Dan, the Newsboy (Illustrated Edition) by Horatio Alger Jr.

Dan, the Newsboy (Illustrated Edition)

byHoratio Alger Jr., J. Watson Davis, Illustrator

Kobo ebook | December 4, 2016

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The Alger book was originally entitled Dan, the Detective, and a first edition of Dan, the Detective is one of Alger's rarest. When it was reprinted, the title was changed to Dan, the Newsboy. Dan and his mother are poor. Dan valiantly struggles to make money by selling newspapers on the streets of New York City. After obtaining employment at a wholesale house, Dan discovers the bookkeeper attempting to steal money from the company. Then, he tracks down a six year-old heiress who has been kidnapped. Action, adventure, triumph abound.

This edition of the book contains the five original illustrations, rejuvenated, and five additional Victorian-era illustrations that 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:Dan, the Newsboy (Illustrated Edition)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:December 4, 2016Publisher:Steve GabanyLanguage:English

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