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- DescriptionHoratio Alger, Jr. (1832-1899) was a 19th-century American author who wrote approximately 135 vels. Many of his works have been described as rags to riches stories, illustrating how down-and-out boys might be able to achieve the American Dream of wealth and success through hard work, courage, determination, and concern for others. He is ted as a significant figure in the history of American cultural and social ideals, even though his vels are rarely read these days. After attending Harvard Divinity School from 1857 to 1860, he took a ten-month tour of Europe and produced works of a patriotic nature. Algeras empathy with the young working men, coupled with the moral values he learned at home, formed the basis of the first vel in his Ragged Dick (1867). The book was an immediate success, spurring a vast collection of sequels and similar vels, including Luck and Pluck (1869) and Tattered Tom (1871). Amongst his other works are Five Hundred Dollars; or, Jacob Marloweas Secret (1890) and The Young Acrobat of the Great North American Circus (1900).
- Author(s)Horatio Alger
- PublisherDodo Press
- Date of Publication01/11/2008
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectChildren's Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintDodo Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight290 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine11 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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