Ragged Dick: And Mark, the Match Boy

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Simon and Schuster, 1962 - Fiction - 382 pages
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"Though not Alger's first book, Ragged Dick, published in 1867, was the beginning of his series of stories of poor boys who rose from [rags] to riches. ... Of course, little ragged Dick overcomes poverty and scorn to win success as the distinguished Richard Hunter. He, in turn, becomes the protector of Mark, the match boy, hero of the subsequent Alger novel."--Cover.
  

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Review: Ragged Dick & Mark, the Match Boy (Ragged Dick series)

User Review  - Sandy - Goodreads

School read, supposed to be inspiring for all us bored, no-need-to-work-because-we-have-everything adolescents! See what this enterprising young boy made of his life!!! Read full review

Review: Ragged Dick & Mark, the Match Boy (Ragged Dick series)

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Charles Dickens he's not. Read full review

Contents

Ragged Dick Is Introduced to the Reader
39
Johnny Nolan
45
Dick Makes a Proposition
51
Dicks New Suit
57
Chatham Street and Broadway
63
Up Broadway to Madison Square
71
The PocketBook
77
Dicks Early History
85
Richard Hunter at Home
219
At the Astor House
225
Fosdicks Fortune
231
A Difficult Commission
239
Introduces Mark The Match Boy
245
Ben Gibson
251
Fulton Market
257
On the FerryBoat
263

A Scene in a Third Avenue Car
91
Introduces a Victim of Misplaced Confidence
99
Dick as a Detective
105
Dick Hires a Room on Mott Street
113
Micky Maguire
119
A Battie and a Victory
125
Dick Secures a Tutor
131
The First Lesson
137
Dicks First Appearance in Society
143
Micky Maguires Second Defeat
151
Fosdick Changes His Business
157
Nine Months Later
165
Dick Loses His BankBook
173
Tracking the Thief
181
Travis Is Arrested
189
Dick Receives a Letter
195
Dick Writes His First Letter
201
An Exciting Adventure
207
Conclusion
213
MARK THE MATCH
217
A Pleasant Discovery
269
On the War Path
275
Marks Victory
281
The Newsboys Lodging House
289
What Befell the Match Boy
295
Richard Hunters Ward
301
Mark Gets a Place
307
Marks First Impressions
313
Bad Advice
319
The First Step
325
Richard Hunter Is Promoted
331
The Madison Club
337
Roswell Joins the Madison Club
343
A Club Night
349
Who Was the Thief?
355
An Excursion to Fort Hamilton
363
An Important Discovery
371
Conclusion
377
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About the author (1962)

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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