Store Boy; or, the Fortunes of Ben Barclay

By: Alger, Horatio, Jr.

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No publisher date (circa early 1900s). No jacket. Spine slightly cocked. 1906 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 252 pp. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Horatio Alger Jr. (/'æld??r/; January 13, 1832 – July 18, 1899) was an American writer of young adult 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 the United States during the Gilded Age. All of Alger's juvenile novels share essentially the same theme, known as the Horatio Alger myth: a teenage boy works hard to escape poverty. Often it is not hard work that rescues the boy from his fate but rather some extraordinary act of bravery or honesty. The boy might return a large sum of lost money or rescue someone from an overturned carriage. This brings the boy—and his plight—to the attention of a wealthy individual.

Title: Store Boy; or, the Fortunes of Ben Barclay

Author: Alger, Horatio, Jr.

Categories: Vintage,

Publisher: Hurst & Company: 1906

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2292355