Do and Dare (Illustrated): A Brave Boy's Fight for Fortune by Horatio Alger, Jr.

Do and Dare (Illustrated): A Brave Boy's Fight for Fortune

byHoratio Alger, Jr.

Kobo ebook | February 20, 2016

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Hero Herbert Carr is the son of a war widow who had assumed her husband's place as postmaster of the small rural town in Waynesboro. Widow Carr is upset because Squire Walsingham is using his political influence to take the post away from the widow to put into the hands of his nephew, Ebenezer Graham, the local miser and shopkeeper. Walsingham succeeds in his efforts and the post is given to Mr. Graham. Since Mr. Graham is uncertain of how to run a post office, he offers to hire Herbert for a pittance to run things until he learns what must be done. However, Mr. Graham's son, Eben Graham, a fop/spendthrift, returns from Boston where he had been a shop clerk. Fired because of his own arrogance, he returns home seeking employment. Mr. Graham fires Herbert and hires his son. Herbert encounters many trials and tribulations throughout the rest of the book.

This edition has 15 additional photographs from the time, representing life in various parts of the country.

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:Do and Dare (Illustrated): A Brave Boy's Fight for FortuneFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 20, 2016Publisher:Steve GabanyLanguage:English

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