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Horatio Alger
  • Name: Horatio Alger
  • Born: 01/13/1832
  • Died: 07/18/1899 (67 years old)
  • Occupation: Author

Horatio Alger Jr. (/ˈælər/; January 13, 1832 – July 18, 1899) was an American writer of young adult novels about impoverished boys and their rise from humble backgrounds to lives of middle-class security and comfort through hard work, determination, courage, and honesty. His writings were characterized by the “rags-to-riches” narrative, which had a formative effect on the United States during the Gilded Age.

School: Harvard College, 1852

Alias: Carl Cantab, Arthur Hamilton, Caroline F. Preston, Arthur Lee Putnam, Julian Starr

Genre: Children’s literature

Birth Place: Chelsea, Massachusetts, U.S.

Death Place: Natick, Massachusetts, U.S.

Source: Wikipedia

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