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G. A. Henty (1832–1902)

Autor/a de The Cat of Bubastes

248+ obres 16,094 Membres 120 Ressenyes 8 preferits

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G. A.Henty was born in 1832 and was filled with exciting adventure. He received his education at Westminster School, and he attended Cambridge University. Along with a rigorous course of study, Henty participated in boxing, wrestling, and rowing. The strenuous study and participation in sports mostra'n més prepared Henty to join the British army in Crimea, as a war correspondent witnessing Garbaldi fight in Italy. He was also present in Paris during the Franco-Prussian war, in Spain with the Carlists, at the opening of the Suez Canal, touring India with the Prince of Wales as well as a trip to the California gold fields. Henty wrote approximately 144 books, plus stories for magazines and was dubbed as "The Prince of Story-Tellers" and "The Boy's Own Historian." G. A. Henty died in 1902. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Obres de G. A. Henty

The Cat of Bubastes (1888) 1,262 exemplars
With Lee in Virginia (1890) 613 exemplars
The Dragon and the Raven (1886) — Autor — 540 exemplars
For the Temple (1888) 486 exemplars
The Young Carthaginian (1887) 471 exemplars
True to the Old Flag (1885) 249 exemplars
In the Heart of the Rockies (1895) 192 exemplars
The Treasure of the Incas (1903) 149 exemplars
When London Burned (1895) 148 exemplars
A Tale of the Western Plains (1891) 146 exemplars
Both Sides of the Border (1899) 121 exemplars
No Surrender (1900) 117 exemplars
Friends Though Divided (1883) 117 exemplars
Out on the Pampas (1870) 114 exemplars
A Jacobite Exile (1894) 106 exemplars
Jack Archer (1883) 99 exemplars
By Sheer Pluck (1884) 99 exemplars
A Final Reckoning (1887) 98 exemplars
The Bravest of the Brave (1887) 96 exemplars
Through the Fray (1886) 94 exemplars
The Young Franc-Tireurs (1872) 80 exemplars
The Young Buglers (1880) 77 exemplars
In Times of Peril (1881) 76 exemplars
With Frederick the Great (1898) 74 exemplars
At Aboukir and Acre (1899) 70 exemplars
A Chapter of Adventures (1891) 69 exemplars
Sturdy and Strong (2002) 67 exemplars
Condemned as a Nihilist (1893) 59 exemplars
Colonel Thorndyke's Secret (1898) 57 exemplars
On the Irrawaddy (1897) 54 exemplars
With Cochrane the Dauntless (1897) 53 exemplars
Through Three Campaigns (1904) 47 exemplars
At the Point of the Bayonet (1902) 44 exemplars
In the Hands of the Malays (1905) 44 exemplars
The March to Magdala (1868) 39 exemplars
Rujub, the Juggler (1893) 38 exemplars
The Cat of Bubastes [abridged] (2000) 35 exemplars
Through the Sikh War (1894) 35 exemplars
The Lost Heir (1899) 33 exemplars
With the British Legion (1903) 30 exemplars
The Queen's Cup (1897) 29 exemplars
A Girl of the Commune (1895) 29 exemplars
The March to Coomassie (1874) 28 exemplars
Tales of Daring and Danger (1890) 26 exemplars
The Golden Canon (1899) 24 exemplars
The Curse of Carne's Hold (1889) 23 exemplars
With Roberts to Pretoria (1901) 22 exemplars
Dorothy's Double (1895) 22 exemplars
The Young Carthaginian [Abridged - Jim Weiss] (2002) — Autor — 22 exemplars
A Roving Commission (1900) 21 exemplars
Wulf the Saxon [Abridged Audiobook] (2001) — Autor — 19 exemplars
Beric the Briton [Abridged] (2005) 17 exemplars
A Hidden Foe (1891) 14 exemplars
John Hawke's Fortune (1901) 14 exemplars
The Plague Ship (2002) 14 exemplars
A search for a secret (1867) 13 exemplars
Young Folks' Library 12: A Book of Famous Travels (1901) — Editor — 13 exemplars
A Soldier's Daughter (1906) 11 exemplars
All But Lost Vol. I (1869) 9 exemplars
For the Temple [Abridged - Jim Weiss] (2007) — Autor — 8 exemplars
Gabriel Allen M.P. (1888) 8 exemplars
The Boy Knight (Volume 1) (1986) 8 exemplars
Those Other Animals (1891) 8 exemplars
Among the Bushrangers (1906) 7 exemplars
The Boy Knight (Volume 2) (1986) 7 exemplars
All But Lost Vol. II (1869) 6 exemplars
All But Lost Vol. III (1869) 6 exemplars
Yule Logs (1903) 5 exemplars
The G.A. Henty Megapack (2013) 4 exemplars
All But Lost: A Novel (2012) 4 exemplars
The Works of G.A. Henty (2010) 3 exemplars
Yule Tide Yarns (1901) 3 exemplars
Dash and Daring (1898) 3 exemplars
Bountiful Lady 2 exemplars
On the Track 2 exemplars
A tale of the Peninsular war (1880) 2 exemplars
The Queen's Cup 1 exemplars
By Pike and Dyke 1 exemplars
An Editor's Yarns 1 exemplars
The Cat of Bubastie 1 exemplars
Ranch in the Valley (1892) 1 exemplars
THE CORNET OF HORSE 1 exemplars
Yule Tide Yarns 1 exemplars
The Golden Cañon (2023) 1 exemplars
With Clive In India 1 exemplars
Over the Rockies. 1 exemplars
Uncollected Stories 1 exemplars
Jeff Benson 1 exemplars
Boys Illustrated Annual (1894) 1 exemplars
The Fall of Sebastopol (1892) 1 exemplars
Hazard & Heroism (1904) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Brains and Bravery 1 exemplars
The Two Prisoners 1 exemplars
Grit and Go 1 exemplars
In Freedom's Cause, vol. 2 (1885) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Empire Writing: An Anthology of Colonial Literature 1870-1918 (1998) — Col·laborador — 84 exemplars
Chillers for Christmas (1989) — Col·laborador — 49 exemplars
Famous Stories of Five Centuries (1934) — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars
Venture and Valour (Rare Collector's Series) (1900) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars

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I really enjoyed this book, but must admit that it is essentially unclassiifiable by today's standards.

Its detailed descriptions of battles, it's long "history dumps" as the characters discuss Carthaginian politics, the very leisurely descriptions of every kind of soldier in the Carthaginian army, and so forth, make it too sophisticated to classify it as a child's book, as does its shear length.

Yet, in spite of all the battles, it eschews descriptions of violence, and the love between the eponymous hero and his Cisalpine Gaulish maiden is awfully chaste. It does not have what are now considered to be the essential matters, sex and violence, of the YA _genre_.

So I think now it would actually be classified as an adult book; a pleasant way of reviewing historical events, interspersed with a narrative of adventure.
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themulhern | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | Jun 11, 2024 |
It is easy to see why Henty's books were once so popular. This book was replete with exciting adventure. Many characters were noble and good, some were still fairly noble, but rather wicked, and others were trivial. Henty included a great deal of historical detail in all his books. In this book, the protagonist and his friends take trips and go hunting mostly so that Henty can describe the daily lives of ancient Egyptians. Henty was a Christian author; I quite enjoyed the protagonist's meeting with a troubled Moses, still an Egyptian nobleman, but fallen out of favor due to politics. Bring me more of this wholesome, yet lively, young adult fare!… (més)
 
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themulhern | Hi ha 10 ressenyes més | Apr 24, 2024 |
The production quality of this audiobook edition is outstanding!
 
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jfranzone | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Feb 14, 2024 |
At the Point of a Bayonet: A Tale of the Mahratta War is an enthralling historical novel that transports readers to the tumultuous era of the Mahratta War in India. With vivid storytelling and meticulous attention to detail, the author paints a captivating picture of the conflict, immersing readers in the rich tapestry of colonial India.

The Author, George Alfred Henty (8 December 1832 – 16 November 1902) was an English novelist and war correspondent. He is most well-known for his works of adventure fiction and historical fiction, including The Dragon & The Raven (1886), For The Temple (1888), Under Drake's Flag (1883) and In Freedom's Cause (1885).

The narrative unfolds against the backdrop of British East India Company's expansion and their encounters with the formidable Mahratta Empire. Through the eyes of the central characters, we witness the clash of cultures, the intricate political landscape, and the high-stakes battles that shape the course of history.

The author's research is evident, as they expertly blend historical events and fictional elements to create a compelling story. The descriptions of the Indian landscape, the opulent palaces, and the sprawling battlefields are vivid and evocative, transporting readers back in time and immersing them in the sights, sounds, and smells of colonial India.

The characters in At the Point of a Bayonet are well-drawn and multifaceted, capturing the complexities and conflicts of their time. The protagonist's journey from a young and inexperienced soldier to a seasoned warrior offers a compelling arc, while the supporting cast adds depth and variety to the narrative. Their interactions, relationships, and personal struggles provide an emotional anchor that keeps readers engaged throughout the story.

The novel excels in depicting the intricacies of war and military strategy. The descriptions of battles, sieges, and skirmishes are intense and well-paced, conveying the chaos and adrenaline of combat. The author's attention to historical accuracy shines through in these scenes, offering a glimpse into the realities faced by soldiers on both sides of the conflict.

While the novel delivers a gripping tale of warfare and adventure, there are moments when the pacing feels uneven. Some sections of the story may feel slower compared to the more action-packed sequences. Additionally, certain characters and plot threads could have been further developed to enhance the overall depth of the narrative.

Nevertheless, At the Point of a Bayonet: A Tale of the Mahratta War is a captivating historical novel that will appeal to enthusiasts of military history and fans of adventure fiction. The author's ability to bring the past to life, coupled with the immersive setting and engaging characters, makes for an enjoyable and educational reading experience. Whether you have a keen interest in India's colonial history or simply appreciate a well-crafted historical adventure, this book is sure to transport you to a bygone era of conflict, courage, and the pursuit of empire.
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