Ragged Dick

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Echo Library, Aug 1, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 120 pages
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A novel, subtitled 'street life in New York with the boot-blacks' from a popular figure in the history of American social ideals

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Review: Ragged Dick (Ragged Dick series #1)

User Review  - Alex - Goodreads

Horatio Alger was the inventor, or at least the popularizer, of the "pull yourself up by your bootstraps" ethos in America. I heard his name many times growing up, but no one reads his books anymore ... Read full review

Review: Ragged Dick (Ragged Dick series #1)

User Review  - Robert Hyman - Goodreads

I saw Ragged Dick while watching Boardwalk Empire. It was Nucky Thompson's favourite book given to him by his mother, which he passed on to a nephew. That aroused my curiosity. When I saw that it was ... Read full review

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Horatio Alger was born in Massachusetts in 1832. He was a graduate of Harvard University. He was considered one of the most renown writers of the 19th Century. His protagonists were usually young boys who struggled from poverty to achieve success in life. He wrote over 100 books with that theme. His titles include "Ragged Dick," "Adrift in New York," 'Sink or Swim," and "The Odds Against Him," "Rough and Ready,"Sam's Chance,"and "Paul the Peddler." Alger died in 1899.

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