Horatio Alger, Jr.

Horatio Alger, Jr. was a highly productive author in the 19th century, recognized for his numerous juvenile novels that followed a formulaic plot about underprivileged boys. His stories revolve around the boys' journey from a destitute background to a life of comfort and security, achieved through their determination, hard work, honesty, and bravery. Alger's works have become well-known for their portrayal of the American Dream.