Books Categorized: Stories of Success

Only an Irish Boy

Horatio Alger

Andy Burke is as witty as he is hard-working, even if he is "only an Irish boy!"

Andy Grant's Pluck

Horatio Alger

The story of a hardworking young man determined to make the best of his opportunities.

Ragged Dick, Fame and Fortune and Mark the Match Boy

Horatio Alger

Follow the tales of Ragged Dick, Horatio Alger's most famous bootblack, and his friends.

Paul the Peddler, Phil the Fiddler and Slow and Sure

Horatio Alger

A pivotal unveiling of the harsh realities of the time, this trilogy follows three Italian immigrants from the streets of New York City.

Bound to Rise and Risen from the Ranks

Horatio Alger

The tales of Harry Walton and his inspiring story to success.

The Young Adventurer and The Young Miner

Horatio Alger

Tom Nelson seeks his fortune digging gold out West.

Paul the Peddler, Phil the Fiddler and Slow and Sure

Horatio Alger

Coming Soon: three stories of Italian immigrants rising from the ranks in New York City.

Classic Excerpts

“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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