Frank's Campaign (Illustrated): or, What Boys Can Do on the Farm for the Camp by Horatio Alger, Jr.

Frank's Campaign (Illustrated): or, What Boys Can Do on the Farm for the Camp

byHoratio Alger, Jr.

Kobo ebook | June 25, 2016

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"Frank's Campaign; or, The Farm and the Camp, Alger's first foray into juvenile literature, was written in 1864 after Alger was rejected by the Army for being too short. Unlike many popular children's stories written after the Civil War, Frank's Campaign does not deal with slavery, per se. The text, set in 1862, deals with the war in an abstract fashion, and both the regional conflict and slavery are treated as peripheral to the story, even though both the institution of slavery and the rebellion of the South generate the plot.

The story, set in Pennsylvania, centers around fifteen-year-old Frank Frost, who, in a patriotic gesture, offers to postpone his schooling in order to tend the farm after his father enlists in the Union army. Frank organizes a marching and drilling corps of the area boys, hence the book's title, Frank's Campaign. There are stereotypical good guys and bad guys: the main villains are the evil father and son team of Squire and John Haynes, who individually and collectively plot to disrupt life for the virtuous Frost family." - Project MUSE

This edition of the book contains the original illustration, rejuvenated, and nine additional place-, time-, and subject-relevant illustrations that are unique to this edition of the book.

A great example of personal success story-telling from the master, Horatio Alger. Alger wrote to instill the principle of Strive and Succeed, Personal Growth and Achievement-to attain the American dream. He inspired countless millions of young people world-wide and was the Mark Victor Hanson and Tony Robbins of his era. "Horatio Alger Jr. was the biggest American media star of his day. [When] the sale of 10,000 volumes was deemed a publishing triumph in those days-readers bought at least 200 million copies of his books, placing him in the Stephen King category"...Stefan Kanfer

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:Frank's Campaign (Illustrated): or, What Boys Can Do on the Farm for the CampFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 25, 2016Publisher:Steve GabanyLanguage:English

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