Bertha's Christmas Vision

Bertha's Christmas Vision

by Horatio Alger, Jr.

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Overview

Bertha's Christmas Vision was Horatio Alger, Jr.'s first book, although he had been writing as a paid journalist for a local paper for a few years after graduating from Harvard. The book is a collection of short stories and verses that share holiday, family, and loving themes. It is easy to see Alger's future focus on the down-and-out taking shape even at this early stage in his career.

Included in this edition of the 1856 version of "Bertha's Christmas Vision" is a detailed biography of Alger, as well as an extensive, annotated bibliography of the first editions of his books.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161768488
Publisher: New York: Brown, Bazin and Company, 1856
Publication date: 09/18/2018
Series: Classic Christmas Books , #44
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 937 KB

About the Author

Horatio Alger, Jr. (January 13, 1832 – July 18, 1899) was a prolific 19th-century American author, best known for his many formulaic juvenile novels about impoverished boys and their rise from humble backgrounds to lives of middle-class security and comfort through hard work, determination, courage, and honesty. His writings were characterized by the "rags-to-riches" narrative, which had a formative effect on America during the Gilded Age.

Date of Birth:

August 17, 1887

Date of Death:

June 10, 1940

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