Horatio Alger, Jr.

Fireside Christmas Short Stories

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A collection of Christmas-themed short stories, intended to warm the heart and share with the family. Each story or poem in this collection …

Ragged Dick

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Horatio Alger, Jr. was well known for his best-selling series of books highlighting “the American Dream” of poor boys making good and becomi…

Fame and Fortune

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Richard Hunter, formerly Ragged Dick, continues to advance in the world through luck and excellent morals. He, along with his friend Henry, …

Adrift in New York

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John Linden is a very wealthy man. The people who should inherit his property are his nephew, Curtis Waring, his niece Florence Linden, and …

Timothy Crump's Ward

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A poor family is surprised with an infant on their doorstep on New Year’s Eve with a note and monetary support requesting them to raise the …

A Cousin's Conspiracy

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Ernest Ray is a young boy who sets out to reclaim the inheritance that was unjustly with held from his father and given to a cousin. (Introd…

Helping Himself, or Grant Thornton's Ambition

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Helping Himself, or Grant Thornton's Ambition deals with the grit and determination of Grant, a 15 year old farmer's boy whose father is dea…

Mark the Match Boy or Richard Hunter's Ward

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In this third installment from the “Ragged Dick” series by Horatio Algers, Jr., the reader is reacquainted with some old friends and meets y…

Rough and Ready OR Life Among the New York Newsboys

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Join Rough and Ready for his adventure on the streets of New York City. Working as a newsboy, Rough and Ready tries to support himself and h…

Helping Himself; or Grant Thornton's Ambition (version 2)

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“wish we were not so terribly poor, Grant," said Mrs. Thornton, in a discouraged tone. "Is there anything new that makes you say s…

Ragged Dick

Read by Horatio Alger, Jr.

Horatio Alger, Jr. was well known for his best-selling series of books highlighting "the American Dream" of poor boys making good …

In Search of Treasure

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Guy Fenwick is a bright boy of 16 who lives with his clergyman father near New Bedford, Massachusetts. Guy receives permission from his fath…

Rufus and Rose, or The Fortunes of Rough and Ready

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Here are the adventures of Rufus, an older brother caring for his sister after leaving their drunk stepfather - captured by counterfeiters -…

Ben, The Luggage Boy; Or, Among the Wharves

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Ben, after running away from home, must find a way to survive on the streets. According to the preface, the book was based on a true story t…

A Christmas Miscellany 2018

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Sixteen Christmas stories or essays. (David Wales)

Dan, the Newsboy

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Dan and his mother are poor, so he begins selling newspapers on the streets of New York City. His perseverance, hard work, and honesty are q…

Short Poetry Collection 083

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This is a collection of poems submitted by LibriVox volunteers for the months of September and October 2009.

Grand'ther Baldwin's Thanksgiving, with Other Ballads and Poems

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Horatio Alger, better known for his juvenile fiction, also penned some great poetry. His Ballads, including the 8 war poems and his odes, ar…

Ben, the Luggage Boy; or, Among the Wharves (version 2)

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A young boy named Ben runs away to make a life of his own in the big city. He learns very quickly that this will be a lot harder than his i…

Children's Short Works, Vol. 026

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Librivox's Children's Short Works Collection 026: a collection of 15 short works for children in the public domain read by a variety of Libr…

First Chapter Collection 003

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LibriVox First Chapter Collection 003 - a collection of the first chapters of 15 different books, chosen by LibriVox volunteers. This volum…

Rufus and Rose, or the Fortunes of Rough and Ready (Version 2)

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In this last book of the Ragged Dick series, Rufus and Rose seem to be on the best path forward following their adventures in our previous s…