Who is Horatio Alger

Horatio Alger Jr. (; January 13, 1832 – July 18, 1899) was an American author who wrote young adult novels about impoverished boys and their rise from humble backgrounds to lives of middle-class security and comfort through good works. His writings were characterized by the "rags-to-riches" narrative, which had a formative effect on the United States during the Gilded Age.

All of Alger's juvenile novels share essentially the same theme: a teenage boy improves his circumstances by virtuous behavior. There is a "Horatio Alger myth" that the boy becomes wealthy through hard work, but this is inaccurate. In the actual stories, invariably the cause of success is an accident that works to the boy's advantage after he conducts himself according to traditional virtues such as honesty, c...
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  • St. Nicholas
    In the far-off Polar seas,
    Far beyond the Hebrides,
    Where the icebergs, towering high,
    Seem to pierce the wintry sky,...
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Mdrayton: morgan freeman the new horatio alger.
Fischerking64: watched entire piers morgan interview w/desantis. someone close to him needs to explain that the ‘aw shucks, god and country, here’s my horatio alger story’ ain’t gonna cut it. felt like watching nikki haley, and that’s not good. blunt, forceful, direct answers is order of day.
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In Memoriam A. H. H. OBIIT MDCCCXXXIII: Part 067
 by Alfred Lord Tennyson

When on my bed the moonlight falls,
I know that in thy place of rest
By that broad water of the west,
There comes a glory on the walls:

Thy marble bright in dark appears,
As slowly steals a silver flame
Along the letters of thy name,
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