Horatio Alger books... These are «rags-to-riches» stories, its’ heroes rise from poverty to wealth, they are patient, smart and determined to their white collar work. They know that hard work is the only key to success. However, it’s not all about hardworking. Only random acts of courage let the poor boys to find a benefactor who will bring them to better life.
«Struggling Upward” is a social novel that represents a bright example of Horatio Alger's writing style. As in many other Alger's books the central figure of the story is a poor boy who struggles for his life. But one day the boy gets lucky and and becomes a partner of man who sells neckties. Will he manage to make his way through all the hardships? Read this brilliant novel and you will know!