Fame and Fortune (Illustrated): The Progress of Richard Hunter by Horatio Alger, Jr.

Fame and Fortune (Illustrated): The Progress of Richard Hunter

byHoratio Alger, Jr.

Kobo ebook | November 10, 2015

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Dick and Henry move into a new, slightly more expensive boarding house. After securing their room and moving their belongings from their old dwelling, Dick runs into Frank Whitney. Frank re-introduces Dick to his uncle, who is quite pleased to see his progress: "In this free country there is every inducement for effort, however unpromising may be the early circumstances in which one is placed."

At his job under Mr. Rockwell, Dick encounters Mr. Gilbert, bookkeeper and uncle to fop Roswell Crawford, whom Henry beat out of a job at a gentleman's store. Gilbert takes an instant dislike to Dick on account of his intelligence and signs of greatness; Gilbert feels that Dick does not show him enough respect. Mr. Rockwell soon arrives and shows his great admiration and hope for Dick, which further frustrates Gilbert. Dick is placed to work under the head clerk, Mr. Murdock, who respects the same qualities in Dick that Rockwell identifies.

This edition of the book contains four original, rejuvenated illustrations and six additional place- and time-relevant ones 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:Fame and Fortune (Illustrated): The Progress of Richard HunterFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 10, 2015Publisher:Steve GabanyLanguage:English

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