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The Novels of Horatio Alger, Jr.



Novel Plot Summaries:

Archetypes and Themes


Designed under the auspices of the University of Rochester Libraries, both the  Department of Rare Books and Special Collections and the  Rossell Hope Robbins Library, this web page is the result of research gathered during the summer internship of John A. Geck. The internship involved both evaluation of the nineteenth century dime novels of Horatio Alger, Jr., and analysis of the texts in a fairy tale context, particularly the Cinderella tale. Professors Russell Peck and Alan Lupack provided guidance and advice. Anne Zanzucchi provided assistance in the creation of this web page, as well as general education in web design. Librarian Caroline Duroselle-Melish supplied any aid and information in the handling of the texts.