Horatio Alger, Jr. (2 books)

(18321899)

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Horatio Alger, Jr. (January 13, 1832 – July 18, 1899) was a prolific 19th-century American author, best known for his many formulaic juvenile novels about impoverished boys and their rise from humble backgrounds to lives of middle-class security and comfort through hard work, determination, courage, and honesty. His writings were characterized by the "rags-to-riches" narrative, which had a formative… (more)

 

Ragged Dick; or, Street Life in New York with the Boot Blacks

by Horatio Alger, Jr.

Ragged Dick; or, Street Life in New York with the Boot Blacks is a Bildungsroman by Horatio Alger, Jr. serialized in Student and Schoolmate in 1867, and released as a full length novel in May 1868 by A. K. Loring....

Fame and Fortune; or, The Progress of Richard Hunter

by Horatio Alger, Jr.

Fame and Fortune is the sequel to the adventure book Ragged Dick.

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