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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Horatio Alger (1832–1899)

Alger, Horatio. An American writer of juvenile books; born at Revere, MA, Jan. 13, 1832. Graduated from Harvard in 1852, settled in New York in 1866, and became interested in the condition of self-supporting boys, described in his series of more than fifty books, including ‘Ragged Dick,’ ‘Tattered Tom,’ ‘Luck and Pluck,’ which became very popular. Other works: ‘Nothing to Do: A Tilt at our Best Society,’ a poem (1857); ‘Helen Ford,’ a novel (1860); a series of juvenile biographies of Webster, Lincoln, Garfield, etc.; and ‘The Young Salesman’ (1896). He died in 1899.