Ragged Dick

Ragged Dick

Street Life in New York With the Boot-blacks

eBook - 2009
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Although he manages to make a living as a shoeshine boy in late-1860's New York City, orphaned, fourteen-year-old Dick Hunter remains homeless and without many prospects until two new friends inspire him to better himself through education.
Publisher: [Waiheke Island] : Floating Press, c2009
[Waiheke Island] : Floating Press, c2009
ISBN: 9781775414070
Branch Call Number: REM
Characteristics: 1 online resource (283 p.)


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Nov 20, 2014

So this was a "challenged" book, which I imagine had to do with the title. So really it's the challenger who has a dirty mind because this is an innocuous rags to riches book by the man who popularized the myth that hard work and gumption will get you somewhere. Of historical, if not literary, interest.

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