The author was as widely read as Mark Twain. Some people even call him the father of the American Dream. Yes, that’s Horatio Alger. Horatio Alger was born in 1832 in Chelsea, Massachusetts. The son of a minister, Alger went to Harvard. Thirty-four year-old, he moved to New York and started assisting the homeless boys. His stories are full of compassion for street urchins, for abandoned children in New York City.
“Walter Sherwood's Probation” is about a college student Walter. His priority is having good times. His guardian disapproves his careless attitude and forces him to quit studies and find a job. This book gives us lots of useful lesson about life. It will definitely keep you off the computer and away from the TV! Feel the bootstrapping mentality of the time with Horatio Alger’s juvenile novel “Walter Sherwood's Probation”.