Title: Cast upon the Breakers
Publication Date: 1974
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition.
Signed Very nice hardback and jacket. Only slight wear. Signed on half-title by Raslp Gardner, author of the foreword. Also on that page is the following inscription to the founder of Wendy's Restaurants: "Presented to R. David Thomas 5/5/82 at the Horatio Alger Stamp Ceremony. Columbus, Ohio V.S. Post Office. R. E. Sawyer - president The Horation Alger Society. On the facing page is a pasted-on shield-shaped bookplate for R. David Thomas with the Horatio Alger Stamp affixed. Also laid in is a first day cover postmarked April 30, 1982 at Willow Grove, PA. Text is clean, unmarked, tight. (Shelf location: B) All items carefully packed to avoid damage from moisture and rough handling. Tracking included. Bookseller Inventory # 041778
Synopsis: Part of a series of rags to riches stories of boys achieving the American dream of wealth through hard work, these works can also be seen as helpful in understanding the development of American cultural and social ideals.
About the Author: Horatio Alger Jr. (January 13, 1832 ? July 18, 1899) was a prolific 19th-century American writer, best known for his many 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 America during the Gilded Age. (Wikipedia)
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