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Ragged Dick, or, Street Life in New York with Boot Blacks: An Authoritative Text, Contexts, Criticism / Edition 1
     

Ragged Dick, or, Street Life in New York with Boot Blacks: An Authoritative Text, Contexts, Criticism / Edition 1

by Horatio Alger Jr., Hildegard Hoeller
 

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ISBN-10: 0393925897

ISBN-13: 9780393925890

Pub. Date: 12/19/2007

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

Ragged Dick; or, Street Life in New York with the Boot Blacks is arguably the best known of Horatio Alger’s American rags-to-riches stories.
It is canonical as a cultural text, rather than a purely literary one, as this Norton Critical Edition reflects. An extensive “Contexts” section includes maps, photographs, and documents showing how and

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Ragged Dick; or, Street Life in New York with the Boot Blacks is arguably the best known of Horatio Alger’s American rags-to-riches stories.
It is canonical as a cultural text, rather than a purely literary one, as this Norton Critical Edition reflects. An extensive “Contexts” section includes maps, photographs, and documents showing how and why Alger used the backdrop of New York City to highlight problems of urban poverty, immigration, and child labor in mid-nineteenth century America. “Criticism” is thematically organized around contemporary reviews and responses, the heated public debate about whether Alger should be available in American public libraries, parodies of and related responses to Alger, and four recent critical essays by Mary Wroth Walsh, Glenn Hendler, Michael Moon, and Hildegard Hoeller.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393925890
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
12/19/2007
Series:
Norton Critical Editions Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
599,171
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

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