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Alger, Horatio Jr 1832-1899

Overview
Works: 756 works in 4,513 publications in 3 languages and 63,010 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Biography  Bibliography  Bildungsromans  Dime novels  Adventure stories  Didactic fiction  Music 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS1029.A3, 813.4
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Ragged Dick, or, Street life in New York with boot blacks : an authoritative text, contexts, criticism by Horatio Alger( Book )

54 editions published between 1868 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 996 WorldCat member 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
Ragged Dick, and Mark, the match boy by Horatio Alger( Book )

15 editions published between 1962 and 2009 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member 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 )

11 editions published between 1973 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 586 WorldCat member 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
Cast upon the breakers by Horatio Alger( Book )

28 editions published between 1893 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 523 WorldCat member 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
Ragged Dick ; and, Struggling upward by Horatio Alger( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two novels depict the struggles of virtuous boys to overcome poverty and achieve success and respectibility
Strive and succeed or, The progress of Walter Conrad by Horatio Alger( Book )

53 editions published between 1800 and 2013 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member 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
Struggling upward; or, Luke Larkin's luck by Horatio Alger( Book )

59 editions published between 1890 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the adventures of Luke Larkin, a poor boy of the nineteenth century who perseveres against many odds and gains success
Phil, the fiddler; or, The story of a young street musician by Horatio Alger( Book )

45 editions published between 1872 and 2005 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member 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
The Erie train boy by Horatio Alger( Book )

58 editions published between 1890 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the adventures of a young boy who supports his family by working on the Erie trains selling cards, newspapers, and novels
Paul the peddler, or, The adventures of a young street merchant by Horatio Alger( Book )

77 editions published between 1871 and 2013 in English and German and held by 332 WorldCat member 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
Herbert Carter's legacy : or, The inventor's son by Horatio Alger( Book )

65 editions published between 1800 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young boy works to save his widowed mother's home from foreclosure
Bound to rise, or, Up the ladder by Horatio Alger( Book )

56 editions published between 1 and 2011 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member 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
The cash boy by Horatio Alger( Book )

32 editions published between 1900 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 189 WorldCat member 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
Frank's campaign by Horatio Alger( Book )

40 editions published between 1864 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 181 WorldCat member 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
Driven from home, or, Carl Crawford's experience by Horatio Alger( Book )

53 editions published between 1890 and 2013 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A boy is forced from home by his step-mother"--Provided by publisher
Paul Prescott's charge : a story for boys by Horatio Alger( Book )

32 editions published between 1865 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A story in which a young boy must pay off his father's debts"--Provided by publisher
Joe the hotel boy, or, Winning out by pluck by Horatio Alger( Book )

23 editions published between 1906 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 65 WorldCat member 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
Phil, the fiddler by Horatio Alger( Book )

24 editions published between 1872 and 2013 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member 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
The errand boy by Horatio Alger( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A story about a boy who rises above his bad situation"--Provided by publisher
Ballads by Horatio Alger( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member 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
 
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Ragged Dick, and Mark, the match boy
Alternative Names
Alger, Horatio 1832-1899 jr

Alger, Horatio, Jr.

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

Horatio Alger amerykański pisarz

Horatio Alger écrivain américain

Horatio Alger, Jr

Horatio Alger jr amerikansk skribent

Horatio Alger scrittore statunitense

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 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

Хорейшо Алджър

Элджер, Горацио Американский писатель, поэт, журналист XIX века и священник.

هوراشيو ألجر

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

ホレイショ・アルジャー

霍瑞修·愛爾傑

Languages
English (814)

Chinese (3)

German (1)

Covers
Ragged Dick, and Mark, the match boyCast upon the breakersRagged Dick ; and, Struggling upwardStrive and succeed or, The progress of Walter ConradStruggling upward; or, Luke Larkin's luckThe Erie train boyPaul the peddler, or, The adventures of a young street merchantBound to rise, or, Up the ladder