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Mark the Match Boy

Mark the Match Boy

Author: Horatio Alger

Year Published: 1869

Description: Highly reflective of Horatio Alger's "rags-to-riches" recipe for juvenile fiction, Mark, the Match Boy extols the virtues of morality, honesty and integrity through the experiences of Mark Manton, a poor, parentless boy forced to make his way on the streets of New York. In the novel, Richard Hunter (formerly known as Ragged Dick) takes Mark under his wing and helps him triumph over adversity and poverty. Sometimes referred to as Mark the Match Boy, or Richard Hunter's Ward, it is the third in Alger's six-volume Ragged Dick series.

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'Take my advice, Mark, and study all you can, and you'll grow up respectable and respected'

Mark the Match Boy

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