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Alger, Horatio Jr 1832-1899

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Works: 753 works in 4,255 publications in 3 languages and 55,967 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Bildungsromans  Dime novels  Adventure stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS1029.A3, J813
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Publications by Horatio Alger
Publications by Horatio Alger, published posthumously.
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Ragged Dick, or, Street life in New York by Horatio Alger( file )
81 editions published between 1868 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,247 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 cash boy by Horatio Alger( file )
49 editions published between 1887 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,364 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
Cast upon the breakers by Horatio Alger( file )
25 editions published between 1893 and 2006 in English and held by 1,843 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
Phil, the fiddler by Horatio Alger( file )
60 editions published between 1872 and 2006 in English and held by 1,727 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
Struggling upward by Horatio Alger( file )
61 editions published between 1890 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,712 libraries worldwide
Relates the adventures of Luke Larkin, a poor boy of the nineteenth century, who perseveres against many odds and gains success
Paul the peddler, or, The fortunes of a young street merchant by Horatio Alger( file )
61 editions published between 1871 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 1,608 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
Bound to rise or, Up the ladder by Horatio Alger( file )
61 editions published between 1 and 2011 in English and held by 1,574 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
Driven from home or, Carl Crawford's experience by Horatio Alger( file )
51 editions published between 1890 and 2010 in English and held by 1,449 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( file )
32 editions published between 1864 and 2006 in English and held by 1,446 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( file )
27 editions published between 1865 and 2010 in English and held by 1,417 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
Ballads by Horatio Alger( file )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,416 libraries worldwide
The errand boy by Horatio Alger( file )
15 editions published between 1888 and 2010 in English and held by 1,338 libraries worldwide
Joe the hotel boy or, Winning out by pluck by Horatio Alger( file )
15 editions published between 1906 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 1,308 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 Mark, the match boy by Horatio Alger( Book )
13 editions published between 1962 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 656 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."--P. [4] of cover
Adrift in New York, and the world before him by Horatio Alger( Book )
54 editions published between 1900 and 2007 in English and held by 609 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
Silas Snobden's office boy by Horatio Alger( Book )
8 editions published between 1973 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 601 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
Ragged Dick ; and, Struggling upward by Horatio Alger( Book )
13 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and held by 527 libraries worldwide
Two novels depict the struggles of virtuous boys to overcome poverty and achieve success and respectibility
The Erie train boy by Horatio Alger( Book )
59 editions published between 1890 and 2010 in English and held by 461 libraries worldwide
Relates the adventures of a young boy who supports his family by working on the Erie trains selling cards, newspapers, and novels
Strive and succeed or, The progress of Walter Conrad by Horatio Alger( Book )
52 editions published between 1800 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 435 libraries worldwide
While investigating the value of mining shares left to him by his father, sixteen-year-old Walter takes a job as a school teacher in a small Wisconsin town
Making his way : or, Frank Courtney's struggle upward by Horatio Alger( Book )
46 editions published between 1880 and 1974 in English and held by 430 libraries worldwide
Young Frank Courtney's perseverance, ambition, and high moral character ultimately enable him to triumph
 
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Alternative Names
Alger, Horatio 1832-1899 jr
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 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
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
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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Chinese (5)
Japanese (2)
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