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While many children's adventure books that emphasize the traits of courage, high moral character, diligence, perseverance and other valuable personal virtues were written during this period, G. A. Henty's books are unique. Each adventure takes place within the setting of some important period in human history. From the fall of Jerusalem to the American Civil War, Henty's heroes live their adventures within exciting historical events. The reader learns much detailed history while he is being entertained and taught by exemplary heroes.

A Chapter of Adventures

A Chapter of Adventures

by G.A. Henty

A coastal fishing lad, by an act of heroism, secures the interest of a ship-owner, who places him as midshipman on board one of his ships. In company with two of his fellows, Jack is left behind, at Alexandria, in the hands of the revolted Egyptian troops, and is present through the bombardment and the scenes of riot and blood-shed which accompany it. His adventures continue aboard the Wild Wave, when they meet one of the fiercest hurricanes enroute to Calcutta. Will Jack and his friends survive? Setting: Battle of Alexandria, Egypt, 1801.

Published by: Echo Library

No. of pages: 120

Format: Paperback

Price: £6.00

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Among Malay Pirates

Among Malay Pirates

by G.A. Henty

That would be a very good plan, Mr. Ferguson, and as you have proposed it, you shall take command of the boat; otherwise I should have sent either the third lieutenant or Morrison. I need not say that it will be necessary to use the greatest caution, and to avoid all risks as much as possible, though I fancy that my gig would run away from any of the ordinary native craft; but, of course, the great point is to avoid being noticed, for were one of our boats seen up the other river near the creek, the alarm would be given, and the prahus might at once shift their position, and make up the river, where we should have little chance of finding them again.

Published by: Echo Library

No. of pages: 128

Format: Paperback

Price: £7.50

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At Agincourt

At Agincourt

by G.A. Henty

The long and bloody feud between the houses of Orleans and Burgundy-which for many years devastated France caused a prodigious destruction of life and property and was not even relaxed in the presence of a common enemy-is very fully recorded in the pages of Monstrellet and other contemporary historians.

Published by: Echo Library

No. of pages: 216

Format: Paperback

Price: £9.50

Suggested Age: 9 to 12

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Beric the Briton

Beric the Briton

by G.A. Henty

The Britons were known to have superior strength but it was no match for the discipline of the Roman invaders. The story is set in England, Italy and Rome in the year 61 A D. Beric is a young boy chief who plays a major role in the insurrection against Rome. For awhile Beric and his men were able to hold the land but soon the superior discipline of the Roman army prevailed. Beric becomes a prisoner and travels to Rome. Henty describes the gladiator school, the great fire and life under the rule of Nero.

Published by: Book Jungle

No. of pages: 348

Format: Paperback

Price: £8.50

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Both Sides the Border

Both Sides the Border

by G.A. Henty

The four opening years of the fifteenth century were among the most stirring in the history of England. Owen Glendower carried fire and slaughter among the Welsh marches, captured most of the strong places held by the English, and foiled three invasions led by the king himself. The northern borders were invaded by Douglas, who, after devastating a large portion ... more Ľof Northumberland, Cumberland, and Durham, was defeated and taken prisoner at the battle of Homildon by the Earl of Northumberland and his son Hotspur. Then followed the strange and unnatural coalition between the Percys, Douglas of Scotland, Glendower of Wales, and Sir Edmund Mortimer a coalition that would assuredly have overthrown the king, erected the young Earl of March as a puppet monarch under the tutelage of the Percys, and secured the independence of Wales, had the royal forces arrived one day later at Shrewsbury, and so allowed the confederate armies to unite. King Henrys victory there, entailing the death of Hotspur and the capture of Douglas, put an end to this formidable insurrection for although the Earl of Northumberland twice subsequently raised the banner of revolt, these risings were easily crushed while Glendowers power waned, and order, never again to be broken, was at length restored in Wales. The continual state of unrest and chronic warfare between the inhabitants of both sides of the border was full of adventures as stirring and romantic-as that in which the hero of the story took part.

Published by: IndyPublish.com

No. of pages: 320

Format: Paperback

Price: £11.00

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Boy Knight

Boy Knight

by G.A. Henty

Readers have ringside seats to historical events as they follow an English lad to the Holy Land as part of King Richard's crusading army, experience the excitement of battle, and share the boy's perilous adventures during his return trip across Europe to England.

Published by: Dover Publications

No. of pages: 264

Format: Paperback

Price: £4.50

Suggested Age: 9 to 12

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By Right of Conquest

By Right of Conquest

by G.A. Henty

The 16th Century was one of exploration and conquest. Magellan sailed around the world, Coronado searched for the Seven Cities of Gold, and Balboa crossed the Isthmus of Panama to find the Pacific Ocean on the other side. But none had a greater impact on world history than Hernando Cortez and his conquest of the Aztec Empire. By 1519, when Cortez arrived, the Aztecs had conquered most of what we now call Mexico and established a tribute-based empire head-quartered in Tenochtitlan (now Mexico City). Cortez allied himself with the Aztecs' long-time enemy, the Confederacy of Tlaxcala, eventually defeating the Aztecs and integrating Mexico into the Spanish Empire. Henty's story revolves around a shipwrecked Englishman by the name of Roger Hawkshaw. Based loosely on the real-life adventures of a Francisan friar by the name of Geronimo de Aguilar, Hawkshaw learns the native languages and culture, and later becomes an invaluable aide to Cortez. By Right of Conquest is a fascinating story in which Henty has no qualms about describing the barbarity of both the Aztecs and the Spaniards.

Published by: Fireship

No. of pages: 452

Format: Paperback

Price: £15.00

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Cat of Bubastes

Cat of Bubastes

by G.A. Henty

A young Egyptian accidentally kills a sacred cat and must flee from an angry mob. Set in 1250 B.C., the time of Moses, this thrilling adventure also features fascinating details about Egyptian religion and geography, the methods by which the Nile was used for irrigation, and how the Egyptians were prepared for burial.

Published by: Dover Publications

No. of pages: 320

Format: Paperback

Price: £5.00

Suggested Age: 9 to 12

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For Name and Fame

For Name and Fame

by G.A. Henty

An interesting story of the last war in Afghanistan [at G. A. Henty's time]. The hero, after being wrecked and going through many stirring adventures among the Malays, finds his way to Calcutta and enlists in a regiment proceeding to join the army at the Afghan passes. He accompanies the force under General Roberts to the Peiwar Kotal, is wounded, taken prisoner, carried to Cabul, whence he is transferred to Candahar, and takes part in the final defeat of the army of Ayoub Khan.

Published by: 1st World Library

No. of pages: 308

Format: Paperback

Price: £8.50

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For The Temple

For The Temple

by G.A. Henty

A stirring tale of the last days of the Temple at Jerusalem. Robber bands and political infighting sets the stage for the Roman destruction of Jerusalem in A.D. 70. In the face of overwhelming odds, John of Gamala does his best to save God's Temple, harassing Roman work parties, burning Roman camps, defending Jerusalem during the Roman siege, and even fighting Titus himself in hand-to-hand combat--forging a relationship with the Roman leader that lasts until after the war. In spite of fighting a losing battle, John keeps his integrity and honour intact.

Published by: Createspace

No. of pages: 210

Format: Paperback

Price: £7.50

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Golden Canyon

Golden Canyon

by G.A. Henty

Here among the mountains they could subsist on the proceeds of the chase and the little plantations tended by the women, but this offered small attractions to the restless and warlike Indians, who preferred depending upon the plunder that they could always gather by a raid upon the defenceless Mexican villages. Thus during the whole journey they had not once caught sight of an Indian, though they had two or three times made out, with the aid of a telescope Tom had brought with him, little clusters of wigwams far away among the hills.

Published by: Tutis

No. of pages: 124

Format: Paperback

Price: £7.50

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In Freedoms Cause

In Freedoms Cause

by G.A. Henty

Teenage and adult readers will enjoy reading this historical novel about the struggle of the Scottish people for independence from English domination. The author, G.A. Henty, does a great job in presenting the lives of the famous Scottish leaders, William Wallace and Robert Bruce. Be prepared for action as you read this novel.

Published by: Christian Light Publications

No. of pages: 258

Format: Paperback

Price: £6.00

Suggested Age: 12 and above

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In the Heart of the Rockies

In the Heart of the Rockies

by G.A. Henty

In 1860, 16-year-old Tom Wade leaves England for the American Far West to improve his family fortunes. Arriving at the small western outpost of Denver, Colorado, he soon encounters Native American warriors, takes part in big-game hunts, and learns how to survive a frigid mountain winter with nothing but resourcefulness and perseverance.

Published by: Dover Publications

No. of pages: 296

Format: Paperback

Price: £5.00

Suggested Age: 8 to 12

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In the Reign Of Terror

In the Reign Of Terror

by G.A. Henty

Return to the tumultuous days of the French Revolution with this captivating tale of adventure and courage. Join Harry and his noble friends as they're swept from their country estate to the riotous streets of Paris. Can Harry rescue the aristocrats from imprisonment and death at the hands of the mob?

Published by: Dover Publications

No. of pages: 256

Format: Paperback

Price: £5.00

Suggested Age: 9 to 12

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In Times of Peril

In Times of Peril

by G.A. Henty

Very bright and pretty, in the early springtime of the year 1857, were the British cantonments of Sandynugghur. As in all other British garrisons in India, they stood quite apart from the town, forming a suburb of their own. They consisted of the barracks, and of a maidan, or, as in England it would be called, a common, on which the troops drilled and exercised, and round which stood the bungalows of the military and civil officers of the station, of the chaplain, and of the one or two merchants who completed the white population of the place.

Published by: Echo Library

No. of pages: 204

Format: Paperback

Price: £8.50

Suggested Age: 9 to 12

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Jack Archer

Jack Archer

by G.A. Henty

Jack Archer is an historical novel set in the Crimean War. The story begins with Jack at school when he is urgently sent for at home. His father tells Jack that he has gotten him a position as a midshipman on a paddle-steamer and will be leaving Portsmouth the following day.

Published by: 1st World Library

No. of pages: 304

Format: Paperback

Price: £8.50

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On the Pampas

On the Pampas

by G.A. Henty

This is a tale of young Englishmen who go out to the Argentine with their family. They have many adventures at the time of the Mexican - American War including a raid by the Pampas Indians in which their sister is abducted. They rescue the girl, make peace with the Indians, and return prosperously to England.

Published by: Book Jungle

No. of pages: 216

Format: Paperback

Price: £7.50

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Tale of the Western Plains

Tale of the Western Plains

by G.A. Henty

Henty transports young readers back to the early days of America's frontier with a narrative that's both exciting and educational. In this "fiercely accurate" adventure, young Hugh Tunstall travels from England to the American West where he finds work on a cattle ranch, encounters hostile Indians, and chases kidnappers. 5 illustrations.

Published by: Dover Publications

No. of pages: 344

Format: Paperback

Price: £6.00

Suggested Age: 9 to 12

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Under Drake's Flag

Under Drake's Flag

by G.A. Henty

From the "Prince of Storytellers," an exciting account of life on the high seas as seen through the eyes of young Ned Hearne. The brave 16th-century teen sails with Francis Drake, experiences a harsh seafaring life, visits unexplored lands; and witnesses the great naval battle between the English fleet and the Spanish Armada.

Published by: Dover Publications

No. of pages: 298

Format: Paperback

Price: £4.00

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With Lee In Virginia

With Lee In Virginia

by G.A. Henty

Henty wrote immensely popular children's books about fictional youngsters who lived in critical periods of history. Here, he focuses on the Civil War as seen through the eyes of a Southern teenager who staunchly supports the rights of slaves but joins Lee's cavalry and fights for the Confederacy. 15 black-and-white illustrations.

Published by: Dover Publications

No. of pages: 328

Format: Paperback

Price: £5.00

Suggested Age: 9 to 12

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Wulf the Saxon

Wulf the Saxon

by G.A. Henty

This exciting, historically accurate tale of loyalty and courage in 11th-century Britain recounts a thane's bravery in service to his Saxon king -- a duty that culminates at the Battle of Hastings.

Published by: Dover Publications

No. of pages: 340

Format: Paperback

Price: £6.00

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