Ernest Ray is a young boy who sets out to reclaim the inheritance that was unjustly with held from his father and given to a cousin, fighting bank robbers and befriending Indians along the way. A fun book for youths and young adults. This edition of the book contains the 13 iconic illustrations/photographs that are unique to this edition of the book. Horatio Alger, Jr. (January 13, 1832 – July 18, 1899) was a prolific 19th-century American author, best known for his many formulaic 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 characterized by the "rags-to-riches" narrative, which had a formative effect on America during the Gilded Age.