Horatio Alger, Jr. (* Chelsea ,
Massachusetts , January 13 of 1832 , - † Natick , Massachusetts , July 18 of
1899 ) was a writer homosexual American .
The son of a shepherd Protestant Unit , graduated from Harvard University with
honors and later earned a degree in Theology . He was forced to leave his pulpit
after occupying it for two years, this because of accusations that were made
about inappropriate activities with teens , a fact reflected in his writings .
He began his career with the work Ragged Dick in 1868 , wrote more than a
hundred books that were almost similar in preaching that through honesty,
perseverance and hard work, a poor but virtuous boy would have its just reward.
His works sold over twenty million copies, despite the weak dialogue and plots ,
Alger being one of the most popular and influential writers (in appearance
social ) of the late nineteenth century
First page of the edition of 1900 of Adrift in New York by Horatio Alger, Jr. .
Helping Himself, or, Grant Thornton's Ambition (1886)
Slow and Sure, The Story of Paul Hoffman the Young Street-Merchant (1872)
The Store Boy, or, The Fortunes of Ben Barclay (1887)
Strive and Succeed, or, The Progress of Walter Conrad (1872)
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