- Name: Horatio Alger
- Born: 01/13/1832
- Died: 07/18/1899 (67 years old)
- Occupation: Author
Horatio Alger Jr. (//; 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.
Horatio Alger quotes :
No period of my life has been one of such unmixed happiness as the four years which have been spent within college walls.Horatio Alger
The institution of chivalry forms one of the most remarkable features in the history of the Middle Ages.Horatio Alger