George Alfred Henty (1832-1902) was a prolific British novelist, war correspondent, imperialist, and veteran of the Crimean War. Henty developed an intense interest in history and other subjects as a child; numerous illnesses left him bedridden and reading was one of his few escapes. As a captain in the military, he reported on the Crimean War and the difficult and primitive conditions the common soldiers faced. He turned to writing stories for young readers in the 1860s, and soon proved popular. Henty often published three or four novels annually during his peak years.
The Collected Works of G.A. Henty Vol. IIby G.A. Henty
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THE COLLECTED WORKS OF G.A. HENTY VOL. II contains twelve novels from G.A. Henty's main body of work (1883-1887). Henty's novels were an important contribution to the genre of boys' historical adventure novels, which were extremely popular in the United States, Britain, and other countries during the late 19th well into the 20th centuries. A noted imperialist, his work generally centers around a boy or young man (with occasional female protagonists as well) in an historical setting, including various colonial wars involving the British Empire. A number of Henty novels involved other historical settings, including the Punic Wars, the middle ages, and the crusades. Includes an active table of contents for easy navigation.
• Under Drake’s Flag (1883)
• By Sheer Luck (1884)
• With Clive in India (1884)
• In Freedom’s Cause (1885)
• St. George For England (1885)
• True to the Old Flag (1885)
• The Young Colonists (1885)
• The Dragon and the Raven (1886)
• For Name and Fame (1886)
• The Lion of the North (1886)
• Through the Fray (1886)
• The Bravest of the Brave (1887)
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Wasn't expecting to find these books so enthralling. I honestly couldn't put the first book down. Recently started the 2nd book in this collection.