Fame and Fortune; or, The Progress of Richard Hunter (Illustrated Edition)

By: Alger, Horatio Jr.

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Horatio Alger, Jr. (1832-1899) was a 19th-century American author who wrote approximately 135 novels. 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 noted as a significant figure in the history of American cultural and social ideals, even though his novels 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. Alger's empathy with the young working men, coupled with the moral values he learned at home, formed the basis of the first novel in his Ragged Dick (1867). The book was an immediate success, spurring a vast collection of sequels and similar novels, including Luck and Pluck (1869) and Tattered Tom (1871). Amongst his other works are Five Hundred Dollars; or, Jacob Marlowe's Secret (1890) and The Young Acrobat of the Great North American Circus (1900).

Title: Fame and Fortune; or, The Progress of Richard Hunter (Illustrated Edition)

Author Name: Alger, Horatio Jr.

Categories: Other,

Publisher: United Kingdom, Dodo Pr: 2007

ISBN Number: 140656544X

ISBN Number 13: 9781406565447

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Book

Seller ID: 031203

Description: Very good condition. No interior writing or highlighting. Fame and Fortune; or, The Progress of Richard Hunter (Illustrated Edition) By Alger, Horatio Jr. Product Description Horatio Alger, Jr. (1832-1899) was a 19th-century American author who wrote approximately 135 novels. 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 noted as a significant figure in the history of American cultural and social ideals, even though his novels 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. Alger's empathy with the young working men, coupled with the moral values he learned at home, formed the basis of the first novel in his Ragged Dick (1867). The book was an immediate success, spurring a vast collection of sequels and similar novels, including Luck and Pluck (1869) and Tattered Tom (1871). Amongst his other works are Five Hundred Dollars; or, Jacob Marlowe's Secret (1890) and The Young Acrobat of the Great North American Circus (1900). Product Details Paperback: 188 pages Publisher: Dodo Press (November 30, 2007) Language: English ISBN-10: 140656544X ISBN-13: 9781406565447 Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6 x 0.6 inches

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