An Irish Boy's Pluck and Luck
Full Title: Pat Malloy; or An Irish Boy's Pluck and Luck
Author: Allyn Draper
Published: New York, October 21, 1903
Description: This dime novel tells the heroic and tragic events in a young man’s life as he battles to find both truth and self. Malloy is not only forced to leave his homeland, but faces both broader anti-Irish sentiment and disrespect of his character on an individual level. Combined with all the fun an action of a traditional dime novel--betrayal and secrets, good versus evil, and the power of true love--a compelling story is created that both entertained contemporary readers and offers modern ones a glimpse into the struggle of Irish-Americans through the lens of popular culture.