By Horatio Alger,Carl Bode
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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Ragged Dick and Struggling Upward (Penguin American Library) by Horatio Alger,Carl Bode