Ragged Dick, Or, Street Life In New York With The Boot-Blacks 

By: Jr. Horatio Alger
Published By: Double9 Books
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In the year 1867, "Ragged Dick" was published as a serial story in the Schoolmate, a well-known children's magazine. It garnered so much positive feedback when it was published that it was substantially expanded and revised. It is now made available to the public as the first book of a series meant to depict the existence and experiences of abandoned and stray children. Some anachronisms are acknowledged as supporting the plot development and are likely to be viewed as unimportant in an unpretentious book that does not strive for exact historical authenticity. The relevant data was mostly acquired through personal observation and discussions with the boys. For some information that he was able to utilize, the author is grateful to the outstanding Superintendent of the Newsboys' Lodging House on Fulton Street. The author believes that the tales in this collection of books will arouse readers' empathy for the sad kids whose lives are depicted and inspire them to support the efforts being made by the Children's Aid Society and other organizations to improve their situation.

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Jr. Horatio Alger

Horatio Alger Jr., an American novelist who lived from January 13, 1832, to July 18, 1899, authored books for young adults about poor lads who, through their good deeds, climb from impoverished roots to lives of stability and comfort in the middle class. His works are known for their "rags-to-riches" narrative, which had a formative influence on the Gilded Age United States. All of Alger's young adult books revolve around the idea that a young man can change his situation for the better by acting morally. The "Horatio Alger myth" holds that the young man achieves success via toil, however, this is untrue. The youngster behaves himself according to classic characteristics like honesty, generosity, and altruism in the actual stories, and success is invariably the result of an accident that works to the boy's advantage. The youngster might recover a sizable sum of money that was misplaced or save a passenger from a derailed carriage. A wealthy person notices the youngster and his predicament as a result of this. For instance, in one tale, a little child narrowly avoids being hit by a streetcar before being snatched away to safety by a homeless orphan youth.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 160 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9357275827
  • ISBN-13: 9789357275828
  • Item Weight: 192g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 9.18 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Classics , Fiction / Historical