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- The Cash Boy . - Horatio Alger, Jr. - Google Books
In we named our son Cash. It's actually snotty to blog that the name is tacky. Some comments ring true. My husband is a Johnny Cash fan. We originally picked the name Chase but changed our minds when we were introduced to a woman with the same name. He's a very strong and vibrant little boy. Yes in the beginning we did get a few double takes at his name. Now we seem to only encounter people who think it's cool. We know at least he wouldnt go to school with 5 other boys with the same name.
Never taunt others for their choices when it might be returned to your child. There are far worse names than Cash.
Kids for cash scandal
Look up Jason Lee's son. Or Rob Morrow's daughter. Some are just down right ridiculous. Cash definitely is not! I felt the same way, but liked it for a nickname. I never understood this name. Apparently it's cool but I like Cassius more. Just Cash is tacky to me. Well, I think both of you are right, each helped influence the name during each of these individual's era of frame, but the surname ultimately kept the name going long term.
She had one little daughter, Grace, and showing no partiality in the treatment of her children, Frank never suspected that she was not his sister. However, at the death of Mrs. Fowler, all this was related to Frank. The children were left alone in the world.
It seemed as though they would have to go to the poorhouse but Frank could not become reconciled to that. I have a small collection of Art Nouveau decorated hardcovers. I decided I should catch up on reading my collection.
An Unplanned Smash Hit
What a delightful surprise. I'd heard of Horatio Alger Jr. Probably because they were geared tow The edition I have is actually one of the original editions published in Probably because they were geared toward young boys. Alger was famous for his books depicting poor boys who prosper by being good, honest and hard working. Some end up with good jobs, some find a benefactor, in this one Frank finds The language is quaint and often clever. The insight to an era a century ago is interesting. And the HEA is satisfying. Jan 24, Alger rated it really liked it.
A classic of Alger's transition into the pulp style where fully described and believable plots are a liability; you can see his first faltering steps into his late style in how the morality of the hero is assumed rather than spelled out, the plot relies fully upon miraculous coincidences, and the hero is instantly recognizable by the alliteration in his name. Simply described, these are the adventures of Frank Fowler who leaves his small town home shortly after the death of the only mother he has A classic of Alger's transition into the pulp style where fully described and believable plots are a liability; you can see his first faltering steps into his late style in how the morality of the hero is assumed rather than spelled out, the plot relies fully upon miraculous coincidences, and the hero is instantly recognizable by the alliteration in his name.
Simply described, these are the adventures of Frank Fowler who leaves his small town home shortly after the death of the only mother he has ever known to make his fortune in New York. These small town adventures are fully loaded with stock Alger characters, the pious mother, the innocent sister he is pledged to protect, the sauntering son of the local petite bourgeois, the loyal background of lifelong chums, and adults who appear to lack the moral clarity of the children.
All of this is mere background to the scenes in New York, and occupy only a few dozen pages in the book, which requires these characters and situations to be hurried through with such speed that their essential cartoonishness is emphasized. The New York sections are equally thin, but more prolonged. Short statements on virtue replace the pages long and repeated sermons of earlier Alger novels, and this works to the benefit of pacing, while also satisfying the requirement that the books promote good morals. In their place we are treated to a byzantine conspiracy plot that is resolved only by key people arriving against all odds at the precise moment to move the plot along.
The Cash Boy . - Horatio Alger, Jr. - Google Books
Just as in the country chapters and in the case of the moral sermons, Alger is remarkably willing in this volume to dispose of exactly the same characters that he used to dwell upon for entire books. Redeemable roommates, boot blacks, baggage smashers, poor house supervisors, and swaggering peers are quickly introduced and then pushed off scene with remarkable speed and are allowed only the smallest of speaking parts.
Instead of these expected Alger stock characters we are treated to a lonely old man with a housekeeper and nephew plotting after his wealth. For no reasons other than a kind act, a resemblance to a lost son, and an immediate mystical familial sympathy, Frank is immediately offered too much money for a low effort job and a rent-free home.
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Like most late Alger novels, the resolution of the plot is mechanical and requires no effort or especial act of virtue from the hero except his continued breathing. If you are a fan of 19th century Chums Novels then this is a fun and effortless read that will complete a perfect summer afternoon.
Jan 03, Jerianne rated it liked it. Fun, easy read. Feb 21, Katie rated it it was ok. View 2 comments. Nov 11, Nente rated it did not like it Shelves: read-original , pulp. The essence of pulp.
Whatever made me think I needed to know something about Horatio Alger? If you've read two Horatio Alger books, you've basically read them all. Aug 01, Cory B rated it liked it Shelves: youth. This is a book for an early reader. It is written blandly and has a very basic plot.
Half way through the book, you know how it will end. But it was an interesting read. Sarah rated it really liked it Jan 03, Alana rated it it was ok Dec 09, Hannah Sorenson rated it really liked it May 22, Marian Stefu rated it it was amazing Jul 01,