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The Boat Club; or, The Bunkers of Rippleton

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William Taylor Adams (1822-1897) was a noted academic, author, and Massachusetts state legislator. He was born in Medway, Massachusetts. He became a teacher in the Boston, Massachusetts public schools in 1845, and remained in that capacity through 1865. He served as a member of the School Board of Dorchester, Massachusetts, for 14 years. In 1869, he became a member of the ...more
Paperback, 184 pages
Published February 8th 2008 by Dodo Press (first published 1855)
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Mar 30, 2015 Alger rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A classic of the early type of the simpering, banal, pedagogic chums novel that became a staple of boy's novels for a century after Optic revolutionized the genre.

In this volume we find an array of simplified boys types:

1. The Boy who is saintly and whose first instinct is to give his pocket money to a recently widowed mother of a friend. This act, far from appearing condescending and the purest noblesse oblige that should be humiliating for the recipients, is instead a gesture that first inspir
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"Oliver Optic" was the pen name of William Taylor Adams, a Massachusetts schoolteacher whose magazines and stories for children reached a very wide audience from the 1850s through the turn of the twentieth century.
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