Horatio Alger, Jr. was a prolific American author of the 19-th century.
“Risen from the Ranks” 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 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 Harry Walton meets a person who becomes his patron. What the fate has in store for poor Harry? Read this brilliant story and you will know!