Ragged Dick is the story of a young bootblack living and
working in the streets of a post-Civil War New York City. It follows his rise
from a street kid to the respectable middle class. The original publication,
released as a six volume series, came to depict a time of post-war struggle
through the eyes of its young victims, vagabond children. Originally written as
young-adult moral tales using the classic rags-to-riches theme, Ragged Dick
is also Algers’ timeless snapshot into an all but forgotten period in American
history, and the ever relevant struggle for economic and social status. Download and start listening now!