Ragged Dick

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Ragged Dick

Ragged Dick, Book 1

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Author Horatio Alger
Narrator Don Hagen
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5 hours and 9 minutes
English

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Ragged Dick is the story of a young bootblack living and working in the streets of a post-Civil War New York City. It follows his rise from a street kid to the respectable middle class. The original publication, released as a six volume series, came to depict a time of post-war struggle through the eyes of its young victims, vagabond children. Originally written as young-adult moral tales using the classic rags-to-riches theme, Ragged Dick is also Algers' timeless snapshot into an all but forgotten period in American history, and the ever relevant struggle for economic and social status.

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About the Author - Horatio Alger

Horatio Alger was born on January 13, 1834 in Chelsea, Massachusettes. Alger began writing in earnest and being a published author at the age of 17. After graduating from Harvard, Alger obtained a position in ministry in a Unitarian Church, but was dismissed on scandalous and incriminating charges. Around 1866, Alger moved to New York, a time that marked the beginning of a very successful writing career. Around this time, the Ragged Dick series was being published as a serial, and in 1868 it was published as a complete novel. In New York City, Alger took a special and personal interest in the street children and became a frequent visitor to their popular haunts. Perhaps this is what gave him a clear insight into their trials and tribulations and aided in creating the simple yet timeless story of Ragged Dick. Eventually, Alger took two street children into his home and informally adopted them.

About the Narrator - Don Hagen

Don Hagen, nine-time winner of the Peer Award for narration/voiceover, has been behind the microphone since fifth grade. He has been heard on a wide range of projects, from radio and television commercials to documentaries and audiobooks. In addition to his freelance voice work, Hagen is a member of the audiobook narration team at the Library of Congress. He lives in Washington, DC, with his wife, Wendy, and their Labradoodle, Riley.

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Unabridged MP3 Audio Download
Release date
August 6, 2013
Publisher
Gildan Audio
ISBN-13
9781469026138
ISBN-10
1469026139
Copyright
(P)2013 Gildan Audio
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