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Illustrating Horatio Alger: Serials


As is typical with 19th century literature, some of Alger's novels were first published in serial form in popular periodicals before being published in book form. Of course, there are also many short stories, poems, and essays by Alger that were not collected in books, but exist only in these periodicals. On these pages, we provide a sampling of Alger's works in periodicals. While items in this portion of the exhibit are not by J. Watson Davis, they provide an interesting contrast to his work.

Alger, Horatio, Jr. "How Johnny Bought A Sewing-Machine."Our Young Folks. 2:8 (August 1866): 482-487.

Alger, Horatio, Jr. "The Merchant's Crime: A Novel."The Leisure Hour Library 3:201 (July 28, 1888): 1-16.

Alger, Horatio, Jr. "Are My Boys Real?"Ladies' Home Journal 7:12 (November 1890): 29.

Alger, Horatio, Jr. "Chivalry."Pictorial National Library 2 (Jan.-July 1849): 123-124.
"Chivalry" is one of the first known published appearances of Alger's work.

Alger, Horatio, Jr. "Luck and Pluck: or, John Oakley's Inheritance." Chapter XIV.Ballou's Monthly Magazine 26 (January-June 1869): 585-595.

Alger, Horatio, Jr. "Adrift in New York, or, Dodger and Florence Braving the World."Brave and Bold: A Different Complete Story Every Week 45 (Oct. 31, 1903)

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