This 1875 novel is the eighth and last in Alger's "Luck and Pluck" series. Here, Herbert Carter works hard to help his mother, the widow of an inventor, make ends meet, but the ruthless man who holds their mortgage on their house and his snobbish son want to oust the pair, and are close to doing it. Herbert tries farming, selling newspapers, and other jobs, but finds that nothing is ever easy. Included in this Illustrated Edition are all four original illustrations, rejuvenated.
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.