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A Roving Commission or Through the Black Insurrection at Hayti By G. A. Henty
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Horrible as were the atrocities of which the monsters of the French Revolution were guilty, they paled before the fiendish outrages committed by their black imitators in Hayti. Indeed, for some six... More > years the island presented a saturnalia of massacre, attended with indescribable tortures. It may be admitted that the retaliation inflicted by the maddened whites after the first massacre was as full of horrors as were the outrages perpetrated by the blacks, and both were rivalled by the mulattoes when they joined in the general madness for blood. The result was ruin to all concerned. France lost one of her fairest possessions, and a wealthy race of cultivators, many belonging to the best blood of France, were annihilated or driven into poverty among strangers.< Less
With Lee In Virginia - A Story of The American Civil War By G.A. Henty
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This novel was written by GA Henty during a time in history when the people of England were intrigued by the War between the Northern and Southern States of America; for them, this war possessed a... More > peculiar interest, not only because it was a struggle between people akin to them in race and language, but because of courage with which the south, with ill-fed, ill-clad, ill-equipped regiments, for four years sustained the contest against immense numerical superiority, with command of the sea; able to draw arms and munitions from Europe. The Confederates believed that they retained the right of withdrawing from the Union when they considered it advantagous. The North took the opposite point, and an appeal to arms became inevitable. Henty takes the reader on a journey back in time to witness the Civil War. The story is wonderfully written from the perspective of an eloquent neutral party. Henty does a superb job of bringing the reader into the midst of the lives of the people of Virginia during a bitter struggle< Less
The Boy Knight By G.A. Henty
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Historical fiction placed during the time of the Crusades, "The Boy Knight" features all of the classic elements of high adventure: pirates, sultans, a princess and a king; all within a... More > backdrop supporting the value of virtue. A real page-turner!< Less
A Woman of the Commune By G. A. Henty
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Cuthbert Hartington, a young Londoner, aspires to be an artist. When his father dies, leaving no inheritance, Cuthbert travels to Paris to study under a master painter. While he is there, the... More > Germans attack and lay siege to Paris, and Cuthbert signs up to support France as a soldier. Although wounded in a skirmish, he survives to see France defeated, and forced to pay a huge indemnity to Prussia. This burden, and the humiliation of the defeat, fall heavily on Paris, increasing the discontent of the working classes. They form a socialist faction, the Paris Commune, which revolts against the French government and rules Paris for a brief period. Cuthbert is an eyewitness to the tragedy which follows. (6"x9" paperback; includes footnotes defining obscure or uncommon words)< Less
A Woman of the Commune By G. A. Henty
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Cuthbert Hartington, a young Londoner, aspires to be an artist. When his father dies, leaving no inheritance, Cuthbert travels to Paris to study under a master painter. While he is there, the... More > Germans attack and lay siege to Paris, and Cuthbert signs up to support France as a soldier. Although wounded in a skirmish, he survives to see France defeated, and forced to pay a huge indemnity to Prussia. This burden, and the humiliation of the defeat, fall heavily on Paris, increasing the discontent of the working classes. They form a socialist faction, the Paris Commune, which revolts against the French government and rules Paris for a brief period. Cuthbert is an eyewitness to the tragedy which follows. (6"x9" hardcover; includes footnotes defining obscure or uncommon words)< Less
The Curse of Carne’s Hold: A Tale of Adventure By G. A. Henty
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THE CURSE OF CARNE’S HOLD:A TALE OF ADVENTURE was published in 1889 by George Alfred Henty. This scarce antiquarian book. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as blurred pictures.... More > Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment to protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature.< Less
A Jacobite Exile By G A Henty
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A Cornet of Horse By G A Henty
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A Knight of the White Cross By G A Henty
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A March on London By G A Henty
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