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Frank Merriwell's Son
Frank Merriwell's Son, 9781434405005  

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Frank Merriwell's Son

Burt L. Standish
ISBN:   1434405001   List Price:    INR 847.69
ISBN-13:   9781434405005       (USD 11.99)
Publisher:   Wildside Press   Pages:    180
Binding:   Paperback   Weight:    0.7 Pounds
Dimension:   9.0 x 6.0 x 0.5 Inches   Language:    English
Pub. Year:   2009      
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Frank Merriwell was the fictional creation of Gilbert Patten, who wrote under the pseudonym Burt L. Standish. The model for all later American juvenile sports fiction, Merriwell excelled at football, baseball, crew, and track at Yale while solving mysteries and righting wrongs. He played with great strength and received traumatic blows without injury.

A biographical entry on Patten noted that Frank Merriwell "had little in common with his creator or his readers." Patten offered some

Merriwell's classmates observed, "He never drinks. That's how he keeps himself in such fine condition all the time. He will not smoke, either, and he takes his exercise regularly. He is really a remarkable freshie."

Merriwell originally appeared in a series of magazine stories starting April 18, 1896 ("Frank Merriwell: or, First Days at Fardale") in Tip Top Weekly, continuing through 1912, and later in dime novels and comic books. Patten would confine himself to a hotel room for a week to write an entire story.  more >>

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