Rufus and Rose (Illustrated): The Fortunes of Rough and Ready by Horatio Alger, Jr.

Rufus and Rose (Illustrated): The Fortunes of Rough and Ready

byHoratio Alger, Jr.

Kobo ebook | November 15, 2015

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This is fourth of six books in the Ragged Dick series Alger wrote about the life of struggling boys in New York City, a place that had to be pretty scary at the end of the 19th century. "Newsboys," those boys who sold newspapers one at a time on the streets, and "boot blacks," those who would offer to shine the shoes of those men they considered wealthy and concerned enough about how they looked.

The story opens with Rufus, who has twice stolen his young and vulnerable sister, Rose, from a mean step-father, starting a new job on Wall Street, having been fortunate to have found $300, which had never been claimed.

In short, another great book sure to keep readers turning pages.

This edition of the book contains the four, original, rejuvenated illustrations, and an additional six time- and place relevant, and 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:Rufus and Rose (Illustrated): The Fortunes of Rough and ReadyFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 15, 2015Publisher:Steve GabanyLanguage:English

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