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A Fancy of Hers: The Disagreeable Woman: Two Lost Novels for Adults by the Man Loved for His Rags-To-Riches Tales for Juveniles
Ben Hadley's conversion had indeed been sudden, and, as in most similar cases, he found some difficulty in staying converted. While his pride was flattered by the confidence reposed in him by Miss Frost, there were times when his old mischievous propensities almost overcame him. On the third day, as John Cotton was passing Ben's desk, the latter suddenly thrust out his foo ...more
Hardcover, 179 pages
Published December 31st 1981 by Van Nostrand Reinhold Company
(first published 1877)
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This book really took me back to my childhood of reading Louisa May Alcott and other 19th century writers, although this is actually an Alger book written for adults. A Fancy of Hers deals with a bored rich woman who moves to a rural area incognito to become a schoolteacher. A Disagreeable Woman deals with a young doctor who takes his meals at a boarding house and meets a gruff older woman who turns out to have a heart of gold. Cliches abound, but so do wonderfully written humorous passages abou ...more
Horatio Alger, Jr. (January 13, 1832 – July 18, 1899) was a prolific 19th-century American author, most famous for his novels following the adventures of bootblacks, newsboys, peddlers, buskers, and other impoverished children in their rise from humble backgrounds to lives of respectable middle-class security and comfort. His novels about boys who succeed under the tutelage of older mentors were h ...moreMore about Horatio Alger Jr....