Horatio Alger wrote 135 dime novels in the latter part of the 19th century. His stories were rags to riches stories illustrating how down-and-out boys might be able to achieve the American Dream. Algers stories empathize the need for hard work and honesty as a way to get ahead.
Ragged Dick was his first novel published in 1867. Jack Harding was a boy of twelve. One morninDownload book Download Jacks Ward; Or, The Boy Guardian