Ragged Dick (Illustrated Edition): Street Life in New York with the Boot-Blacks by Horatio Alger, Jr.

Ragged Dick (Illustrated Edition): Street Life in New York with the Boot-Blacks

byHoratio Alger, Jr.

Kobo ebook | November 7, 2015

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Ragged Dick is a homeless fourteen-year-old bootblack, known to be an honest young man. He is generous and industrious, but he is a spendthrift. He is a good-looking boy that appears aristocratic with a frank and open face. Dick must handle con artists, bullies, false accusations of theft, and, most of all, overcoming his inability to read and write. Of particular interest are the descriptions of life on the streets of late 19-century New York City.

Included in this Illustrated Edition of the 1868 version of "Ragged Dick" are all four original illustrations, rejuvenated, and 10 additional, iconic illustrations of New York City 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:Ragged Dick (Illustrated Edition): Street Life in New York with the Boot-BlacksFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 7, 2015Publisher:Steve GabanyLanguage:English

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