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Tom Temple's Career

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Horatio Alger Jr. (1832-1899) was a prolific 19th-century American writer, best known for his many young adult novels about impoverished boys and their rise from humble backgrounds to lives of middle-class security and comfort through hard work, determination, courage, and honesty. His writings were characterized by the "rags-to-riches" narrative, which had a formative effect on America during the Gilded Age.
Published by: Wildside Press | Publication date: 03/07/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 292 pages

FRANK HUNTER'S PERIL Annotated Illustrated Classics Author Biography BY HORATIO ALGER, JR.

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FRANK AND BEN."Is your mother at home, Frank?" asked a soft voice.Frank Hunter was stretched on the lawn in a careless posture, but looked up quickly as the question fell upon his ear. A man of middle height and middle age was looking at him from the other side of the gate.Frank rose from his grassy couch and answered coldly:"Yes, sir; I believe so. I will go in and see.""Oh, don't trouble yourself, my young friend," said Mr. Craven, opening the gate and advancing toward the door with a brisk step. "I will ring the bell; I want to see your mother on a little business."[6]"Seems to me he has a good deal of business with mother," Frank said to himself. "There's something about the man I don't like, though he always treats me well enough. Perhaps it's his looks.""How are you, Frank?"Frank looked around, and saw his particular friend, Ben Cameron, just entering the gate."Tip-top, Ben," he answered, cordially. "I'm glad you've come.""I'm glad to hear it; I thought you might be engaged.""Engaged? What do you mean, Ben?" asked Frank, with a puzzled expression."Engaged in entertaining your future step-father," said Ben, laughing."My future step-father!" returned Frank, quickly; "you are speaking in riddles, Ben.""Oh! well, if I must speak out, I saw Mr. Craven ahead of me.""Mr. Craven! Well, what if you did?""Why, Frank, you must know the cause of his attentions to your mother.""Ben," said Frank, his face flushing with anger, "you are my friend, [7]but I don't want even you to hint at such a thing as that.""Have I displeased you, Frank?""No, no; I won't think of it any more.""I am afraid, Frank, you will have to think of it more," said his companion, gravely."You surely don't mean, Ben, that you have the least idea that my mother would marry such a man as that?"
Publication date: 02/20/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 180 pages

The Cash Boy by Horatio Alger Jr.

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THIS BOOK IS ILLUSTRATED WITH DIFFERENT ILLUSTRATIONSA group of boys was assembled in an open field to the west of the public schoolhouse in the town of Crawford. Most of them held hats in their hands, while two, stationed sixty feet distant from each other, were ``having catch.''Tom Pinkerton, son of Deacon Pinkerton, had just returned from Brooklyn, and while there had witnessed a match game between two professional clubs. On his return he proposed that the boys of Crawford should establish a club, to be known as the Excelsior Club of Crawford, to play among themselves, and on suitable occasions to challenge clubs belonging to other villages. This proposal was received with instant approval.
Publication date: 07/19/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 66 pages

The Young Salesman by Horatio Alger Jr: Young Salesman

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Horatio Alger (1832 - 1899) was one of the most influential American authors of the 19th century, who wrote Young Salesman, The. A prolific author, he wrote more than a hundred books on the same theme: that honesty, cheerfulness, virtue, thrift, and hard work would be rewarded with success. While his plots and dialogue sometimes lacked creativity, he can be credited with helping to create an uniquely American philosophy of Strive and Succeed. Titles such as Sink or Swim, Shifting for Himself, and Young Salesman, The convinced generations that they could triumph over their circumstances and become an Alger Hero.
Publication date: 03/20/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 258 pages

Adrift in New York - Horatio Alger Jr [Oxford world's classics] (Annotated)

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"Set in 19th century New York, this is the story of a wealthy old man who adopts his orphaned nephew and niece after his own four year old son mysteriously disappears. However, under a smooth exterior, the nephew is a conniving and avaricious villain who wants to grab all the old man's wealth for himself. This is also the story of a young boy, who doesn't know he's the sole heir to a fabulous fortune, but grows up homeless in the streets of New York. The villainous nephew proposes marriage to his cousin with a view to grabbing the entire inheritance. The story takes several twists and turns before it reaches its unexpected conclusion.Adrift in New York was published in 1900. It is one of the 135 novels written by Horatio Alger Jr., an extremely prolific writer of young adult literature. Most of his books were centered on boys in poor circumstances who rise above them through hard work, honesty, courage and determination. Another important theme in all his books is how a stroke of luck or a fortuitous meeting with a rich, older philanthropist changes the life of his young hero.Alger was born in a relatively well to do family with strong roots in the Church. His ancestors were early New England settlers who were among the founding fathers of America. Alger Sr. was a Unitarian minister who hoped that his son would follow him into the ministry, but financial troubles soon compelled young Horatio to abandon these plans. He finished school and went up to Harvard, where he did extremely well academically. By this time he had begun writing and was submitting poems and short pieces to local newspapers and magazines. After college, he returned home with few work prospects. Circumstances forced him to take up an editing job which he hated. In less than a year, he left to begin teaching at a boys' boarding school. He continued writing novels, which were told from a woman's point of view. He drifted between different careers, and finally retired to New York, where he wrote his first bestseller, Ragged Dick. A life of relative ease and wealth began and he adopted several street boys whom he guided into successful careers. He continued to write almost formulaic novels centered round the rags-to-riches theme.Adrift in New York was extremely popular in its time, like most of Alger's novels. At one time, Alger's fame rivaled that of Mark Twain's in the American imagination. Though hardly known or read now, Alger's novels are interesting and make a very pleasant read."
Publication date: 02/26/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 258 pages

Shifting For Himself - Horatio Alger Jr [Oxford world's classics] (Annotated)

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This book is about the life of Gilbert Greyson. Gilbert has just been informed by his mysterious that he cannot complete school past the current term. Gilbert goes to see his guardian, Richard Briggs, in New York and is told that he has no more money, and that he must work for a living. Gilbert enters the business world at the Stock Exchange but has many different problems. He endures his troubles and never gives up and is rewarded. Gilbert's diligence is contrasted with the behavior Randolph Briggs, his guardian's son, who is neither hardworking or frugal.
Publication date: 02/26/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 221 pages

Young Captain Jack - Horatio Alger Jr [Oxford world's classics] (Annotated)

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"YOUNG CAPTAIN JACK" relates the adventures of a boy waif, who is cast upon the Atlantic shore of one of our Southern States and taken into one of the leading families of the locality. The youth grows up as a member of the family, knowing little or nothing of his past. This is at the time of the Civil War, when the locality is in constant agitation, fearing that a battle will be fought in the immediate vicinity. During this time there appears upon the scene a Confederate surgeon who, for reasons of his own, claims Jack as his son. The youth has had trouble with this man and despises him. He cannot make himself believe that the surgeon is his parent and he refuses to leave his foster mother, who thinks the world of him. Many complications arise, but in the end the truth concerning the youth's identity is uncovered, and all ends happily for the young son of a soldier.
Publication date: 02/26/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 309 pages

The Premium Complete Collection of Horatio Alger Jr.: (Huge Collection Including Five Hundred Dollars, Young Captain Jack, Bound to Rise, Brave and Bold. Grant's Pluck, Frank's Campaign, And More)

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Horatio Alger Jr. (January 13, 1832 – July 18, 1899) was a prolific 19th-century American writer, best known for his many young adult novels about impoverished boys and their rise from humble backgrounds to lives of middle-class security and comfort through hard work, determination, courage, and honesty. His writings were characterized by the "rags-to-riches" narrative, which had a formative effect on America during the Gilded Age.Collection of 60 Works of Horatio Alger Jr________________________________________Andy Grant's PluckBalladsBen, the Luggage BoyBen's NuggetBound to RiseBrave and BoldCast Upon the BreakersChester RandDo and DareDriven From HomeFacing the WorldFame and FortuneFive Hundred DollarsFrank and FearlessFrank's CampaignFrom Canal Boy to PresidentFrom Farm to FortuneGrandther BalladsHector's InheritanceHelping HimselfHerbert Carter's LegacyIn A New WorldJack's WardJoe The Hotel BoyJoe's LuckLuke WaltonMaking His WayMark Mason's VictoryNothing to EatOnly An Irish BoyPaul Prescott's ChargePaul the PeddlerPhil the FiddlerRagged DickRandy of the RiverRisen from the RanksRobert Coverdale's StruggleRufus and RoseSam's ChanceSlow and SureStruggling UpwardThe Cash BoyThe Erie Train BoyThe Errand BoyThe Store BoyThe Telegraph BoyThe Tin BoxThe Young Acrobat of the Great North American CircusThe Young AdventurerThe Young Bank MessengerThe Young ExplorerThe Young MinerThe Young MusicianThe Young OutlawTimothy Crump's WardTom The BootblackTry and TrustWait and HopeWalter Sherwood's ProbationYoung Captain Jack
Published by: Qasim Idrees | Publication date: 02/14/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 5014 pages

Ragged Dick - Horatio Alger Jr. (ANNOTATED) [Vintage Classics] Original Edition

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Ragged Dick by Horatio Alger Jr.A fourteen year old homeless boy, Dick, tries to make an honest living in the streets of 1860s New York as a bootblack. He is determined to stay honorable, though he is tempted many times to easy pickings and a life of crime. When a regular customer is impressed by Dick's integrity and invites him to his mansion, this marks a turning point in the life of the young street-smart teenager.Ragged Dick by Horatio Alger Jr was first published in 1868. It represents a typical coming of age story in which a child attains the maturity of adulthood through circumstances in which important choices are made. It was the first in a six-series set written by the prolific American writer, best known for his stories of young boys who overcome poverty and social disadvantages to become assimilated in the great American middle class. Many of Alger's stories follow a well-known theme and formula but were extremely well-received and popular among readers of a previous generation. Ragged Dick was an instant best-seller and achieved huge attention from old and young readers and critics alike. Alger went on to write more than a hundred novels, though his later works were more sensational and characterized by violence and murder, and not found very suitable for young readers.Horatio Alger was dismissed from service as a Unitarian minister under suspicious circumstances, though nothing was proven against him. He began working as a volunteer in New York's slum areas, helping to provide assistance to young homeless people. Around this time, he started writing articles in journals and finally moved into novel writing. Ragged Dick first appeared in the journal Student and Schoolmate, a magazine for young boys and girls, as a 12-part serial and copies of the magazine sold out almost instantly. It caught the American imagination and skilfully portrayed the hard, coarse, brutal and unforgiving life of the New York slum as no other book had before. Genteel, educated readers had perhaps never encountered the situations depicted in Ragged Dick. This novelty was probably what accounted for the book's success. It was later adapted to stage and as a musical opera called Shine!Besides novels, Alger wrote poetry, essays and articles for various magazines. His work in rehabilitation and assistance to the underprivileged kids of New York is well-known. He left several unfinished books which were completed according to his last will and testament by Edward Stratemeyer, the creator of the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew series.An interesting read for young and old alike!This ebook include the original and unabridged content. Enjoy it!
Publication date: 02/08/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 191 pages

Adrift in New York - Horatio Alger Jr. (ANNOTATED) [University Of Chicago Press] Original Content

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Adrift in New York by Horatio Alger Jr.Set in 19th century New York, this is the story of a wealthy old man who adopts his orphaned nephew and niece after his own four year old son mysteriously disappears. However, under a smooth exterior, the nephew is a conniving and avaricious villain who wants to grab all the old man's wealth for himself. This is also the story of a young boy, who doesn't know he's the sole heir to a fabulous fortune, but grows up homeless in the streets of New York. The villainous nephew proposes marriage to his cousin with a view to grabbing the entire inheritance. The story takes several twists and turns before it reaches its unexpected conclusion.Adrift in New York was published in 1900. It is one of the 135 novels written by Horatio Alger Jr., an extremely prolific writer of young adult literature. Most of his books were centered on boys in poor circumstances who rise above them through hard work, honesty, courage and determination. Another important theme in all his books is how a stroke of luck or a fortuitous meeting with a rich, older philanthropist changes the life of his young hero.Alger was born in a relatively well to do family with strong roots in the Church. His ancestors were early New England settlers who were among the founding fathers of America. Alger Sr. was a Unitarian minister who hoped that his son would follow him into the ministry, but financial troubles soon compelled young Horatio to abandon these plans. He finished school and went up to Harvard, where he did extremely well academically. By this time he had begun writing and was submitting poems and short pieces to local newspapers and magazines. After college, he returned home with few work prospects. Circumstances forced him to take up an editing job which he hated. In less than a year, he left to begin teaching at a boys' boarding school. He continued writing novels, which were told from a woman's point of view. He drifted between different careers, and finally retired to New York, where he wrote his first bestseller, Ragged Dick. A life of relative ease and wealth began and he adopted several street boys whom he guided into successful careers. He continued to write almost formulaic novels centered round the rags-to-riches theme.Adrift in New York was extremely popular in its time, like most of Alger's novels. At one time, Alger's fame rivaled that of Mark Twain's in the American imagination. Though hardly known or read now, Alger's novels are interesting and make a very pleasant read.This ebook include the original and unabridged content. Enjoy it!
Publication date: 02/08/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 275 pages
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