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Horatio Alger

Author (13-Jan-1832 — 18-Jul-1899)


Bob Bennett. Horatio Alger, Jr.: A Comprehensive Bibliography. Mt. Pleasant, MI: Flying Eagle Publishing Co.. 1980. 200pp.

Ralph D. Gardner. Horatio Alger, or the American Hero Era. Mendota: Wayside Press. 1964. 505pp.

Frank Gruber. Horatio Alger, Jr.: A Biography and Bibliography. Los Angeles: Grover Jones Press. 1961.

Edwin P. Hoyt. Horatio's Boys: The Life and Works of Horatio Alger, Jr.. Radnor, PA: Chilton Book Company. 1974. 263pp.

Carol Nackenoff. The Fictional Republic: Horatio Alger and American Political Discourse. Oxford University Press. 1994.

Ray Russell. Holy Horatio! the Strange Life and Paradoxical Works of the Legendary Mr. Alger. Santa Barbara, CA: Capra Press. 1976.

Gary Scharnhorst; Jack Bales (editors). Horatio Alger, Jr.: An Annotated Bibliography of Comment and Criticism. Littlefield. 1981. 192pp.

Gary Scharnhorst; Jack Bales. The Lost Life of Horatio Alger, Jr.. Bloomington, IN: Indiana Indiana University Press. 1985.

John Tebbel. From Rags to Riches: Horatio Alger and the American Dream. New York: Macmillan. 1963. 245pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers (p.12)

  5. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.28)

  6. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.32)

  7. Webster's American Biographies (p.21)

  8. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.11)

  9. American Authors 1600-1900 (p.24)

  10. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.18)

  11. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.25)

  12. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.11)

  13. Makers of 19th Century Culture: 1800-1914 (p.6)

  14. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.15)

  15. Legends in Their Own Time (p.5)

  16. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.1)

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