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The Collected Works of Horatio Alger: 57 Novels Complete in One Volume (Unexpurgated Edition) (Halcyon Classics) [Kindle Edition]

Horatio Alger Jr.
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Book Description

This Halcyon Classics eBook collection contains fifty-seven of Horatio Alger's beloved "rags to riches" stories, including 'Ragged Dick.' Includes an active table of contents for easy navigation.


1. Adrift in New York
2. Andy Grant’s Pluck
3. Ben, the Luggage Boy
4. Ben’s Nugget
5. Bound to Rise
6. Brave and Bold
7. The Cash Boy
8. Cast Upon the Breakers
9. Chester Rand
10. A Cousin’s Conspiracy
11. Do and Dare
12. Driven from Home
13. The Erie Train Boy
14. The Errand Boy
15. Facing the World
16. Fame and Fortune
17. Five Hundred Dollars
18. Frank and Fearless
19. Frank’s Campaign
20. From Canal Boy to President
21. From Farm to Fortune
22. Hector’s Inheritance
23. Helping Himself
24. Herbert Carter’s Legacy
25. In a New World
26. Jack’s Ward
27. Joe the Hotel Boy
28. Joe’s Luck
29. Luke Walton
30. Making His Way
31. Only an Irish Boy
32. Paul Prescott’s Charge
33. Paul the Peddler
34. Phil, the Fiddler
35. Ragged Dick
36. Randy of the River
37. Risen from the Ranks
38. Rufus and Rose
39. Sam’s Chance
40. Slow and Sure
41. The Store Boy
42. Struggling Upward
43. The Telegraph Boy
44. Timothy Crump’s Ward
45. The Tin Box and What it Contained
46. Tom, the Boot-Black
47. Try and Trust
48. Walter Sherwood’s Probation
49. The Young Acrobat
50. The Young Adventurer
51. The Young Bank Messenger
52. Young Captain Jack
53. The Young Explorer
54. The Young Miner
55. The Young Musician
56. The Young Outlaw
57. Robert Coverdale’s Struggle

This unexpurgated edition contains the complete text with errors and omissions corrected.

Product Details

  • File Size: 8508 KB
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Halcyon Press Ltd.; Revised edition (July 14, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #216,144 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Horatio is . . . Horatio--still good as ever March 21, 2011
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If you've read one Horatio Alger book you've read all of them, though a few at the beginning are different. In general, poor boy makes good by combination of luck, pluck, and good manners. But I'm 67, and last night, feeling tired and out of sorts, I decided to read Horatio Alger again. Yep, same old stuff. But same old GOOD stuff, and I was entertained, especially by the first book, which I hadn't read. I recommend them for homeschoolers, and was delighted to see a review by a homeschooler.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great book February 8, 2011
By pete
This book is very entertaining. And is great for kids. Every story has a moral to it and is good for little kids that can read.A second grader could easyly read this book.Im twelve and have read almost all of the books.My mom homeschools and before i got the kindle she printed a whole bunch of these books.This kindle is great because I can now read any book from her list almost from the kindle.So if you are thinking about homeschooling your kids get a kindle. It will be cheaper and easier on you.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless literary classics! October 12, 2012
By Richard
NOTE: This volume does not contain the complete collection of Alger's works, only 57 of his popular novels.
Excellent reading at an excellent price! Alger was truly the master of the rags-to-riches story! His writing has inspired millions of boys to work hard to acheive their goals. These charming morality tales will warm you with their wit and style. Highly recommended!!! High quality, wholesome fiction never goes out of style!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars So glad to find these all in one place! March 14, 2013
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My 13 yr old son began reading Horatio Alger about two years ago and he quickly became my son's favorite. When we moved from bound books to the Kindle, I was happy to find them individually in the free domain, but the price on this collection was great and it means he has plenty to keep him busy for awhile. I love the fact I don't have to preread them or worry about what's inside as Alger ALWAYS has a hero of great character who has some sort of challenge to overcome. The settings are historical and help my son visualize what life was like "back then." These stories are a great find for boys.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Terrible April 29, 2012
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The stories are completely out of order which you can tell as the publisher tells which book is next at the end of every story and which books preceded regarding the main charachter. Alger deserves five stars but this edition doesn't.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Collection, Needs Better TOC February 23, 2011
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A great collection of Alger's books. The only downside is the table of contents. You must click "beginning," then press the back arrows to get to it, which was confusing at first. However, this is a great deal for anyone interested in Alger's fiction.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great deal! May 23, 2012
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I love living in the age of the e-book. This volume is one of the reasons why.

I first heard of Horatio Alger back in the 80s when I was in college. I don't remember exactly where - probably one of my classes. A snarky friend of mine who had read one of his stories thought they were "quaint" and actually "funny." Isn't it a laugh, after all, that hard work and honesty get rewarded? Cynical people everywhere think so.

Back then I was only able to get two stories at my college book store: a volume that had both Ragged Dick and Struggling Upward. Finishing those, I found a used book store that had other volumes for sale, but, as I recall, purchasing them there was simply beyond my means at the time. The owner had them priced as collectors items.

I love Alger. If you need mental inspiration, they're like a warm, comforting blanket and a hot toddy. If you're tempted to lie, cheat and steal, Alger's good at reminding you that isn't the way to get ahead. You'll be a success if you work hard and are diligent.

Two bucks for every novel the man ever wrote? That's awesome! In an ideal world, this edition would include a guide to the books so you could know where to start. It would also include the illustrations from those beautiful editions in the used book store. However, this isn't an ideal world and neither is this presentation.

But it's two bucks! Only two bucks! That's a ganga!
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4.0 out of 5 stars The stories are easy reads, each with a moral message for young ...
The stories are easy reads, each with a moral message for young boys. The settings in the late 1800s are interesting.
Published 2 months ago by Walter A. Parker
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential to any NYC course, or any course on the city in early...
Essential to any course on New York City, and perhaps to any course on the city in early Modernism. Ragged Dick is an American Artful Dodger, only the first of many Alger... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Editor, SFHR
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice to reread
I had read most of the series as a boy. They provided me with the motivation to rise above my birthright. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Doug
4.0 out of 5 stars Most entertaining
Most entertaining and it gives a good picture of life and action on an English war ship of the line.
Published 16 months ago by Jack P. Moore
5.0 out of 5 stars great american novels of the 19th century
These afre dated books of rags to riches stories. They are very entertaining and even though you can always predict the ending they have some suspence to them. Read more
Published on May 4, 2013 by victor ross
5.0 out of 5 stars It's the values and the mermories
These stories, like the Westerns of Louis L'Amour, celebrate Traditiional American values. In the American dream, good overcomes evil, work and honesty bring rewards, virtue is... Read more
Published on December 21, 2012 by Patrick
1.0 out of 5 stars Author is a Hack
Horrible work, horrible format. The writing and the plotlines are beyond bad. There is no table of contents, so you have to read everything sequentially (like watching two or... Read more
Published on November 22, 2012 by Disappointed
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