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By Walter Farley

ISBN-10: 0307804895

ISBN-13: 9780307804891

Greater than something, Steve Duncan goals of racing his large, wild stallion, Flame. the pony is untrained, yet awfully speedy and Steve simply desires to convey him off. while strangers appear and provide to make Steve’s dream a truth, Steve can't think his good fortune. yet quickly he realizes expert racetrack is not any position for an unbroken stallion.From the alternate Paperback version

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By virtue of her profession, however, Nancy breaks both taboos when, as all detectives must, she acts in order to know. In her alliance with knowledge as well as her active self-determination, Nancy represents a distinctly ‘unfeminine’ lifestyle, which is exactly why she has fascinated female readers for decades. We can also see this intriguing dynamic of active knowledge at work in two novels which predate Nancy Drew and, arguably, much of children’s mystery literature: Frances Hodgson Burnett’s A Little Princess (1888) and The Secret Garden (1911).

Female characters in both religious tracts and ‘penny dreadfuls’ were either damsels in distress, pure, innocent models of nineteenth-century femininity … [or] girls or women who have been led astray by passion or by a desire for wealth or power, and who are invariably punished for their unfeminine behaviour. (Gorham, ‘Ideology’, 41) In order for children – especially female children – to be able to exercise authority, then, the figures which usually exert control over them 36 Mary Jeanette Moran must be removed or made ineffective, and Burnett does this with a vengeance.

London: Unwin, 1975. Traherne, Thomas. ), Thomas Traherne: Selected Poems and Prose. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1991, pp. 187–315. Vaughan, Henry. ), The Complete Poetry of Henry Vaughan. New York: Anchor, 1964, p. 169. Wilson, A. N. C. S. Lewis: A Biography. London: Collins, 1990. 3 Nancy’s Ancestors: the Mystery of Imaginative Female Power in The Secret Garden and A Little Princess Mary Jeanette Moran When my grandmother gave me The Secret of the Old Clock (1930), the first book in the Nancy Drew series, I immediately became addicted to the escapades of the dauntless heroine.

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