"The story of a very good boy who is the victim of a wicked stepmother. He is driven from home and is always brave, and by the exercise of these virtues he becomes great and prosperous, and finally recovers the property his enemy has for a time kept from him. The story starts in New England, but ends in St. Louis." - Publishers Weekly
About the Author
Horatio Alger, Jr. (January 13, 1832 – July 18, 1899) was a prolific 19th-century American author, best known for his many formulaic 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. His writings were characterized by the "rags-to-riches" narrative, which had a formative effect on America during the Gilded Age.