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

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

Fame and Fortune - Horatio Alger Jr. [ 2Nd Edition & Great Illustrated Classics - Vintage Classics ] (ANNOTATED)

"A work of Horatio Alger Jr.. This ebook contains the original content. Richard Hunter, in this sequel to Ragged Dick, continues his way in the world through hard work and excellent morals. He, along with his friend Henry, continue their positive outlook as they try to advance their lives. But Dick soon finds envy and jealousy leads others to work against him. How will Dick react as he tries to strive forward while others conspire to hold him down? Enjoy the full story!"
Publication date: 02/20/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 184 pages

Adrift in New York - Horatio Alger Jr. [ 3Rd Edition & Completed - Whitman Classics ] (ANNOTATED)

"A work of Horatio Alger Jr.. This ebook contains the original content. 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. Enjoy the full story!"
Publication date: 02/20/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 258 pages

Fame and Fortune; or, The Progress of Richard Hunter(Annotated)

Fame and Fortune is the sequel to the adventure book Ragged Dick.
Publication date: 02/21/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 148 pages

Frank Hunter's Peril

Frank Hunter's Peril by Alger Horatio Jr. 1832-1899
Publication date: 02/20/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 122 pages

Rough and Ready

"Rough and Ready" is presented to the public as the fourth volume of the "Ragged Dick Series," and, like two of its predecessors, was contributed as a serial to the "Schoolmate," a popular juvenile magazine. Its second title, "Life among the New York Newsboys," describes its character and purpose. While the young hero may be regarded as a favorable example of his class, the circumstances of his lot, aggravated by the persecutions of an intemperate parent, are unfortunately too common, as any one at all familiar with the history of the neglected street children in our cities will readily acknowledge.If "Rough and Ready" has more virtues and fewer faults than most of his class, his history will at least teach the valuable lesson that honesty and good principles are not incompatible even with the greatest social disadvantages, and will, it is hoped, serve as an incentive and stimulus to the young people who may read it.
Publication date: 07/27/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 278 pages

Mark, the Match Boy (Annotated & Illustrated): Richard Hunter's Ward (Ragged Dick Book 3)

*This Book is annotated (it contains a detailed biography of the author). *An active Table of Contents has been added by the publisher for a better customer experience. *This book has been checked and corrected for spelling errors."Mark, the Match Boy," is the third volume of the "Ragged Dick Series," and, like its predecessors, aims to describe a special phase of street life in New York. While it is complete in itself, several characters are introduced who have figured conspicuously in the preceding volumes; and the curiosity as to their future history, which has been expressed by many young readers, will be found to be gratified in the present volume.The author has observed with pleasure the increased public attention which has been drawn to the condition of these little waifs of city life, by articles in our leading magazines, and in other ways; and hopes that the result will be to strengthen and assist the philanthropic efforts which are making to rescue them from their vagabond condition, and train them up to be useful members of society. That his own efforts have been received with so large a measure of public favor, not limited to the young readers for whom the series is especially written, the author desires to express his grateful thanks.
Publication date: 08/11/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 197 pages

Frank Hunter's Peril (Annotated)

Frank was boy with a fortune on his head. His mother was widowed. The dangers were all round, only waiting for the right moment to strike!Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Publication date: 02/19/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 205 pages

Nelson The Newsboy; Or, Afloat in New York - Horatio Alger Jr., Edward Stratemeyer

"Nelson the Newsboy" relates the adventures of a wide-awake lad in the great metropolis. The youth is of unknown parentage and is thrown out upon his own resources at a tender age. He becomes at first a newsboy, and from that gradually works up to something better. He is often tempted to do wrong—the temptation becoming particularly hard on account of his extreme poverty—but there is that in his make-up which keeps him in the right path, and in the end he becomes a victor in more ways than one.So much for the seamy side of life in New York, which, alas! is by far the greater side. On the other hand, there are those who are well-to-do and aristocratic who are interested in learning what has become of the boy, and these furnish a view of life in the upper society of the metropolis. How the youthful hero fares in the end is told in the pages which follow.In its original form Mr. Alger intended this story of New York life for a semi-juvenile drama. But it was not used in that shape, and when the gifted author of so many interesting stories for young people had laid aside his pen forever, this manuscript, with others, was placed in the hands of the present writer, to be made over into such a volume as might have met with the noted author's approval. The other books having proved successful, my one wish is that this may follow in their footsteps.Arthur M. Winfield.June 15, 1901.
Published by: anboco | Publication date: 07/05/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 150 pages

The Premium Complete Collection of Horatio Alger Jr. (Annotated): (Collection Includes Five Hundred Dollars, Young Captain Jack, Bound to Rise, Brave and Bold, Andy Grant's Pluck, & More)

Detailed Biography Included at the Start.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
Publication date: 05/24/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 13057 pages
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