Ragged Dick: Street Life in New York with the Boot-Blacks

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The Floating Press, Jan 1, 2009 - Fiction - 314 pages
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Originally published in serialized form, Ragged Dick is the type of heartwarming young-adult novel for which Horatio Alger is well-known. The story follows the adventures of the eponymous Dick, a young shoe polisher who overcomes his low circumstances and rises through the ranks of society by dint of his diligence, persistence, and general good cheer.
 

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Contents

Preface
6
Chapter I Ragged Dick is Introduced to the Reader
8
Chapter II Johnny Nolan
18
Chapter III Dick Makes a Proposition
30
Chapter IV Dicks New Suit
42
Chapter V Chatham Street and Broadway
53
Chapter VI Up Broadway to Madison Square
66
Chapter VII The PocketBook
77
Chapter XV Dick Secures a Tutor
169
Chapter XVI The First Lesson
181
Chapter XVII Dicks First Appearance in Society
192
Chapter XVIII Micky Maguires Second Defeat
205
Chapter XIX Fosdick Changes His Business
217
Chapter XX Nine Months Later
230
Chapter XXI Dick Loses His BankBook
243
Chapter XXII Tracking the Thief
256

Chapter VIII Dicks Early History
90
Chapter IX A Scene in a Third Avenue Car
99
Chapter X Introduces a Victim of Misplaced Confidence
114
Chapter XI Dick as a Detective
126
Chapter XII Dick Hires a Room on Mott Street
139
Chapter XIII Micky Maguire
149
Chapter XIV A Battle and a Victory
157
Chapter XXIII Travis is Arrested
268
Chapter XXIV Dick Receives a Letter
278
Chapter XXV Dick Writes His First Letter
289
Chapter XXVI An Exciting Adventure
297
Chapter XXVII Conclusion
306
Endnotes
313
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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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