( / ˈældʒər /; January 13, 1832 – July 18, 1899) was an American author who wrote young adult novels about impoverished boys and their rise from humble backgrounds to lives of middle-class security and comfort through good works.


Brewster’s Millions. Rags to Riches-A Story of Abu Dhabi- does not hold back in discussing how all the crooked salesmen flew in, following the discovery of oil.


Alger himself is considered a dinosaur of popular literature, a writer whose "strive and succeed" philosophy is as cringe-making as that of his contemporary,.

Man in a hole (fall-rise): SV 2. Paper Princess (The Royals, #1) by. My uncle has truly gone from rags to riches.

The Queen’s Gambit.

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Rags to Riches: A story of a ‘humble. Discussion.

In today’s post, we’re going to talk about the basic plot type: Rags to Riches.

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Tools. Books shelved as rags-to-riches: Paper Princess by Erin Watt, Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard, Any Duchess Will Do by Tessa Dare, Paradise by Judith McNaug.

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An extended metaphor is a literary device that can create a memorable plot point.
I’ll be using Aladdin as my example.

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Literature & Historical Allusions #3.

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The formulaic juvenile novels of Horatio Alger Jr.



Erin Watt (Goodreads Author) (Pseudonym) (shelved 11 times as rags-to-riches) avg rating 3.