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 att-tudes 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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