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By Horatio Alger,Carl Bode

From the 1860's in the course of the Nineties, Horatio Alger wrote 1000s of novels to educate younger boys the advantages of honesty, labor, and cheerfulness within the face of adversity. As Carl Bode issues out in his advent, Horatio Alger stuffed a void in American literature and met scant pageant either within the nature and the variety of his works. Like his heroes, Alger rose to the pinnacle by accident, twist of fate, and tough work.

The hero of Ragged Dick is a veritable "diamond within the rough"—as innately virtuous as he's streetwise and cocky. instantly well liked by younger readers, the radical additionally appealed to oldsters, who repsonded to its colourful espousal of the Protestant ethic. Struggling Upward, released approximately thirty years later, a similar time-tested formulation, and regardless of severe indifference it, too, had mass appeal.

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