Horatio Alger, Jr. was a prolific American author of the 19-th century.
'Phil The Fiddler' is a story that differs from usual works by Alger as this times this story is not about an honest and hard-working boy, but about a poor Italian boy who is enslaved and forced to play the fiddle out in the streets of New-York. In addition he suffers from street bullies. To his luck Phil meets Paul Hoffman (the main character of the novel 'Paul, The Peddler') who becomes his patron. What the fate has in store for poor Phil? Read this brilliant story and you will know!