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  - Ellen B - Goodreads

This was a reread for me. The first time I read it was a few years ago and at somewhat of a slower pace. Reading it again, there were times I had to suspend disbelief regarding some elements of the plot. All in all though, it's a nice, heart-warming tale of a boy who realizes his potential. Read full review

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Talking Politics
William A. Gamson
Limited preview - 1992

About the author (2006)

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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