Ragged Dick is Horatio Alger’s most notorious short story that helped shaped American identity and shed light on the number and severity of boys living on the street in New York.
Mark The Match Boy
The story of a lowly matchboy and his rise to success with the help of Mr. Richard Hunter.
Bound To Rise
In "Bound to Rise" Harry Walton follows in the footsteps of his hero, Benjamin Franklin, and secures a job at a printing business.
Risen from the Ranks
"Risen from the Ranks" is the second installation in the story of Harry Walton. In this edition, readers learn of how he made good the promise of his boyhood.
The Young Adventurer
Tom Nelson embarks on the journey of a lifetime in an effort to put his maturity and hard work to the test.
Paul the Peddler
Follow Paul on his journey to escape the harsh business of peddling prize packages on the streets of New York.
“A boy who is thrown upon his own guardianship and his own resources develops manliness and self-reliance sooner than at home.”
From The Young Adventurer
“Suddenly Andy made a spurt and forged ahead of Conrad. The young aristocrat could hardly believe his eyes when he saw Valentine’s boat, impelled by a competitor whom he had despised, take the leading place. He flushed with vexation and made a desperate effort to regain his lost position.”
From Andy Grant’s Pluck
“You must remember, my dear boy, that hard work is better than luck, and more to be relied upon. Don’t expect to make your fortune all at once by finding a big nugget, but work steadily, and you will meet with more or less success.”
From The Young Miner
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