Horatio Alger Jr.<br />
Family Life<br />Born in Chelsea, Massachusetts<br />Birthday: January 13, 1832<br />Son of Horatio Alger Sr. and Olive Au...
Education<br />Home schooled by my father until age of 10 due to my near-sightedness and asthma.<br />At age 10 was accept...
Jobs held<br />Author- most famous for being an author; wrote over one hundred books for boys<br />Journalist- contributed...
NYC/ Ragged Dick<br />Left the ministry and moved to New York City to pursue a career in juvenile fiction writing.<br />Cr...
Components of my writings<br />3 elements to my novels:<br />Heroic element-usually poor boy betters himself through hard ...
My Books<br />Ragged Dick: or Street Life in New York<br />The Cash Boy<br />Joe the Hotel Boy, Or Winning Out by Pluck<br...
 My Competition <br />Louisa May Alcott<br />Mark Twain <br />John Steinbeck <br />Ernest Hemingway <br />William Faulkner...
I should be in the Hall of Fame because…<br />I gave hope to millions that they could be a success.<br />I am one of the b...
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  1. 1. Horatio Alger Jr.<br />
  2. 2. Family Life<br />Born in Chelsea, Massachusetts<br />Birthday: January 13, 1832<br />Son of Horatio Alger Sr. and Olive Augusta Fenno.<br />Father Horatio was a Unitarian Minister and farmer<br />Middle Class<br />
  3. 3. Education<br />Home schooled by my father until age of 10 due to my near-sightedness and asthma.<br />At age 10 was accepted to Gates Academy in Marlborough, Massachusetts where I studied until age of 16.<br />At 16 accepted to Harvard College.<br />Attended Harvard Divinity School.<br />
  4. 4. Jobs held<br />Author- most famous for being an author; wrote over one hundred books for boys<br />Journalist- contributed to small N.E. weeklies such as American Union and Yankee Blade.<br />Teacher- did not enjoy; ill-suited<br />Minister- learned much about myself as a writer and person<br /> <br />
  5. 5. NYC/ Ragged Dick<br />Left the ministry and moved to New York City to pursue a career in juvenile fiction writing.<br />Created my best work-Ragged Dick.<br />Noted for its “rags to riches” story.<br />First appeared in Student and Schoolmate.<br />Led to contract with publisher A.K. Loring which resulted in one-hundred eighteen other novels based on the same plot<br />
  6. 6. Components of my writings<br />3 elements to my novels:<br />Heroic element-usually poor boy betters himself through hard work and succeeds.<br />Chance- many characters find luck in some form.<br />Nature of Chance- almost always deals with a wealthy man giving to a poorer boy.<br />
  7. 7. My Books<br />Ragged Dick: or Street Life in New York<br />The Cash Boy<br />Joe the Hotel Boy, Or Winning Out by Pluck<br />Paul Prescott&apos;s Charge: A Story for Boys<br />The Errand Boy: or, How Phil Brent Won Success<br />A Fancy of Hers<br />Driven from Home<br />Bound to Rise<br />Paul the Peddler: or the Fortunes of a Young Street Merchant<br />Facing the World<br />Strive and Succeed<br />….and many, many more<br />
  8. 8. My Competition <br />Louisa May Alcott<br />Mark Twain <br />John Steinbeck <br />Ernest Hemingway <br />William Faulkner <br />Upton Sinclair <br />Sinclair Lewis <br />Margaret Mitchell<br />Hermann Melville <br />Henry David Thoreau<br />Edgar A. Poe <br />Walt Whitman <br />Harriet Beecher Stowe <br />Nathaniel Hawthorne<br />
  9. 9. I should be in the Hall of Fame because…<br />I gave hope to millions that they could be a success.<br />I am one of the best selling juvenile fiction authors of all time<br />I am known as &quot;most successful writer of boys&apos; stories in the whole of American literature.&quot; <br />I have multiple prestigious associations named after me.<br />I was involved in Women’s suffrage.<br />
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