Bernard Brooks' Adventures (Illustrated): The Experience of a Plucky Boy by Horatio Alger, Jr.

Bernard Brooks' Adventures (Illustrated): The Experience of a Plucky Boy

byHoratio Alger, Jr.

Kobo ebook | February 20, 2016

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Bernard Brooks, a fifteen-year-old orphan, is sent to Ezekiel Snowdon's rural boarding school by his New York guardian, Cornelius McCracken, who has secretly appropriated $10,000 belonging to Bernard.

Bernard runs away from the school to avoid undeserved beatings. He meets many characters along his travels, and is rewarded for helping them with their troubles. Bernard attempts another try with his guardian, but is met with extreme anger. Bernard must survive the obstacles thrown in his path by his guardian and succeed in his own goals so that he may have a better life and reclaim what is rightly his.

This edition of the book contains the four original illustrations and an additional six time- and place-relevant ones that are unique to this edition.

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:Bernard Brooks' Adventures (Illustrated): The Experience of a Plucky BoyFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 20, 2016Publisher:Steve GabanyLanguage:English

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