A Cousin's Conspiracy

A Cousin's Conspiracy

by Horatio Jr. Alger
     
 

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Horatio Alger, Jr. (1832-1899) was a prolific 19th-century American author, best known for his many juvenile 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, starting with Ragged Dick in 1868. [Critics point out that hard work itself does not…  See more details below

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Horatio Alger, Jr. (1832-1899) was a prolific 19th-century American author, best known for his many juvenile 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, starting with Ragged Dick in 1868. [Critics point out that hard work itself does not rescue the boy from his fate, but rather some extraordinary act of bravery or honesty, which brings him into contact with a wealthy benefactor.] In the last decades of the 19th century, Alger's moral tone coarsened, and violence, murder, and other sensational themes entered his works.

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ISBN-13:
9781479414932
Publisher:
Wildside Press
Publication date:
09/01/2013
Pages:
170
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.39(d)

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