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The Rover Boys were precursors to the Hardy Boys -- three brothers who solved mysteries and had adventures at boarding school, on vacation, and abroad. Twenty volumes (all included here) were published. A second series, chronicling the adventures of the original Rover Boys' sons, followed. Six volumes of the second series are included.If you enjoy this ebook, don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for "e;Wildside Press Megapack"e; to see more of the 300+ volumes in this series, covering adventure, historical fiction, mysteries, westerns, ghost stories, science fiction -- and much, much more!
Horatio Alger, Jr.; January 13, 1832 - July 18, 1899) was a prolific 19th-century American author, best known for his many juvenile novels about impoverished boys and their rise from humble backgrounds to lives of middle-class security and comfort through hard work, determination, courage, and honesty. His writings were characterised by the "e;rags-to-riches"e; narrative, which had a formative effect on America during the Gilded Age. His popularity-and income-dwindled in the 1890s. In 1896, he had (what he called) a "e;nervous breakdown"e;; he relocated permanently to his sister's home in South Natick, Massachusetts. Before his death, Alger asked Edward Stratemeyer to complete his unfinished works. In 1901, "e;Young Captain Jack"e; was completed by Stratemeyer and promoted as Alger's last work. Alger once estimated that he earned only $100,000 between 1866 and 1896; at his death he had little money, leaving only small sums to family and friends. His literary work was bequeathed to his niece, to two boys he had casually adopted, and to his sister Olive Augusta, who destroyed his manuscripts and his letters at his wish. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)
Set off for adventure with the mischievous but essentially good-hearted trio of brothers known as the Rover Boys. In this book, the last entry in the original Rover Boys series, the boys are striding toward the conclusion of their school careers, a milestone they decide to celebrate with a grand tour. What will these quintessentially American lads think about the wider world? Find out in The Rover Boys on a Tour.
A popular entry in the second-generation Rover Boys series, The Rover Boys Under Canvas follows the sons of the original Rover Boys as they participate in a classic ritual at Colby Hall, the military academy they attend: the annual school camping trip. Along the way, the boys uncover an intriguing mystery. Will they be able to crack the case without incurring the wrath of their commanders? Dive into this eminently entertaining page-turner to find out.
Brothers Tom, Sam and Dick Rover have an insatiable thirst for adventure and excitement -- and they almost get more of it than they bargained for in The Rover Boys on the Ocean. This fast-paced read recounts the Rovers' nautical adventure during a school vacation. Originally intended as a relaxing retreat, their maritime sojourn takes on an unexpected -- and potentially deadly -- dimension. Will they make it back to their beloved Putnam Hall in one piece?
After narrowly surviving dozens of adventures and close calls, Rover brothers Tom, Dick and Sam spend some much-needed vacation time on the family farm. Informed by their father that they must soon take their leave from their beloved school, Putnam Hall, the boys begin to contemplate their futures -- and engage in a few uproarious pranks and stunts for old time's sake.
There has been a lot of debate among historians about which explorers were actually the first to reach the North Pole. What if a pair of plucky youths bore that honor? That's the premise behind Edward Stratemeyer's action-adventure classic, First at the North Pole. Fans of golden-era juvenile fiction will relish this rollicking tale.
An offshoot of Edward Stratemeyer's abidingly popular Rover Boys series, The Mystery of Putnam Hall focuses on friends of the famous trio of brothers. When a shady character begins to hang around the venerable military boarding school Putnam Hall, a group of intrepid young detectives works together to put a stop to the strange goings-on before it's too late.
Part of the popular Rover Boy series that captivated young audiences in the early 1900s, The Rover Boys at School follows the ups and downs of a group of students attending a military boarding school. The mischievous, fun-loving pranksters react to events like emerging new technologies and conflicts on the world stage as they learn the ways of the battlefield.
MY DEAR BOYS: This is a complete story in itself, but forms the sixteenth volume issued under the general title of Rover Boys Series for Young Americans.
MY DEAR BOYS: With this I present to you The Rover Boys on the Farm, the twelfth volume in the Rover Boys Series for Young Americans.
ON THE TRAIN We're making time now, Tom. Making time? repeated Tom Rover as he gazed out of the car window at the telegraph poles flashing past. I should say we were, Sam! Why, we must be running sixty miles an hour! If we are not we are making pretty close to it, came from a third boy of the party in the parlor car. I think the engineer is trying to make up some of the time we lost at the last stop. That must be it, Dick, said Sam Rover. Gracious, how we are rocking! he added as the train rushed around a sharp curve and nearly threw him from his chair. I hope we get to Ashton on time, remarked Tom Rover. I want to take a look around the grounds before it gets dark. That's Tom, wanting to see it all before he sleeps! cried Sam Rover with a grin. You look out, Tom, that you don't get into disgrace the first thing, as you did when we went to Putnam Hall Don't you remember that giant firecracker, and how Josiah Crabtree locked you up in a cell for setting it off? Ugh! Will I ever forget it! groaned Tom, making a wry face
My dear boys: The Rover Boys in the Mountains is a complete story in itself, but forms the sixth volume of the Rover Boys Series for Young Americans.
This story is complete in itself, but forms the sixth volume in a line issued under the general title of Putnam Hall Series.
MY DEAR BOYS: This book is a complete story in itself, but forms the first volume in a line issued under the general title, The Second Rover Boys Series for Young Americans.
Dave Porter and the Runaways is a complete story in itself, but forms the ninth volume of a line issued under the general title of Dave Porter Series.
Dave Porter in the Gold Fields is a complete story in itself, but forms the tenth volume in a line issued under the general title of Dave Porter Series.
My Dear Boys: This is a complete tale in itself, but forms the thirteenth volume of the Rover Boys Series for Young Americans.
My Dear Boys: This book is a complete story in itself, but forms the second volume in a line issued under the general title, The Second Rover Boys Series for Young Americans.
My Dear Boys: This book is a complete story in itself, but forms the sixth volume in a line issued under the general title, The Second Rover Boys Series for Young Americans.
DAVE PORTER AT BEAR CAMP is a complete story in itself, but forms the eleventh volume in a line issued under the general title of Dave Porter Series.
DAVE PORTER AND HIS DOUBLE is a complete story in itself, but forms the twelfth volume in a line issued under the general title of Dave Porter Series.
MY DEAR BOYS: This volume, The Rover Boys on the Great Lakes, is a complete story in itself, but forms the fifth volume of the Rover Boys Series for Young Americans.
pubOne.info thank you for your continued support and wish to present you this new edition. The outline and incomplete material of AN UNDIVIDED UNION were left among the papers of the late William T. Adams (Oliver Optic), and the same notes that were to complete the Blue and Gray - On Land series also closed the life-work of America's best-known writer of boys' stories.