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titled:
Erie Train Boy, The

Published by: FEDERAL BOOK COMPANY
Cover: HARDCOVER
Format: F-SERIES FOR BOYS (GLUED PIC)    
Edition: REPRINT   
Copyright Year:***copyright***

Horatio Alger (1832 - 1899) was one of the most influential American authors of the 19th century, who wrote Erie Train Boy, The. A prolific author, he wrote more than a hundred books on the same theme: that honesty, cheerfulness, virtue, thrift, and hard work would be rewarded with success. While his plots and dialogue sometimes lacked creativity, he can be credited with helping to create an uniquely American philosophy of Strive and Succeed. Titles such as Sink or Swim, Shifting for Himself, and Erie Train Boy, The convinced generations that they could triumph over their circumstances and become an Alger Hero.

 
 
 
 
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Horatio Alger, Jr.

Horatio Alger, Jr.
1832-1899


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1. Who was Horatio Alger?
Horatio Alger, Jr. was an American author (1832-1899).  Alger produced the one of the first boys' adventure series.  Alger published over 118 novels in book form.  Another 280 novels were produced in magazines along with more than five hundred short stories.  His young heroes succeed through a mixture of pluck and luck.  They are lucky, in part, because they deserve to be lucky.  A given hero may appear in several books, e.g., "Ragged Dick," but the books do not have a common set of characters.  Regardless of their names, the heroes are remarkably similar.  Horatio Alger, Jr. was the oldest of five children of a debt-ridden
New England, Unitarian minister.  He was very frail.  He was under weight and undersized, suffered from bronchial asthma, and near sightedness. Because of his poor health, the family deferred