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Frank Merriwell Burt L. Standish

Frank Merriwell

Burt L. Standish

Published October 8th 2009
ISBN : 9781438526850
Paperback
70 pages
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 About the Book 

Burt L. Standish is the pseudonym for William George Gilbert Patten (1866 - 1945) who wrote dime novels and is best known as author of the Frank Merriwell stories. Merriwell excelled at football, baseball, basketball, crew and track at Yale whileMoreBurt L. Standish is the pseudonym for William George Gilbert Patten (1866 - 1945) who wrote dime novels and is best known as author of the Frank Merriwell stories. Merriwell excelled at football, baseball, basketball, crew and track at Yale while solving mysteries and righting wrongs. Standish said, The name was symbolic of the chief characteristics I desired my hero to have. Frank for frankness, merry for a happy disposition, well for health and abounding vitality. The Frank Merriwell comic strip began in 1928, continuing until 1936. The main characters in the series were Frank his half brother Dick and Franks son Frank Jr. In this book Frank Jr. ends up helping a professor who wants to find a gold mine.