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G.A. Henty Books In Order

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

A Search for a Secret (1867)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The March to Magdala (1868)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All But Lost Vol. I (1869)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All But Lost Vol. II (1869)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All But Lost Vol. III (1869)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Out on the Pampas (1870)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Young Franc Tireurs (1872)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The March to Coomassie (1874)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Young Buglers (1880)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Times of Peril (1881)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Facing Death (1882)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Winning His Spurs / The Boy Knight (1882)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Friends Though Divided (1883)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
By Sheer Pluck (1884)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
With Clive in India (1884)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dragon and the Raven (1885)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Freedom's Cause (1885)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lion of the North (1885)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Young Colonists (1885)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
For Name and Fame (1886)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Through the Fray (1886)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bravest of the Brave (1887)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Final Reckoning (1887)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
With Wolfe in Canada (1887)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Young Carthaginian (By: Jacob Abbott) (1887)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bonnie Prince Charlie (1888)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
For the Temple (1888)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gabriel Allen M.P. (1888)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Reign of Terror (1888)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Orange and Green (1888)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sturdy and Strong (1888)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Captain Bayley's Heir (1889)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cat of Bubastes (1889)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Curse of Carne's Hold (1889)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
By England's Aid (1890)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
By Pike and Dyke (1890)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lion of Saint Mark (1890)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Chapter of Adventures (1890)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
By Right of Conquest (1891)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Hidden Foe (1892)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dash for Khartoum (1892)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Held Fast For England (1892)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Redskin and Cow-Boy (1893)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beric the Briton (1893)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Condemned as a Nihilist (1893)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Greek Waters (1893)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dorothy's Double (1894)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One of the 28th (1894)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Through the Sikh War (1894)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Jacobite Exile (1894)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rujub, the Juggler (1894)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Heart of the Rockies (1895)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
St. Bartholomew's Eve (1895)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Woman of the Commune (1895)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wulf the Saxon (1895)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Knight of the White Cross (1896)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Through Russian Snows (1896)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
At Agincourt (1897)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cornet of Horse (1897)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A March on London (1897)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Queen's Cup (1897)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
With Cochrane the Dauntless (1897)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Colonel Thorndyke's Secret (1898)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
With Frederick the Great (1898)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
At Aboukir and Acre (1899)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Both Sides the Border (1899)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Golden Canyon (1899)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jack Archer (1899)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lost Heir (1899)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Among Malay Pirates (1899)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Won by the Sword (1899)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Hands of the Cave Dwellers (1900)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Surrender! (1900)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Out With Garibaldi (1900)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Roving Commission (1900)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Saint George for England (1900)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tiger of Mysore (1900)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
True to the Old Flag (1900)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
With Lee in Virginia (1900)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
With Moore at Corunna (1900)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
At the Point of the Bayonet (1901)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Irish Brigade (1901)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
John Hawke's Fortune (1901)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
With Buller In Natal (1901)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
With Roberts to Pretoria (1901)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Maori and Settler (1902)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
On the Irrawaddy (With: David Roberts Climber) (1902)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To Herat And Cabul (1902)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Under Drake's Flag (1902)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When London Burned (1902)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
With Kitchener in the Soudan (1902)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
With the British Legion (1902)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Through Three Campaigns (1903)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Treasure of the Incas (1903)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
With the Allies to Pekin (1904)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
By Conduct and Courage (1904)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Redskins and Colonists (1905)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Under Wellington's Command (1905)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Young Midshipman (1912)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Tale of the Western Plains (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Through Afghan Passes (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Plague Ship (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Sovereign Reader (1887)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales Of Daring And Danger (1890)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Soldier's Daughter and Other Stories (1899)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales Of Dreams And Dangers (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Hands of the Malays (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Queen Victoria (1887)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Those Other Animals (1891)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

G.A. Henty was an English author and a war correspondent. He is famously known for his historical adventure stories that were so popular in the late nineteenth century. Henty works include Freedom’s Clause (1885), Under Drake’s Flag (1883), For the Temple (1883), and The Dragon & The Raven (1886).
Henty was born in Trumpington, and his childhood was a tough one as he steadily became sick and spent extended periods of time in bed. During these low times in his life, Henty became an avid reader and developed a variety of interests most of which were transferred into adulthood. The author attended Westminster School and later joined Gonville and Caius College in Cambridge. He quit his university studies to join Army Hospital Commissariat, a voluntary job when the Crimean War began. While in the army, he was sent to Crimea, and while in the battlefield, he witnessed the harsh conditions the soldiers were subjected to during the war. Henty letters back home had vivid descriptions of what he had witnessed. His father was impressed by the letters that his son sent back home such that he forwarded them to The Morning Advertiser newspaper which published them. This success was what later motivated Henty to accept a job offer to become a special correspondent/war correspondent.

Before his resignation from the military in 1859, Henty married the love of his life, Elizabeth Finucane. The couple was blessed with four children. In 1865, Henty’s wife died after battling illness for long and immediately he began publishing articles for Standard Newspaper. In 1866, the Standard Newspaper hired him as their special correspondent to report on the Auster-Italian War.

Henty was an avid support of supporter of the British Empire. His ideas on politics were highly influenced by writers such as Thomas Carlyle and Sir Charles Dilke. The author stated in an interview that his storytelling skills were sharpened out of the bedtime stories told to his children after dinner. His first children book was published in 1870 and featured characters named after Henty’s children. Even though Henty wrote 122 children’s books, he also wrote non-fiction, adult novels, and short stories.

Henty’s children books mainly focused on the main character living in troubled times, such as American Civil War, Punic War, and the Napoleonic Wars. The author’s heroes who in most cases are young ladies- are courageous, intelligent, resourceful and honest and these four virtues have resulted into Henty’s novels becaming so popular amongst many homeschoolers and Christians in the modern world. Some of his novels are based on true events that he had witnessed himself, for instance, the Crimean War, and thus these books were written with extensive detail as Henty had first-hand experiences of the places, people, and events.

Henty died in 1902 aboard his boat in Weymouth, Dorset. His uncompleted novel By Conduct and Courage was finalized by his son, Captain C.G. Henty.

The Cat of Bubastes

In The Cat of Bubastes, we meet Rebu Prince Amuba, a fifteen-year-old prince and his fathers trusted advisor taken as slaves after his father’s kingdom is overthrown by the Egyptians, however getting into Egypt is just but the beginning of a very long adventure.

Jethro and Amuba are handed over to priest Ameres, a man who is educated and has a good heart. The priest welcomes them into his family as a companion rather than slaves, however, when a misfortune befalls Amere’s family after the family cat Pauces is killed by Chebron’s arrow. The cat was chosen to be the next cat of Bubastes. This tragedy forces Jethro and Amuba to take the lead and travel with their new friends, Ameres children to safety.

Will they be able to escape the vast territories of Egyptian emperor? Will Jethro and Amuba be able to see their home once again finally? This is an excellent story about the tales of ancient Egypt that will grab your attention from the first page to the last. The plot is quite intriguing, full of twists such that you will find yourself guessing what happens in the next few pages. The character development is quite amazing, and you will love how the author vividly gives descriptions of the main characters (Jethro and Amuba).

In Freedom’s Cause

In the late 13th century, the enslaved people of Scotland rebelled against their ruler, Edward Longshanks. This book provides the recounts of Scot’s desperate struggles in the face of ultimate danger- a series of battles waged under the leadership of Robert Bruce and William Wallace.

Time has indeed polished the achievements of these two heroes to mythic proportions, but the truth is that Bruce and Wallace were real people. In Freedom’s Cause gripping tale of loyalty, courage and brevity recount their actions within an accurate historical perspective. As a reader, you will join forces alongside protagonist, Archie Forbes, a young man whose estates have been illegally confiscated.

In Freedom’s Cause is one of the best historical books for young readers by one of the prolific authors of the 19th century. Henty is a storyteller who specialized in integrating real historical accounts with fantastic fictional characters.

Beric the Briton

This is the story of the life of young Briton, who has been kept hostage by the Romans for half a decade. He utilizes his time at the Roman authority to learn Roman history, Latin and military discipline, and tactics. He then uses this acquired knowledge during the Iceni revolt.

During this uprising, most of the Roman towns are overpowered, and the Iceni kill all the inhabitants, except Beric’s Roman Teacher and the daughter of his Roman host whom Beric had rescued from the city of Camelodunum before it was captured. The revolt fails, and Beric arranges for them to be restored to their liberty. Now with Beric and his people leading a campaign against the Roman influence, who will finally emerge the victor in this world of war?

Beric the Briton is a captivating, well-researched tale of a young warrior and the revolt of the warrior Queen Boudicca. The book presents accurate historical facts spiced up with fantastic fictional characters. Beric adventures are fun and wild; they will keep you hooked from the first chapter to the last.

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