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Alger, Horatio Jr 1832-1899

Works: 910 works in 5,512 publications in 4 languages and 73,664 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Bildungsromans  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Bibliographies  Biography  Dime novels  Didactic fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS1029.A3, 813.4
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The cash boy by Horatio Alger( file )
46 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,405 libraries worldwide
Stunned to hear from his dying mother that he was adopted under mysterious circumstances, fourteen-year-old Frank Fowler, determined to support himself and his sister, travels to New York City to find work and clues to his true identity
Cast upon the breakers by Horatio Alger( file )
31 editions published between 1893 and 2011 in English and held by 2,412 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
Paul the peddler, or, The adventures of a young street merchant by Horatio Alger( file )
85 editions published between 1871 and 2013 in English and German and held by 2,287 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
The errand boy, or, How Phil Brent won success by Horatio Alger( file )
27 editions published between 1888 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,271 libraries worldwide
Sixteen-year-old Philip Brent leaves his small hometown to seek his fortune in 1880s New York after his spiteful stepmother reveals that instead of being his late father's beloved only son, he is of unknown parentage and must fend for himself
Struggling upward; or, Luke Larkin's luck by Horatio Alger( file )
71 editions published between 1890 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,257 libraries worldwide
Relates the adventures of Luke Larkin, a poor boy of the nineteenth century, who perseveres against many odds and gains success
Ballads by Horatio Alger( file )
14 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,122 libraries worldwide
"A collection of poems by Horatio Alger. Some of the poems included are:, 'Grand'ther Baldwin's Thanksgiving', 'Barbara's Courtship', 'My Castle', 'June', 'Little Charlie', 'King Cotton', 'The Price of Victory', 'Occasional Odes.'"--Provided by publisher
Paul Prescott's charge : a story for boys by Horatio Alger( file )
33 editions published between 1865 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,092 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
Driven from home, or, Carl Crawford's experience by Horatio Alger( file )
67 editions published between 1890 and 2011 in English and held by 2,079 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
Joe the hotel boy, or, Winning out by pluck by Horatio Alger( file )
27 editions published between 1906 and 2011 in English and held by 1,954 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
Ragged Dick ; and, Struggling upward by Horatio Alger( file )
26 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 1,943 libraries worldwide
Two novels depict the struggles of virtuous boys to overcome poverty and achieve success and respectibility
Phil, the fiddler by Horatio Alger( file )
27 editions published between 1872 and 2013 in English and held by 1,884 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
Frank's campaign by Horatio Alger( file )
28 editions published between 1890 and 2013 in English and held by 1,865 libraries worldwide
"Alger's first book for young boys, Frank's Campaign follows a young boy on his journey from rags to riches"--Provided by publisher
Bound to rise : or, Up the ladder by Horatio Alger( file )
13 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 1,861 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
Ragged Dick, or street life in New York by Horatio Alger( file )
18 editions published between 1867 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,854 libraries worldwide
Although he manages to make a living as a shoeshine boy in late-1860's New York City, orphaned, fourteen-year-old Dick Hunter remains homeless and without many prospects until two new friends inspire him to better himself through education
Ragged Dick, or, Street life in New York with boot blacks : an authoritative text, contexts, criticism by Horatio Alger( file )
56 editions published between 1868 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,645 libraries worldwide
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
The Erie train boy by Horatio Alger( Book )
74 editions published between 1890 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 686 libraries worldwide
Relates the adventures of a young boy who supports his family by working on the Erie trains selling cards, newspapers, and novels
Ragged Dick : and Mark, the match boy by Horatio Alger( Book )
25 editions published between 1962 and 2009 in English and held by 651 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
Silas Snobden's office boy by Horatio Alger( Book )
12 editions published between 1973 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 568 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
Strive and succeed : or, The progress of Walter Conrad by Horatio Alger( Book )
63 editions published between 1800 and 2013 in English and held by 522 libraries worldwide
While investigating the value of mining shares left to him by his father, sixteen-year-old Walter takes a job as school teacher in a small Wisconsin town
Helping himself by Horatio Alger( Book )
61 editions published between 1886 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 502 libraries worldwide
To help pay his minister father's debts, sixteen-year-old Grant Thornton takes a job with a stockbroker in nineteenth-century New York City where he makes some valuable friends as well as a few enemies
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Alternative Names
Alger, Horatio, Jr.
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
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
Horatio Alger
Horatio Alger Amerikaans schrijver (1832-1899)
Horatio Alger amerikansk författare
Horatio Alger amerikansk skribent
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Horatio Alger écrivain américain
Horatio Alger, Jr
Horatio Alger jr amerikansk skribent
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Horatio Alger US-amerikanischer Autor von Groschenroman-Bestsellern für Jungen
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
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
Starr Julian 1832-1899
Tattered Tom series, Author of 1832-1899
Хорейшо Алджър
Элджер, Горацио Американский писатель, поэт, журналист XIX века и священник.
הורשיו אלג'ר סופר ומחבר אמריקאי
هوراشيو ألجر
هوراشیو الجر
ہوریٹیو ایلگر
엘저, 호라시오 1832-1899
엘저, 호레이셔 1832-1899
アルジァー, ホレイショー
アルジャー, ホレイショ
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