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Horatio Alger Jr.
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Jed, the Poorhouse Boy

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First published in 1899 by Henry T. Coates & Co., Philadelphia.
Published August 1st 2005 by Polyglot Press (first published 1976)
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Jan 20, 2015 Diane Westin rated it it was amazing
Jed was a good boy, but the new directors of the poorhouse didn't think so. Life became so unbearable for Jed, that when an actor accidentally thought the poorhouse was a hotel and Jed found him in his bed.. Jed jumped at the chance to leave the poorhouse. Through many trials and tribulations Jed comes out shining in the end.
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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 ...more
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