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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User Review  - AliceAnna - LibraryThing

OK. He had me until the end. This previously homeless kid is an expert swimmer? Seriously? Where did he learn? Where did he swim? Who taught him? I know it's just some silly adolescent book that is ... Read full review

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Horatio Alger is a writer people talk about as though they've read him without ever actually reading him. I am guilty of this. We think we know what an "Horatio Alger story" is, but few of us have ... Read full review

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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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