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Ragged Dick
or, Street Life in New York with the Boot-Blacks
Written by Horatio Alger
Introduction by David K. Shipler

Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 13, 2005
Price: $11.00

“Alger was perhaps American Capitalism’s greatest and most effective propagandist.”—Richard Wright

Written to inspire schoolboys to strive for “honesty, industry, frugality, and a worthy ambition,” the novels of Horatio Alger (1832–99) are infused with great humanity, broad humor, and a surprisingly sophisticated view of Gilded Age propriety. Central to Alger’s philosophy is... Read more >
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