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May 17 , 2009

Joe's Luck; Or, Always Wide Awake


Horatio Alger, Jr. (1832 – 1899) was a prolific American author of the 19-th century. His writings were characterized by the "rags-to-riches" narrative, which had a formative effect on America during the Gilded Age. Alger best known for his many juvenile 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.
Another story by Horatio Alger about success achieving and pluck.  Storyline focuses on a poor orphan named Joe. He leaves New York to try his luck in California and better life. He works hard in San Francisco and tries mining on the Yuba River. In Joe's Luck, Joe had Alger's essential virtues for success: bravery, generosity, kindness and perseverance. Never give up and you will rich the top.

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