Fame and Fortune

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BiblioBazaar, 2008 - 176 pages
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Fame and Fortune, by Alger Jr., Horatio - Akasha Classics, AkashaPublishing.Com - Horatio Alger is famous for his 'rags to riches' tales, which combine a gripping story with a real compassion for the underdogs in life. Fame and Fortune continues the story of one of Alger's first creations, the resourceful former street urchin, Dick Hunter. Having saved the life of a wealthy man's son, Dick has been given a well-paying clerk's job. Now he continues to work his way up in the world, striving to bring some of his fellow street boys with him, including his former nemesis, the bully Micky Maguire. Alger's stories captured the imagination of 19th Century America, and his message became part of the fabric of the American Dream - with hard work and good luck, anything is possible.

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The continuing story of "Ragged Dick" -- cute, mindless entertainment from another era. Dick's sense of humor reminds me of my father. I keep seeing the young boy that Dad was and how he coped with ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Hildegard Hoeller is Professor of English at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York. She is the author of "Edith Wharton's Dialogue with Realism and Sentimental Fiction" and co-author, with Rebecca Brittenheim, of "Key Words for Academic Writers". Her essays on nineteenth and early-twentieth century American literature have appeared in many journals, among them "American Literature, Studies in American Fiction", and "American Literary Realism".

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