Adrift in New York: Tom and Florence Braving the World

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Adrift in New York: Tom and Florence Braving the World Adrift in New York: Tom and Florence Braving the World

by Jr. Horatio Alger

Genre: Childrens

Published: 2006

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Horatio Alger (1832 - 1899) was one of the most influential American authors of the 19th century, who wrote Adrift in New York: or, Tom and Florence Braving the World. A prolific author, he wrote more than a hundred books on the same theme: that honesty, cheerfulness, virtue, thrift, and hard work would be rewarded with success. While his plots and dialogue sometimes lacked creativity, he can be credited with helping to create an uniquely American philosophy of Strive and Succeed. Titles such as Sink or Swim, Shifting for Himself, and Adrift in New York: or, Tom and Florence Braving the World convinced generations that they could triumph over their circumstances and become an Alger Hero

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