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Watch and Wait Or, The Young Fugitives

By: Oliver Optic
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Watch and Wait: Or, The Young Fugitives" by Oliver Optic is a quintessential example of 19th-century American juvenile fiction, blending adventure, coming-of-age themes, and moral lessons into an engaging narrative. Set against the backdrop of outdoor adventure, this novel follows the journey of young protagonists navigating the challenges of pursuit and escape. As a pioneer in the genre of young adult literature, Optic intricately weaves themes of friendship and resilience throughout the narrative, captivating readers with tales of courage and determination. Through the trials faced by the characters, moral lessons are imparted, teaching valuable insights about integrity and perseverance. The storyline unfolds with a sense of urgency, as the young fugitives navigate perilous terrain and encounter unexpected obstacles along their journey. Amidst the excitement of pursuit and escape, the characters undergo significant growth, evolving from naive youths into resilient individuals capable of overcoming adversity. Optic's masterful storytelling not only entertains but also educates, making "Watch and Wait" a timeless classic cherished by readers of all ages. Through its exploration of friendship, courage, and moral resilience, this novel continues to resonate with audiences, reminding us of the enduring power of the human spirit in the face of adversity.

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Oliver Optic

William Taylor Adams, also known as Oliver Optic, was a professor, writer, and representative from Massachusetts from July 30, 1822 until March 27, 1897. Captain Laban Adams and Catherine Johnson Adams, both tavern keepers, welcomed Adams into the world on July 30, 1822 in Medway, Massachusetts. Adams attended West Roxbury and Boston-area schools as an honors student. He spent a year studying at Abel Whitney's private academy after completing his public education. In 1843, Adams started working as a teacher at the Lower Road School in Dorchester, Massachusetts. In 1846, he left his post as the school's headmaster to help his father and brother run their brand-new hotel in Boston, the Adams House Hotel. Adams traveled to Asia and Africa in addition to more than twenty trips to Europe. He wed Sarah Jenkins in 1846, and the two of them produced two daughters: Emma Louisa Adams and Alice Maria Adams. At the age of 28, Adams started writing, and his first novel, Hatchie, the Guardian Slave (1853), was released using the alias Warren T. Ashton. Adams seemed unfazed even though it was only a marginal success.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 138pages
  • ISBN-10: 9362762153
  • ISBN-13: 9789362762153
  • Item Weight: 179.4g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 8.00mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Action & Adventure