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Helping Himself; Or, Grant Thornton's Ambition

Horatio Alger, Jr.

“wish we were not so terribly poor, Grant," said Mrs. Thornton, in a discouraged tone. "Is there anything new that makes you say so, mother?” 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. This book, a true rags-to-riches novel, follows Grant, the oldest of three children that their mother, a widow is struggling to feed and clothe. His determination to succeed is fierce and yet he never cheats or follows the easy path to success. - Summary by Phil Chenevert

“wish we were not so terribly poor, Grant," said Mrs. Thornton, in a discouraged tone. "Is there anything new that makes you say so, mother?” 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. This book, a true rags-to-riches novel, follows Grant, the oldest of three children that their mother, a widow is struggling to feed and clothe. His determination to succeed is fierce and yet he never cheats or follows the easy path to success. - Summary by Phil Chenevert
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“wish we were not so terribly poor, Grant," said Mrs. Thornton, in a discouraged tone. "Is there anything new that makes you say so, mother?” 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. This book, a true rags-to-riches novel, follows Grant, the oldest of three children that their mother, a widow is struggling to feed and clothe. His determination to succeed is fierce and yet he never cheats or follows the easy path to success. - Summary by Phil Chenevert

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

5h 12m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:23


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:36


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:39


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:56


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:50


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:49


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:23


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:29


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:52


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:53


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:45


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:11


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:04


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:20


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:31


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:34


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:48


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:16


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:41


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:45


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:42


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:14


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:28


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:28


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:53


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:29


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:59


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:22


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:01


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:24


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:41


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:02


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:53


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

09:15


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:46


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:03


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:32


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:12


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:15


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:42