Author: David K. Shipler,Horatio Alger
Publisher: Modern Library; Modern Library Pbk. Ed edition (September 13, 2005)
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Ragged Dick, by consensus his best book, is slim, likable, quietly gay, ploddingly written, and basically forgettable. It has some vivid, specific descriptions of New York City in the late 19th century, particularly the Five Points area later immortalized in Gangs of New York.
Ragged Dick, by consensus his best book, is slim, likable, quietly gay, ploddingly written, and basically forgettable. It owes an obvious debt to Charles Dickens. It's not a chore to read, but it's unlikely to leave you advocating for Alger's rescue from the dustbin of literary history.
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First published in 1868 by Loring, Boston. It was in later works that the plotlines became repetitive and stale - and Alger was very prolific.
the story are sketched from life. The necessary information has been gathered mainly from personal observation and conversations with the boys themselves
the story are sketched from life. The necessary information has been gathered mainly from personal observation and conversations with the boys themselves. The author is indebted also to the excellent Superintendent of the Newsboys' Lodging House, in Fulton Street, for some facts of which he has been able to make use. Some anachronisms may be noted.
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Welcome to the LitCharts study guide on Horatio Alger's Ragged Dick: Or, Street Life in New York with the Boot Blacks. Created by the original team behind SparkNotes, LitCharts are the world's best literature guides. Ragged Dick: Introduction. Alger’s survival into the modern era is due largely in part to a resurgence that his books enjoyed posthumously. During this time, some estimates place his sales at nearly twenty million copies, from the time of his death until the mid-1920s.
One modern scholar considers the story a "puerile fantasy" about class assimilation. The plot and theme were repeated in Alger's subsequent novels and became the subject of parodies and satires. Ragged Dick and Alger's Silas Snobden's Office Boy inspired the musical comedy Shine! in 1982. Ragged dick; Preface.
In this Modern Library Paperback Classic, the text of Ragged Dick is set . He received a strict upbringing and was educated for a life in the church.
Includes a Modern Library Reading Group Guide. Horatio Alger, Jr. was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts in 1832, the son of a Unitarian minister. He received a strict upbringing and was educated for a life in the church, graduating from Harvard in 1852. After leaving Harvard, Alger, to his father's disappointment, took a job as a historian in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and later worked as a teacher at a boys' boarding school in East Greenwich, Rhode Island.
“[Alger] was an utterly American artist . . . and the truth of his books is the truth of the power of the wish. . . . Alger was perhaps American capitalism’s greatest and most effective propagandist.”–Richard Wright
Introduction by David K. Shipler
Written to inspire schoolboys to strive for “honesty, industry, frugality, and a worthy ambition,” the novels of Horatio Alger (1832-99) are infused with great humanity, broad humor, and a surprisingly sophisticated view of Gilded Age propriety.
Central to Alger’s philosophy is the notion that heroes like Ragged Dick, a poor boot-black, manage to get ahead by dint of hard work, resourcefulness, luck, pluck, and fair play.
Alger’s upwardly mobile heroes have become paragons of middle-class comfort and moral standing, and their journeys from rags to respectability have long been viewed as the very embodiment of the American Dream.
In this Modern Library Paperback Classic, the text of Ragged Dick is set from the first American book edition of 1868. Includes a Modern Library Reading Group Guide.