Ragged Dick; or, Street Life in New York with the Boot Blacks is a Bildungsroman by Horatio Alger Jr., which was serialized in Student and Schoolmate in 1867.
Ragged Dick Paperback – February 8, 2011. Ragged Dick; or, Street Life in New York with the Boot Blacks is arguably the best known of Horatio Alger’s American rags-to-riches stories. The title character is Richard Hunter, better known as Ragged Dick, an orphan living on the streets.
Start by marking “Ragged Dick (Ragged Dick, #1)” as Want to Read: "Ragged Dick"; or," Street Life in New York with the Boot Blacks" is a novel by Horatio Alger, Jr. It was the first volume in the six volume Ragged Dick Series, and became Alger's all-time bestseller.
Preface. To Joseph W. Allen, at whose suggestion this story was undertaken, it is inscribed with friendly regard. “Ragged Dick” was contributed as a serial story.
The Ragged Dick Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary But in Horatio Alger's novels, fate favors modest and hardworking.