Horatio Alger


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Ho•ra′tio Al′ger

(həˈreɪ ʃiˌoʊ, hɔ-, hoʊ-)
adj.
of or characteristic of the poor heroes in the novels of Horatio Alger, who achieve success and wealth through honesty and hard work.
[1920–25]
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Noun1.Horatio Alger - United States author of inspirational adventure stories for boysHoratio Alger - United States author of inspirational adventure stories for boys; virtue and hard work overcome poverty (1832-1899)
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Hersh's own origin story is right out of a Horatio Alger novel.
student in American Studies at Purdue University, I wrote the very first dissertation ever on Horatio Alger, Jr., and it was directed by Chester Eisinger, a specialist in modern American fiction.
Wheaton Warrenville South High School student Carleigh Lewaniak of Wheaton is among 106 recipients of the prestigious 2018 Horatio Alger National Scholarship.
Horatio Alger Association--ACTE worked with the Horatio Alger Association to announce the availability of 1,020 scholarships providing up to $2,500 each for deserving student to pursue postsecondary CTE studies.
Merely consider the implications of this son of immigrant Jews who, as a young boy, imbibed a success ethic through Horatio Alger and Frank Merriwell only to contribute so decisively to its demise during the formative period of the mass popular arts amidst the larger cultural upheaval of an increasingly modernized and modernist America.
Someone said, "Bill, why would you settle for night janitor?" He said, "Malnutrition." His first job might have been night janitor, but he went on to receive the Horatio Alger Award and become rich and powerful--one of the great examples of lifestyle that I know.
From There Will Be Blood to Steve Jobs, American cinema has evinced a penchant of late for eviscerating the dark side of the Horatio Alger myth: ruthless businessmen steamrolling all the little people on their way to world domination.
In 1996, he received the Horatio Alger Award, with an award presentation in which Brown put the Horatio ribbon around his neck.
(https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/national-scholarships/) Horatio Alger National Scholarship - $25,000 - Oct.