'Bound To Rise' is the irst book by Horatio Alger that tells us about Harry Walton. As many other Alger's characters Harry is a boy from the poorest class of society. One day Harry gets a book which seizes his imagination. It is a book about Benjamin Franklin, the man who becomes a hero for our boy. Harry wants to be like him and he works a lot to rise above the poverty he lives in. Will he manage to do this? Is persistence and hard work enough for becoming rich? Read this classical novel and you will know!