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1882. Abraham Lincoln, The Backwoods Boy. 1883. Bibliography: Road to Success: The Bibliography ()(the Works of Alger by Ralph D. Gardner, 1971. ALLEN 27 Reading List: From Rags to Riches: Alger and the American Dream by John W. , 1963. In 1867 Horatio Alger, failed preacher and school master, entered upon a literary career which eventually produced more than a hundred so-called boy's novels, thereby becoming one of the most successful writers in history. Indeed, so successful was he that his name has entered the language to signify the rags-to-riches American hero who.

1853. Maggy 's Baby and Oth~r Stories. ' Married L(fe: Its Shadows and Sunshine (stories). 1852. The Old Man's Bride. 1853. Sparing to Spend; or. The Lofions and Pinkertons. 1853. The Wounded Boy and Other Stories. 1853. Ten Nights in a Bar-Room and What I Saw There. 1854; edited by H. Hugh Holman, with In His Steps by Charles M. Sheldon, 1966. The Angel of the Household. 1954. Shadows and Sunbeams. 1854. Leaves from the Book of Human L(fe. 1855. The Good Time Coming. 1855. The Hand But Not the Heart.

Married Ellen Alden in 1836; five sons and two daughters. Watchmaker's apprentice, then worked as a clerk in a Baltimore counting room; Western Agent for a Baltimore bank, 183 3: member of the editorial staff of various Baltimore journals, including the Athenaeum and Saturday Visitor. 1834-38; Co-Editor, Baltimore Literary Magazine. 1838-40: Editor. Baltimore Merchant, 1840; moved to Philadelphia, 1841, and became a writer for Saturday Courier, Graham's Magazine, and Godey 's Lady's Book: established Arthur's Ladies' Magazine, 1845; Founder and Publisher.

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