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About the Author: Thomas Bailey Aldrich

Aldrich travelled with his father in his early years. He returned to Portsmouth to study for college, but his father's death in 1852 required that he earn a living; first in a business office in New York, then, as a journalist. He contributed to numerous magazines and newspapers. Among them, the New York Illustrated News. In 1865, he moved to Boston where he was editor of Ticknor & Fields' Every Saturday magazine. In 1881, Aldrich was brought in as editor at the Atlantic Monthly, a position he held until 1890. He was a talented poet and published many volumes of verse.

Aldrich died at Boston on March 19, 1907. His last words were "In spite of it all, I'm going to sleep."

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Paperback, Published in Jul 2008 by Book Jungle

ISBN10: 1605978973 | ISBN13: 9781605978970

Page count: 160

Thomas Aldrich was an American poet, novelist, traveler and editor. This semi-autobiographical novel was published in 1869. The Story of a Bad Boy was the first novel to depict realistically the life of a boy in America. It may be the precursor to Huckleberry Finn. The story begins with the adventures of a young boy at school. While on a sea voyage from New Orleans to Rivermouth he meets Sailor Ben. Ben later appears in his life bringing happiness.

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