Books Should Be Free
Loyal Books
Free Public Domain Audiobooks & eBook Downloads
Search by: Title, Author or Keyword

Helping Himself; Or, Grant Thornton's Ambition

Book cover
By: (1832-1899)

In "Helping Himself; Or, Grant Thornton's Ambition" by Horatio Alger, Jr., readers are taken on a journey with the main character Grant Thornton as he navigates the challenges of achieving success and fulfilling his ambitions. Set in the late 19th century, the story follows Grant as he faces adversity, learns valuable lessons, and ultimately works hard to better himself and his circumstances.

Alger's writing style is engaging and immersive, drawing readers in with vivid descriptions and relatable characters. Grant's determination and perseverance are inspiring, and his growth throughout the story is both believable and rewarding to follow. The themes of hard work, integrity, and self-reliance are emphasized throughout, making this a timeless and uplifting story for readers of all ages.

Overall, "Helping Himself" is a classic rags-to-riches tale that combines elements of adventure, drama, and heartwarming moments. Alger's message about the power of personal responsibility and ambition is as relevant today as it was when the book was first published. Fans of inspirational stories will appreciate this well-crafted narrative and the valuable lessons it imparts.

Book Description:
“wish we were not so terribly poor, Grant," said Mrs. Thornton, in a discouraged tone. "Is there anything new that makes you say so, mother?” Horatio Alger, Jr. (January 13, 1832 – July 18, 1899) was a prolific 19th-century American author, most famous for his novels following the adventures of bootblacks, newsboys, peddlers, buskers, and other impoverished children in their rise from humble backgrounds to lives of respectable middle-class security and comfort. His novels about boys who succeed under the tutelage of older mentors were hugely popular in their day. This book, a true rags-to-riches novel, follows Grant, the oldest of three children that their mother, a widow is struggling to feed and clothe. His determination to succeed is fierce and yet he never cheats or follows the easy path to success.

Stream audiobook and download chapters

eBook Downloads
ePUB eBook
• iBooks for iPhone and iPad
• Nook
• Sony Reader
Kindle eBook
• Mobi file format for Kindle
Read eBook
• Load eBook in browser
Text File eBook
• Computers
• Windows
• Mac

Review this book

Popular Genres
More Genres
Paid Books