Introduces the Crumps.
It was drawing towards the close of the last
day of the year. A few hours more, and 1836 would
be no more.
It was a cold day. There was no snow on the gro...
Horatio Alger (1832-1899) was the American author of prodigiously popular and influential juvenile novels and biographies.Horatio Alger was born in Revere, Mass., the son of a Unitarian minister. The ...
Perhaps the quality which has been most closely identified with the American spirit is success. Success--upward mobility, material prosperity acquired through hard work and shrewd ability--has been fo...