An Irish Boy's Pluck and Luck

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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.