Horatio Alger

  • (noun): United States author of inspirational adventure stories for boys; virtue and hard work overcome poverty (1832-1899).
    Synonyms: Alger

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Horatio Alger Myth - Criticism and Analysis - Hunter S. Thompson
... Thompson made repeated references to Horatio Alger during his search for the American Dream ... considered the main nerve of the American Dream, "pure Horatio Alger." The final line of the book is Thompson saying that he thinks of himself as a "monster reincarnation of ...
Horatio Alger, Jr. - Works
... Alger published about 100 poems and odes, most written by 1875 ... Alger had many publishers over the decades ... It is believed there were at least 60 publishers releasing Alger ...
Horatio Alger Myth
... The "Horatio Alger myth" is the rags to riches message in books by Horatio Alger, Jr. ... Alger wrote over 100 books for young working class males, beginning with Ragged Dick, which was published in 1867 ... lives, struggling valiantly against poverty and adversity,” Alger’s protagonists gain both wealth and honor, ultimately realizing the American Dream ...
American Realism - Writers - Horatio Alger, Jr
... Horatio Alger, Jr ... (1832–1899) was a prolific 19th-century American author whose principal output was formulaic rags-to-riches juvenile novels that followed the adventures of bootblacks, newsboys, peddlers, buskers, and other impoverished children in their rise from humble backgrounds to lives of respectable middle-class security and comfort ...