The lost life of Horatio Alger, Jr
Recounts the life of the popular nineteenth-century American novelist, explains his reasons for leaving the ministry, and assesses the influence of his rags-to-riches novels
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Bound to Rise 18601866
Adrift in New York 18661873
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