Adrift in New York: Tom and Florence Braving the World

      Jr. Horatio Alger / History & Fiction
Adrift in New York: Tom and Florence Braving the World

Horatio Alger (1832 - 1899) was one of the most influential American authors of the 19th century, who wrote Adrift in New York: or, Tom and Florence Braving the World. 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 Adrift in New York: or, Tom and Florence Braving the World convinced generations that they could triumph over their circumstances and become an Alger Hero
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    Bound to Rise; Or, Up the Ladder

      Jr. Horatio Alger / History & Fiction
Bound to Rise; Or, Up the Ladder

An inspirational story about how individual traits and efforts help one to rise and progress. It is the story that eloquently compares and contrasts between two characters: their attitudes, efforts and consequently their success and failure. It centers around a fourteen-year-old boy named Harry who leaves home in search of work. He is determined to pay a debt his father was forced to incur. By hard work and perseverance as well as his motto "Live and Learn" Harry overcomes challenges to meet his goal and returns victorious.
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    The Store Boy

      Jr. Horatio Alger / Young Adult
The Store Boy

Ben Barclay checked the horse he was driving and looked attentively at the speaker. He was a stout-built, dark-complexioned man, with a beard of a weeks growth, wearing an old and dirty suit, which would have reduced any tailor to despair if taken to him for cleaning and repairs. A loose hat, with a torn crown, surmounted a singularly ill-flavored visage. A tramp, and a hard-looking one! said Ben to himself. He hesitated about answering, being naturally reluctant to have such a traveling companion. Well, what do you say? demanded the tramp, rather impatiently. There splenty of room on that seat, and Im dead tired. Where are you going? said Ben.(Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and don't occur in the book.)About the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology.Forgotten Books' Classic Reprint Series utilizes the latest technology to regenerate facsimiles of historically important writings. Careful attention has been made to accurately preserve the original format of each page whilst digitally enhancing the aged text. Read books online for free at www.forgottenbooks.org --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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    Brave and Bold; Or, The Fortunes of Robert Rushton

      Jr. Horatio Alger / Young Adult
Brave and Bold; Or, The Fortunes of Robert Rushton

Brave and Bold was the first in a new series of Alger novels published by Loring, and the first in which sex rears its head. Before Brave and Bold, the girls of the hero's age were sisters or simply prop figures. In this new book, Hester Paine, the lovely daughter of Millville's most prominent citizen and the reigning village belle, becomes a source of fascination and contention for "factory boy" hero Robert Rushton and his nemesis, the rich, snobbish, kid glove-wearing youth Halbert Davis. Brave and Bold hit a new high in Alger's work, according Edwin Hoyt, but Hoyt describes the story as a "fiasco".[3] Gary Scharnhorst describes it as "horrifying", and lists a shooting, a stabbing, and a suicide among the book's elements.[4] The book was reviewed by a reader of the children's magazine St. Nicholas; he described it as "of the sensational order" and was glad he did not meet its characters in real life. This was the last review of an Alger work published by the prestigious magazine. The book initiated the controversy over making Alger's works available to the young.
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    Paul Prescott's Charge

      Jr. Horatio Alger / History & Fiction
Paul Prescotts Charge

If you’ve ever used the phrase “rags to riches,” you owe that to Horatio Alger, Jr. (1832-1899), who popularized the idea through his fictional writings that also served as a theme for the way America viewed itself as a country. Alger’s works about poor boys rising to better living conditions through hard work, determination, courage, honesty, and morals was popular with both adults and younger readers. Alger’s writings happened to correspond with America’s Gilded Age, a time of increasing prosperity in a nation rebuilding from the Civil War. His lifelong theme of rags to riches continued to gain popularity but has gradually lessened since the 1920s. Still, readers today often come across Ragged Dick and stories like it in school.
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    Frank's Campaign; Or, The Farm and the Camp

      Jr. Horatio Alger / Young Adult
Franks Campaign; Or, The Farm and the Camp

This book wraps the reality of lives in an inspirational tale of hard work and pluck. Success wasn't becoming a millionaire, it was getting a steady job with prospects for advancement. In Frank's Campaign, a boy goes on a pretty uneventful but somehow adventurous trip to the farm to help out, even though he's unskilled in farm work.
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    Paul the Peddler; Or, The Fortunes of a Young Street Merchant

      Jr. Horatio Alger / Young Adult
Paul the Peddler; Or, The Fortunes of a Young Street Merchant

This book was digitized and reprinted from the collections of the University of California Libraries. It was produced from digital images created through the libraries’ mass digitization efforts. The digital images were cleaned and prepared for printing through automated processes. Despite the cleaning process, occasional flaws may still be present that were part of the original work itself, or introduced during digitization. This book and hundreds of thousands of others can be found online in the HathiTrust Digital Library at www.hathitrust.org. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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    The Young Explorer; Or, Claiming His Fortune

      Jr. Horatio Alger / Young Adult
The Young Explorer; Or, Claiming His Fortune

Ben heard every word that was said, and it confirmed his suspicions. There was no doubt that an attempt would be made to rob him and his companion before morning, and the prospect was not pleasant. By submitting quietly he would come to no harm, and the loss of the money would not be irreparable. He and Bradley had each started with a hundred dollars, supplied by Miss Doughlas, and thus far but little of this sum had been spent. Their employer would doubtless send them a further supply if they were robbed, but they would be reluctant to apply to her, since the loss would be partly the result of their imprudence.
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