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Ragged Dick: Street Life in New York with the Boot-Blacks (1867)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0451524802, Paperback)The book has no illustrations or index. Purchasers are entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge. Subjects: Boys; New York (N.Y.); Bildungsromans; Poor children; Street children; Shoe shiners; Fiction / Literary; Juvenile Fiction / Classics; Juvenile Fiction / Boys
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Although he manages to make a living as a shoeshine boy in late-1860's New York City, orphaned, fourteen-year-old Dick Hunter remains homeless and without many prospects until two new friends inspire him to better himself through education.
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