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Alger, Horatio Jr 1832-1899

Overview
Works: 956 works in 6,382 publications in 3 languages and 83,503 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Bibliographies  Biographies  Bildungsromans  Biographical fiction  Dime novels  Adventure stories, American  Adventure stories 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS1029.A3, 813.4
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The cash boy by Horatio Alger( )

56 editions published between 1900 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,791 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
Cast upon the breakers by Horatio Alger( )

37 editions published between 1893 and 2020 in English and held by 2,637 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
Struggling upward; or, Luke Larkin's luck by Horatio Alger( )

79 editions published between 1890 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,382 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
Paul Prescott's charge : a story for boys by Horatio Alger( )

50 editions published between 1865 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Prescott escapes from the poorhouse and seeks employment in New York City, overcoming much adversity on the road to becoming self-reliant
Ballads by HORATIO ALGER( )

18 editions published between 1950 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,325 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
Paul the peddler, or, The Fortunes of a young street merchant by Horatio Alger( )

47 editions published between 1871 and 2012 in English and held by 2,286 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
Frank's campaign: or, The farm and the camp by Horatio Alger( )

54 editions published between 1864 and 2017 in English and held by 2,285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having taken over management of the family farm so his father can fight in the Civil War, fifteen-year-old Frank tries his best to do his duty to his family, friends, and country
Driven from home, or, Carl Crawford's experience by Horatio Alger( )

67 editions published between 1890 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen-year-old Carl Crawford runs away from home to escape a vindictive stepmother who disparages him to his father, hoping to establish her own son as his favorite
Joe the hotel boy : or, Winning out by pluck by Horatio Alger( )

32 editions published between 1906 and 2018 in English and held by 2,237 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( )

35 editions published between 1872 and 2018 in English and held by 2,007 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
Ragged Dick, or, Street life in New York with the boot-blacks by Horatio Alger( )

57 editions published between 1868 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ragged Dick is a 14 year old bootblack, he smokes, drinks occasionally, and sleeps on the streets, but he is anxious 'to turn over a new leaf, and try to grow up ''spectable''. He won't steal under any circumstances, and many gentlemen who are impressed with this virtue (and his determination to succeed) offer their aid. Mr. Greyson, for example, invites him to church and Mr. Whitney gives him five dollars for performing a service. Dick uses the money to open a bank account and to rent his first apartment
Ragged Dick, or street life in New York by Horatio Alger( )

21 editions published between 1867 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,937 WorldCat member 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
Bound to rise, or Up the ladder by Horatio Alger( )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2019 in English and held by 1,772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bound to rise, or, Up the ladder is an inspirational story about how individual traits and efforts help one to succeed. It compares and contrasts two characters, their attitudes, efforts and consequently their success and failure. Bound to rise is part of a series of rags to riches stories of boys working hard and achieving the American dream of wealth. The stories can be seen as tracing American cultural and social patterns." --Page [4] of cover
The errand boy, or, How Phil Brent won success by Horatio Alger( )

29 editions published between 1888 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,399 WorldCat member 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
The errand boy : a story for boys by Horatio Alger( )

20 editions published between 1888 and 2020 in English and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

83 editions published between 1890 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 777 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
Ragged Dick, or, Street life in New York with the boot-blacks by Horatio Alger( )

29 editions published between 1868 and 2016 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although he manages to make a living as a shoeshine boy in late-1860s New York City, fourteen-year-old Dick Hunter, an orphan, remains homeless and without many prospects until two new friends inspire him to become educated
Ragged Dick : and Mark, the match boy by Horatio Alger( Book )

31 editions published between 1962 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 663 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
From canal boy to President, or, The boyhood and manhood of James A. Garfield by Horatio Alger( )

34 editions published between 1881 and 2018 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictionalized biography of James Garfield from his log cabin youth in Ohio through his career as educator and service as Civil War general to his 1881 election as twentieth President of the United States, an office he held for only four months before his assassination
Timothy Crump's ward : a story of American life by Horatio Alger( )

25 editions published between 1866 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Only one copy exists of the Loring Railway Companion series edition
 
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Ragged Dick : and Mark, the match boy
Covers
Struggling upward; or, Luke Larkin's luckFrank's campaign: or, The farm and the campPhil, the fiddlerRagged Dick, or, Street life in New York with the boot-blacksRagged Dick, or street life in New YorkBound to rise, or Up the ladderThe Erie train boyRagged Dick, or, Street life in New York with the boot-blacks
Alternative Names
Alger, Horatio, 1832-1899

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 1832-1899

Horatio Alger Amerikaans schrijver (1832-1899)

Horatio Alger amerikansk författare

Horatio Alger amerikansk skribent

Horatio Alger amerykański pisarz

Horatio Alger écrivain américain

Horatio Alger Escritor estadounidense do S. XIX

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

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Хорейшо Алджър

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

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

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엘저, 호라시오 1832-1899

엘저, 호레이셔 1832-1899

호레이쇼 앨저 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

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