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Ragged Dick, or, Street life in New York with boot blacks : an authoritative text, contexts, criticism

Author: Horatio Alger, Jr.; Hildegard Hoeller
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2008.
Series: Norton critical edition.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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An annotated edition of Horatio Alger's 1868 novel, which follows a poor shoeshine boy as he overcomes his life of poverty on the streets of lower Manhattan through honesty and hard work, and includes critical essays and reviews of the text, a chronology of the author's life and works, a select bibliography, and other resources.
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Genre/Form: Bildungsromans
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Alger, Horatio, 1832-1899.
Ragged Dick, or, Street life in New York with boot blacks.
New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2008
(OCoLC)818121476
Named Person: Horatio Alger, Jr.; Horatio Alger; Horatio Alger
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Horatio Alger, Jr.; Hildegard Hoeller
ISBN: 9780393925890 0393925897
OCLC Number: 78773890
Description: xii, 281 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: The Text of Ragged Dick --
Contexts --
Alger on His Art and Life --
Friar Anselmo / Horatio Alger, Jr. --
Are My Boys Real? / Horatio Alger, Jr. --
Advice from Horatio Alger, Jr. / Edward G. Alcorn --
Writing Stories for Boys / Horatio Alger, Jr. --
The New York City Background --
New York and Its People / F. J. Ottarson --
Map: Dick's tour through the New York City of the 1860s --
Street Children / James D. McCabe, Jr. --
Outcast Children / Edward Crapsey --
Homeless Boys / Charles Loring Brace --
From Orphan Trains and Their Precious Cargo / Clark Kidder --
Criticism --
Contemporary Reviews --
Tangled Threads --
Putnam's Magazine --
Who Should Read Alger? Alger and the Public Library --
The Public Library, and Its Choice of Books / Charles C. Cutter --
Sensational Fiction in Public Libraries / S. S. Green --
Peccator: As to Novel-reading --
A Confession --
Class Adaptation in the Selection of Books --
The Fiction Question / S. S. Green --
Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, Vermont: Annual Report --
Young Men's Association, Buffalo: Annual Report --
Unsigned Review: Books for Young People --
Alger's legacy: parodies and responses --
A Self-Made Man / Stephen Crane --
The Alger Complex / Gilbert W. Gabriel --
Tom the Young Kidnapper, or, Pay Up and Live / James Thurber --
The Death of Horatio Alger / Amiri Baraka --
Legendary Alger Was a Homosexual / Victor Wilson --
Demythologizing Alger / Gary Scharnhorst --
Critical Essays --
Selling the Self-Made Woman / Mary Roth Walsh --
"The Gentle Boy from the Dangerous Classes"; Pederasty, Domesticity, and Capitalism in Horatio Alger / Michael Moon --
Pandering in the Public Sphere: Masculinity and the Market in Horatio Alger / Glenn Hendler --
Freaks and the American Dream: Horatio Alger, P. T. Barnum, and the Art of Humbug / Hildegard Hoeller --
Horatio Alger, Jr.: A Chronology.
Series Title: Norton critical edition.
Other Titles: Ragged Dick
Ragged Dick
Street life in New York with boot blacks
Responsibility: Horatio Alger, Jr. ; edited by Hildegard Hoeller.

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Ragged Dick; or, Street Life in New York with the Boot Blacks is arguably the best known of Horatio Alger's American rags-to-riches stories.  Read more...

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