Ben the Luggage Boy (Illustrated Edition): Among the Wharves by Horatio Alger, Jr.

Ben the Luggage Boy (Illustrated Edition): Among the Wharves

byHoratio Alger, Jr.

Kobo ebook | February 15, 2016

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In publishing "Ben, the Luggage Boy," Alger said that it is in all essential points a true history, the particulars of the story having been communicated to him by Ben himself. In particular, the circumstances surrounding the boy's running away from home and adopting the life of a street boy, are in strict accordance with Ben's own statement.

Included in this Illustrated Edition of the 1870 version of "Ben, the Luggage Boy" are all five original illustrations, rejuvenated, and 10 additional, illustrations of New York City are unique to this edition of the book.Horatio Alger, Jr. (January 13, 1832 – July 18, 1899) was a prolific 19th-century American author, best known for his many formulaic juvenile 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 America during the Gilded Age.

Title:Ben the Luggage Boy (Illustrated Edition): Among the WharvesFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 15, 2016Publisher:Steve GabanyLanguage:English

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