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Edward Stratemeyer

Born: Oct 4, 1862

Death: May 10, 1930

Birthplace: Elizabeth

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Edward Stratemeyer

Date of Birth : Oct 4, 1862
Date of Death : May 10, 1930
Birth Place : Elizabeth

Edward L. Stratemeyer was an American publisher and writer of children's fiction. He was one of the most prolific writers in the world, producing in excess of 1,300 books himself, selling in excess of 500 million copies, and created the well-known fictional-book series for juveniles including The Rover Boys, The Bobbsey Twins, Tom Swift, The Hardy Boys, and Nancy Drew series, among others. On Stratemeyer's legacy, Fortune magazine wrote: "As oil had its Rockefeller, literature had its Stratemeyer."


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