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Ragged Dick and Struggling Upward

From the 1860's through the 1890s, Horatio Alger wrote hundreds of novels to teach young boys the merits of honesty, hard work, and cheerfulness in the face of adversity. The hero of Ragged Dick is a veritable "diamond in the rough"'as innately virtuous as he is streetwise and cocky. Immediately popular with young readers, the novel also appealed to parents, who repsonded to its colorful espousal of the Protestant ethic. Struggling Upward, published nearly thirty years later, followed the same time-tested formulas, and despite critical indifference it, too, had mass appeal. As Carl Bode points out in his introduction, Horatio Alger filled a void in American literature and met scant competition both in the nature and the number of his works. Like his heroes, Alger rose to the top by chance, coincidence, and hard work.

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  • "Ragged Dick ; or, street life in New York with the boot-blacks"
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  • "Ragged Dick is a poor boy who rose from rags to riches. He, in turn, becomes the protector of Mark, the match boy."
  • "From the 1860's through the 1890s, Horatio Alger wrote hundreds of novels to teach young boys the merits of honesty, hard work, and cheerfulness in the face of adversity. The hero of Ragged Dick is a veritable "diamond in the rough"'as innately virtuous as he is streetwise and cocky. Immediately popular with young readers, the novel also appealed to parents, who repsonded to its colorful espousal of the Protestant ethic. Struggling Upward, published nearly thirty years later, followed the same time-tested formulas, and despite critical indifference it, too, had mass appeal. As Carl Bode points out in his introduction, Horatio Alger filled a void in American literature and met scant competition both in the nature and the number of his works. Like his heroes, Alger rose to the top by chance, coincidence, and hard work."@en
  • "In the first of his classic novels featuring endearing rags-to-riches heroes, Horatio Alger tells the rollicking story of Ragged Dick, a teenaged boot-black who relies on his wit and morals as he makes his way through the streets of New York City and strives for a better life."
  • "Two novels depict the struggles of virtuous boys to overcome poverty and achieve success and respectibility."
  • "Two novels depict the struggles of virtuous boys to overcome poverty and achieve success and respectibility."@en

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  • "Juvenile works"@en
  • "Fiction"
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  • "Livres électroniques"
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  • "Bildungsromans"
  • "American literature"@en
  • "Children's stories, American"@en
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