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like what I like and not what I'm supposed to like because of
mass rating. And I very much dislike the things I don't like.
~ Erle Stanley Gardner
Stanley Gardner (July 17, 1889 – March 11, 1970) was an
American lawyer and author of detective stories who also
published under the pseudonyms A.A. Fair, Kyle Corning, Charles
M. Green, Carleton Kendrake, Charles J. Kenny, Les Tillray, and
and restless in his nature, he was frankly bored by the routine
of legal practice, the only part of which he enjoyed was trial
work and the development of trial strategy. In his spare time, he
began to write for the "pulp" magazines which also
fostered the early careers of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond
Chandler. He created many different series characters for the
pulps, including the ingenious Lester Leith - a parody of Dorothy
Sayers's Lord Peter Wimsey - and Ken Corning, a crusading lawyer
who was the archetype of his most successful creation: the
fictional lawyer and crime-solver Perry Mason, about whom he
wrote more than fifty novels. With the success of Perry Mason he
gradually reduced his contributions to the pulp magazines,
eventually withdrawing from the medium entirely.
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