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Ragged Dick and Risen from the Ranks:

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ISBN-10: 1554812364

ISBN-13: 9781554812363

Edition: 2017

Authors: Horatio Alger, Gary Scharnhorst

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In Ragged Dick, Horatio Alger’s most successful book, Alger codified the basic formula he would follow in nearly a hundred subsequent novels for boys: a young hero, inexperienced in the temptations of the city but morally armed to resist them, is unexpectedly forced to earn a livelihood. The hero’s exemplary struggle — to retain his virtue, to clear his name of accusations, and to gain economic independence — was the basis of the Alger plot. Hugely popular at the turn of the twentieth century, Alger’s works have at different times been framed as a model for the “American dream” and as dangerously exciting sensationalism for young readers; Gary Scharnhorst’s new introduction separates the…    
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2017
Publisher: Broadview Pr
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 300
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English