Alger, horatio, jr.

alger, horatio, jr.

A nineteenth-century American author known for his many books in which poor boys become rich through their earnest attitudes and hard work.

Note: A true story of spectacular worldly success achieved by someone who started near the bottom is often called a “Horatio Alger story.”


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