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The Boy Broker or Among the Kings of Wall Street

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Author: Frank Andrew Munsey

Publisher: Frank A. Munsey & Co.

Year Printed: 1888

Condition: Very Good

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Pages: 243

Height: 8.5 inches

Width: 7 inches

Notes: Uncommon in nice condition - nice looking cover.  In 1888, one of the richest men in America published his masterpiece on becoming successful. Frank Munsey noted that when young people are given lectures or advice, it often proves valueless (they ignore it). Instead, he reasoned, people are influenced by their friends and peers, and also their heros. Munsey therefore wrote this book as a story with a hero, where the subconscious mind is the recipient of its advice. The story follows the adventures of young Herbert Randolph, in his quest for independence and achievement in the great city of New York. 
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Page 16 - The Boy Broker" (that midnight tour de force), "plot and action are but the setting to the gem — the means of conveying a lesson in disguise in such a way that the reader will not suspect he is being taught." The hero of this narrative, Herbert Randolph, goes to New York as Mr. Munsey did, "to become what is known as a successful man, to make a name for himself — a name that would extend to his native State and make his parents proud of their brilliant son.
Page 158 - " Well, you see we got knocked out of our breakfast this morning, Tom, so I think the best thing we can do is to have a big dinner tonight.
Page 69 - What do you want to know about him ?" " I want to know where he is. He hain't shown up not sence last night.
Page 3 - TO MY DEAR FATHER, WHOSE RIGID NEW ENGLAND DISCIPLINE SEEMED TO ME AS A BOY SEVERE AND UNNECESSARY, THIS VOLUME IS AFFECTIONATELY DEDICATED WITH THE GRATEFUL ACKNOWLEDGMENT THAT HE WAS RIGHT AND THAT 1 WAS WRONG.

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