us, and searches for a missing will. Struggling relatives have no claim, only the evil already-rich ones are heirs by the only known will.

In the Harriet Adams rewrite, Nancy is depicted as a less impulsive, less headstrong girl of Stratemeyer and Mildred’s vision, to a milder, more sedate and refined girl— "more sugar and less spice", with an extensive wardrobe and a more charitable outlook. Helen now appears older, perhaps in preparation for her eventual "write-out" after Volume 4 of the revised series (no explanation is made in the original series) to introduce Bess and her cousin George. Readers have noted two figures illustrated in the same vein as the cousins appear in a 1959 illustration at a girls' camp. Racial stereotypes are omitted. Action is increased significantly and is faster-paced. Greater detail is given to develop Nancy and her home. [Suggest a different description.]

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