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The Resource Ragged Dick, or, Street life in New York with the boot-blacks ; : and, Risen from the ranks, or, Harry Walton's success, Horatio Alger Jr. ; edited by Gary Scharnhorst

Ragged Dick, or, Street life in New York with the boot-blacks ; : and, Risen from the ranks, or, Harry Walton's success, Horatio Alger Jr. ; edited by Gary Scharnhorst

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Ragged Dick, or, Street life in New York with the boot-blacks ; : and, Risen from the ranks, or, Harry Walton's success
Title
Ragged Dick, or, Street life in New York with the boot-blacks ;
Title remainder
and, Risen from the ranks, or, Harry Walton's success
Statement of responsibility
Horatio Alger Jr. ; edited by Gary Scharnhorst
Title variation
  • Ragged Dick
  • Street life in New York with the boot-blacks
  • Risen from the ranks
  • Harry Walton's success
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Language
eng
Summary
"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 myth of Alger as "success ideologue" from the more complex messages conveyed in his work. Ragged Dick is paired in this edition with Risen from the Ranks, another coming-of-age story of a young man achieving respectability. Historical appendices include extensive contemporary reviews, material on the "success myth" associated with Alger, and parodies of Alger's work."--
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813/.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS1029.A3
LC item number
A6 2017
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Ragged Dick, or, Street life in New York with the boot-blacks ; : and, Risen from the ranks, or, Harry Walton's success, Horatio Alger Jr. ; edited by Gary Scharnhorst
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
393 pages
Isbn
9781554812363
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)964368778
Label
Ragged Dick, or, Street life in New York with the boot-blacks ; : and, Risen from the ranks, or, Harry Walton's success, Horatio Alger Jr. ; edited by Gary Scharnhorst
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
393 pages
Isbn
9781554812363
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)964368778

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    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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