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Gallegher and other Stories

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Gallegher and Other Stories is a collection of short stories by Richard Harding Davis that offers a glimpse into the bustling city of New York at the turn of the 20th century. The stories are centered around a young and charismatic newspaper reporter named Gallegher, whose wit and resourcefulness consistently save the day.

Davis masterfully paints a vivid picture of urban life, capturing the energy and chaos of the city streets. Gallegher's clever schemes and quick thinking make for entertaining and suspenseful reading, keeping readers engaged from start to finish.

While the stories may feel somewhat dated in their language and social norms, the themes of ingenuity, perseverance, and the power of the press remain relevant today. Davis' storytelling is compelling and his characters come to life on the page, making for an enjoyable and immersive reading experience.

Overall, Gallegher and Other Stories is a classic collection of tales that showcases Davis' talent as a writer and his deep understanding of human nature. Fans of historical fiction and detective stories will find much to enjoy in this engaging and well-crafted book.

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Set in 1890's USA, teen detective Gallegher is a copy boy for a local newspaper, but due to his superior sleuthing and feisty Huck Finn attitude, he ends up solving a serious crime. Walt Disney thought enough of the spunky Gallegher story to make a TV series of it back in 1965. Of course, Gallegher is only one of the 9 other interesting stories included, all period pieces, with interesting characters, all interestingly told.


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