Struggling Upward, Or, Luke Larkin's Luck

Struggling Upward, Or, Luke Larkin's Luck

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Relates the adventures of Luke Larkin, a poor boy of the nineteenth century, who perseveres against many odds and gains success.

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Horatio Alger, Jr. (January 13, 1832 – July 18, 1899) was a prolific 19th-century American author, most famous for his novels following the adventures of bootblacks, newsboys, peddlers, buskers, and other impoverished children in their rise from humble backgrounds to lives of respectable middle-class security and comfort. His novels about boys who succeed under the tutelage of older mentors were hugely popular in their day.

Born in Chelsea, Massachusetts, the son of a Unitarian minis