The Young Explorer (Illustrated): Among the Sierras by Horatio Alger, Jr.

The Young Explorer (Illustrated): Among the Sierras

byHoratio Alger, Jr.

Kobo ebook | February 15, 2016

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Ben Stanton is alone. His uncle has just finished settling Ben's father's estate, and Ben has realized $365.19, a princely sum in the 1880s. Ben has employment opportunities in his small, East-coast town, but he's not interested in working inside. Instead, Ben decides to go to California and search for gold. As you might imagine, and as he comes to learn, Ben's fortune is not at all assured by this decision!

This edition of the book contains ten place-, time- and subject-relevant illustrations that are unique to this edition.

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:The Young Explorer (Illustrated): Among the SierrasFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 15, 2016Publisher:Steve GabanyLanguage:English

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