Alger, Horatio 1832-1899
Most widely held works about Horatio Alger
Most widely held works by Horatio Alger
Ragged Dick, and Mark, the match boy by Horatio Alger ( Book )
60 editions published between 1868 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 1,399 libraries worldwide
"Though not Alger's first book, Ragged Dick, published in 1867, was the beginning of his series of stories of poor boys who rose from [rags] to riches. ... Of course, little ragged Dick overcomes poverty and scorn to win success as the distinguished Richard Hunter. He, in turn, becomes the protector of Mark, the match boy, hero of the subsequent Alger novel."--Cover.
Struggling upward by Horatio Alger ( Book )
63 editions published between 1890 and 2006 in English and Chinese and held by 1,354 libraries worldwide
Relates the adventures of Luke Larkin, a poor boy who perseveres against many odds and gains success.
Cast upon the breakers by Horatio Alger ( Book )
20 editions published between 1893 and 2006 in English and held by 1,254 libraries worldwide
Left penniless after his inheritance is lost by his guardian, sixteen-year-old Rodney Ropes leaves boarding school and tries to find a way to make a living, continue his education, and maintain his integrity in 1890s New York.
The cash boy by Horatio Alger ( Book )
44 editions published between 1887 and 2006 in English and held by 923 libraries worldwide
Orphaned and poor at age fourteen, Frank Fowler is determined to make a living for himself and his foster sister. He obtains work as a cash boy (i.e., carrying cash between customers and the cashier's desk) at a large retail store. After losing this job, Frank is tricked by an enemy and held prisoner. This action backfires against his enemy, because it enables Frank to find his true identity. Throughout, young Frank demonstrates his mature independence and courageous determination to struggle against heavy odds.
Bound to rise or, Up the ladder by Horatio Alger ( Book )
61 editions published between 1873 and 2010 in English and held by 918 libraries worldwide
In 1870's New Hampshire, fifteen-year-old Harry Walton, determined to help his impoverished family retain their farm, leaves home to find work and, after several different jobs and many adventures, manages to save his family's livelihood and find a promising new career.
Paul the peddler, or, The fortunes of a young street merchant by Horatio Alger ( Book )
62 editions published between 1817 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 911 libraries worldwide
Fourteen-year-old Paul Hoffman supports his widowed mother and handicapped brother by selling candy in the streets of New York, always looking for an opportunity to better himself in business.
Driven from home or, Carl Crawford's experience by Horatio Alger ( Book )
38 editions published between 1890 and 2006 in English and held by 826 libraries worldwide
Falsely accused of theft by his unloving stepmother, young Carl runs away from home, while his friend Gilbert works to clear his name.
Frank's campaign or, The farm and the camp by Horatio Alger ( Book )
18 editions published between 1864 and 2001 in English and held by 820 libraries worldwide
While his father is serving in the Union Army during the Civil War, young Frank must work the family farm and find a way to pay off the mortgage.
Paul Prescott's charge a story for boys by Horatio Alger ( Book )
20 editions published between 1865 and 2006 in English and held by 817 libraries worldwide
Sent to live in the village poor house, a plucky thirteen-year-old orphan runs away to New York City, where he becomes "a young gentleman of fortune" through hard work and fortuitous events.
Phil, the fiddler by Horatio Alger ( Book )
15 editions published between 1872 and 2006 in English and Chinese and held by 785 libraries worldwide
When beatings from the padrone become unbearable, a twelve-year-old Italian street musician in New York runs away to make his own way in the world.
Joe the hotel boy or, Winning out by pluck by Horatio Alger ( Book )
8 editions published between 1906 and 2005 in English and held by 784 libraries worldwide
Joe Bodley, who has been raised by a hermit uncle in a Pennsylvania cabin, finds work in a series of hotels when his uncle dies, and through several lucky encounters, eventually finds his supposedly dead father, the unwitting owner of a valuable mine out West.
The errand boy by Horatio Alger ( Book )
8 editions published between 1888 and 2006 in English and Chinese and held by 758 libraries worldwide
Ballads by Horatio Alger ( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 757 libraries worldwide
Ragged Dick, or, Street life in New York by Horatio Alger ( Book )
6 editions published between 1867 and 1996 in English and held by 755 libraries worldwide
Silas Snobden's office boy by Horatio Alger ( Book )
10 editions published between 1973 and 2005 in English and held by 627 libraries worldwide
After unfairly losing his job as office boy, sixteen-year-old Frank Manton determines, despite many setbacks, to find a way to continue to support his mother and make a new life for them both in 1890s New York.
Adrift in New York, and The world before him by Horatio Alger ( Book )
51 editions published between 1900 and 2007 in English and held by 449 libraries worldwide
Disowned by her guardian in nineteenth-century New York City, seventeen-year-old Florence is befriended by Tom--a boy from the Bowery--with whom she has a surprising connection.
Strive and succeed : Julius, or, The street boy out West ; The store boy, or, The fortunes of Ben Barclay : two novels by Horatio Alger ( Book )
14 editions published between 1874 and 2005 in English and held by 377 libraries worldwide
Julius: A homeless, fifteen-year-old New York City boy is sent by the Children's Aid Society to Brookville, Wisconsin, where his hard work and heroism win him a chance to make his own fortune.
Strive and succeed, or, The progress of Walter Conrad by Horatio Alger ( Book )
45 editions published between 1872 and 2005 in English and held by 314 libraries worldwide
While investigating the value of mining shares left to him by his father, a sixteen-year-old boy takes a job as schoolteacher in a small Western town.
The Erie train boy by Horatio Alger ( Book )
51 editions published between 1890 and 2008 in English and held by 285 libraries worldwide
Relates the adventures of a young boy who supports his family by working on the Erie trains selling cards, newspapers, and novels.
In a new world by Horatio Alger ( Book )
53 editions published between 1892 and 2009 in English and held by 222 libraries worldwide
In the nineteenth century, two sixteen-year-old American boys try to strike it rich in Australia's gold mining region.
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Alger, Horatio jr. 1832-1899
Author of Ben, the luggage boy, 1832-1899
Author of Brave and bold series, 1832-1899
Author of Campaign series, 1832-1899
Author of Charlie Codman's cruise, 1832-1899
Author of Fame and fortune, 1832-1899
Author of Frank's campaign, 1832-1899
Author of Helen Ford, 1832-1899
Author of Luck and pluck series, 1832-1899
Author of Mark, the matchboy, 1832-1899
Author of Paul Prescott's charge, 1832-1899
Author of Ragged Dick, 1832-1899
Author of Rough and Ready, 1832-1899
Author of Rufus and Rose, 1832-1899
Author of Tattered Tom series, 1832-1899
Ben, the luggage boy, Author of, 1832-1899
Brave and bold series, Author of, 1832-1899
Campaign series, Author of, 1832-1899
Charlie Codman's cruise, Author of, 1832-1899
Fame and fortune, Author of, 1832-1899
Frank's campaign, Author of, 1832-1899
Helen Ford, Author of, 1832-1899
James Preston 1834-1898
Luck and pluck series, Author of, 1832-1899
Mark, the matchboy, Author of, 1832-1899
Paul Prescott's charge, Author of, 1832-1899
Preston, Charles F., 1832-1899
Preston, Charles F., 1834-1899
Putnam, Arthur Lee, 1832-1899
Ragged Dick, Author of, 1832-1899
Rough and Ready, Author of, 1832-1899
Rufus and Rose, Author of, 1832-1899
Starr, Julian, 1832-1899
Tattered Tom series, Author of, 1832-1899爱尔杰, 霍瑞修
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