The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

Series - Alger Series (Mutual Book Co.)

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Publisher: Mutual Book Co. (Boston (Mass.): 70 Franklin St.) -- United States
Category: Format : Paperback ("Thickbook")
Issues: 30 known numbers
Dates: LeBlanc says 1900's, Horatio Alger Society narrows this to 1907.
Price: 25ยข
Size: 8 1/4 x 5 3/4"
Pages: 250 pages
Illustrations: Colored pictorial cover; #11, #17, #30 and likely others use the same portrait of a street boy.
Major Author(s): <a href="">Horatio Alger, Jr.</a>
Physical Description: Some issues show "Mutual Book Company" on cover and "Trade Publishing Co., New York" on title page.
Notes / Commentary: LeBlanc listing contained only numbers 9 and 30. Additional titles have been added with the help of the Horatio Alger Society, which lists titles from Brad Chase's Horatio Alger Books Published by Twelve Small Alger Publishers (Enfield, CT: Sandpiper Publishing, 1999) and Bob Bennett's A Collector's Guide to the Published Works of Horatio Alger, Jr. (MAD Book Company, 1999). Numbers are not currently known for all titles.
Primary Data Source: LeBlanc
Data Entry Status: In Progress, Partial Listing Available


Adrift in New York; or, Tom and Florence Braving the World
Andy Grant's Pluck
Bound to Rise
Brave and Bold
The Cash Boy; or, From Prison to Fortune
Do and dare; or, A Brave boy's fight for fortune
Driven From Home
Hector's inheritance; or, The Boys of Smith Institute
In a New World
Jack's ward
Julius, the Street Boy; or, A Waif's Rise from Poverty
Luke Walton; or, The Chicago Newsboy
Only an Irish Boy; or, Andy Burke's Fortune
Phil, the Fiddler; or, The Story of a Young Street Musician
Ralph Raymond's Heir
Risen from the Ranks; or, Harry Walton's Success
Sam's chance and how he improved it
Shifting for Himself; or, Gilbert Greyson's Fortune
Slow and Sure; or, From the Sidewalk to the Shop
The Store Boy; or, The Fortunes of Ben Barclay
Strive and Succeed; or, The Progress of Walter Conrad
Strong and Steady; or, Paddle Your Own Canoe
Tom, the Bootblack; or, A Western Boy's Success
Try and trust
The Young Acrobat; or, The Great North American Circus
Young Salesman
9. Facing the World
11. Herbert Carter's Legacy; or, The Inventor's Son
17. Paul, the Peddler; or, The Fortunes of a Young Street Merchant
30. The Young Outlaw; or, Adrift in the Streets

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