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    • Ragged Dick

    • By: Horatio Alger Jr.
    • Narrated by: Don Hagen
    • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    Ragged Dick is the story of a young bootblack living and working in the streets of a post-Civil War New York City. It follows his rise from a street kid to the respectable middle class. The original publication came to depict a time of post-war struggle through the eyes of its young victims, vagabond children. Originally written as young-adult moral tales using the classic rags-to-riches theme, Ragged Dick is also Algers' timeless snapshot into an all but forgotten period in American history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Timeless<br />

    • By lucy on 06-04-18

    Regular price: $8.39

    • Fame and Fortune

    • or The Progress of Richard Hunter
    • By: Horatio Alger Jr.
    • Narrated by: Christopher Crennen
    • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Horatio Alger, Jr. (1832-1899) was the author of over 100 adventure books, many focusing on a poor boy's struggle to overcome poverty and adversity. Alger's books are fast-paced page-turners that have enjoyed immense popularity while advocating generosity, honesty, industry, thrift, temperance, education and brovery. Alger was born near Boston, attended Harvard and moved to New York City in 1866. Alger is one of America's all-time, best-selling fiction authors. Fame and Fortune continues the story of Richard Hunter begun in Ragged Dick with a plot by his enemies....

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Ragged Dick

    • Or Street Life in New York with the Boot-Blacks
    • By: Horatio Alger Jr.
    • Narrated by: Christopher Crennen
    • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Ragged Dick details the adventures of Richard Hunter, a homeless boy who earns a living shining shoes on the streets of Manhattan in the mid 1800s. Inspired by a customer he meets, Dick resolves to improve his situation, finds a roommate who can act as his tutor, and overcomes adversity with wit and good cheer. First published in book form in 1866, Ragged Dick was Alger's first great publishing success.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A charming tale...

    • By P. M. Lipker on 02-26-16

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Strive and Succeed

    • Or The Progress of Walter Conrad
    • By: Horatio Alger Jr.
    • Narrated by: Christopher Crennen
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Horatio Alger, Jr. (1832-1899) was the author of over 100 adventure books, many focusing on a poor boy's struggle to overcome poverty and adversity. Alger's books are fast-paced page-turners that have enjoyed immense popularity while advocating generosity, honesty, industry, thrift, temperance, education and bravery. Walter Conrad is sent to Portville to see if his father's estate is being defrauded. Though only 15, Walter obtains the job of school teacher - and finds it challenging to maintain order in the school.

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Mark the Match Boy

    • Or Richard Hunter's Ward
    • By: Horatio Alger Jr.
    • Narrated by: Christopher Crennen
    • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Horatio Alger, Jr. (1832-1899) was the author of over 100 adventure books, many focusing on a poor boy's struggle to overcome poverty and adversity. Alger's books are fast-paced page-turners that have enjoyed immense popularity while advocating generosity, honesty, industry, thrift, temperance, education and bravery. Mark the Match Boy recounts the adventures of a boy ill suited to life on the streets of New York and his fortunate association with Richard Hunter.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My thoughts

    • By Kindle Customer on 05-01-18

    Regular price: $17.47