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

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Sovereign Reader (1887)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales Of Daring And Danger (1890)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Soldier's Daughter and Other Stories (1899)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales Of Dreams And Dangers (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Hands of the Malays (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Queen Victoria (1887)Description / Buy at Amazon
Those Other Animals (1891)Description / Buy at Amazon

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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