Horatio's Boys The Life and Works of Horatio Alger, Jr.

By: Hoyt, Edwin P.

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Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book is clean and bright. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks, and there is one medium chip to the top rear panel. "Horatio Alger Jr. (January 13, 1832 – July 18, 1899) was an American writer of young adult novels about impoverished boys and their rise from humble backgrounds to lives of middle-class security and comfort through hard work, determination, courage, and honesty. His writings were characterized by the "rags-to-riches" narrative, which had a formative effect on the United States during the Gilded Age. All of Alger's juvenile novels share essentially the same theme, known as the "Horatio Alger myth": a teenage boy works hard to escape poverty. Often it is not hard work that rescues the boy from his fate but rather some extraordinary act of bravery or honesty. The boy might return a large sum of lost money or rescue someone from an overturned carriage. This brings the boy—and his plight—to the attention of a wealthy individual. " (from Wikipedia)

Title: Horatio's Boys The Life and Works of Horatio Alger, Jr.

Author Name: Hoyt, Edwin P.

Categories: Author Biography,

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher: Radnor, PA, Chilton Book Company: 1974

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket

Seller ID: A39550

Keywords: Author Biography Edwin P. Hoyt Horatio Alger Jr. Rags To Riches Stories Young Adult Stories Author Biography,