Horatio Alger(redirected from Alger, Horatio)
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An American writer who authored popular books in which the main characters (often historical figures) rise from poverty to relative wealth. In other words, Alger wrote about people who achieved the American dream. Critics maintain he gave his readers (and their intellectual descendants) false hope of success.