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Synopsis: Robert, have you seen anything of your uncle? No, aunt. I suppose hes over at the tavern as usual, said the woman despondently. He drinks up about all he earns, and theres little enough left for us. I hope you wont follow In his steps, Robert. You may be sure I won t. Aunt Jane, said the boy, nodding emphatically. I wouldnt drink a glass of rum for a hundred dollars. God keep you In that resolution, my dear boy! I dont want my sisters son to go to destruction as my husband is doing. My story opens in a small fishing village on the coast of one of the New England States. Robert Coverdale, whom I have briefly I ntroduced, Is the young hero whose fortunes I propose to record.
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About the Author: Horatio Alger, Jr. was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts in 1832, the son of a Unitarian minister. He received a strict upbringing and was educated for a life in the church, graduating from Harvard in 1852. After leaving Harvard, Alger, to his father's disappointment, took a job as a historian in Middlesex County, Massachusetts and later worked as a teacher at a boys' boarding school in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. He traveled in Europe for a year, and then returned to the United States in 1857 to complete his studies at the Cambridge Divinity School. In 1864 Alger was ordained a minister at the First Parish Unitarian Church of Brewster on Cape Cod. Sixteen months later, however, he was dismissed from the pulpit after being accused of engaging in homosexual relations with two boys. After his dismissal, Alger began to focus on his writing career, which spanned more than three decades and 110 books. He wrote mainly children's books about boys and girls who rise from rags to riches through hard work and faith in the American dream. His first major success came with the publication of his eighth novel, Ragged Dick in 1868. Other popular novels include Luck and Pluck (1869), Tattered Tom (1871), and Strive and Succeed (1872). Alger also wrote several adult novels, including A Fancy of Her's (first publihsed as The New Schoolma'am in 1877) and The Disagreeable Woman (1895). Alger, who never married, spent the last decades of his life living at his family home in South Natick, Massachusetts, where he died in 1899.
Title: Robert Coverdales Struggle: Or, on the Wave ...
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