G. A. Henty

G. A. Henty

George Alfred Henty was an expert storyteller whose knowledge of history and love of adventure has made his many books widely read and admired. He was born on December 8, 1832, in Cambridgeshire, England. Being sickly and often confined to bed as a child, Henty amused himself with reading. When he attended Westminster School and Cambridge, he was an excellent student and avid at sports.

Although a healthy and studious young man, Henty eventually quit his classics studies at Cambridge in order to volunteer for the Army Hospital Comissariat in the Crimean War. When he returned home, a wounded captain, he married Elizabeth Finucane in 1857. Together they had four children before Elizabeth died of tuberculosis just eight years later. Trying to deal with this bereavement, Henty agreed to write for The Standard as a war correspondent. Already having written and published vivid letters home from his previous experience in battle, he knew his talent for giving detailed accounts, and his new position soon gave him ample adventures for his description.

After a couple of years, in 1871, Henty published his first book for children called Out of the Pampas. Henty had the nightly habit of telling stories to his children, grand tales which somtimes took weeks to consummate, and he began to convert these stories into over one hundred works of historical fiction for children. He also wrote non-fiction, short stories, and adult's literature, but his best-known works are those of children in various detailed historical settings, with messages of courage and virtue from a Christian perspective.

Henty died in 1902, leaving his second wife and two sons, his daughters having died from tuberculosis as their mother had.  His works remain well-read for their excellence in historical information as well as values.

List of all Henty's books (with publication date):

  1. All But Lost Vol. I (1869)
  2. All But Lost Vol. II (1869)
  3. All But Lost Vol. III (1869)
  4. At Aboukir and Acre: A Story of Napoleon's Invasion of Egypt (1899)
  5. At Agincourt: A Tale of the White Hoods of Paris
  6. At the Point of the Bayonet: A Tale of the Mahratta War (1901)
  7. Beric the Briton: A Story of the Roman Invasion (1897)
  8. Bonnie Prince Charlie: A Tale of Fontenoy and Culloden (1888)
  9. Both Sides the Border: A Tale of Hotspur and Glendower (1899)
  10. Bravest of the Brave: Or, With Peterborough in Spain (1887)
  11. By Conduct and Courage: A Story of Nelson's Days (1904)
  12. By England's Aid: Or, The Freeing of the Netherlands, 1585-1604 (1891)
  13. By Pike and Dyke: A Tale of the Rise of the Dutch Republic (1890)
  14. By Right of Conquest: Or, With Cortez in Mexico (1891)
  15. By Sheer Pluck: A Tale of the Ashanti War (1884)
  16. Captain Bayley's Heir: A Tale of the Gold Fields of California (1889)
  17. Cat of Bubastes: A Tale of Ancient Egypt (1889)
  18. Chapter of Adventures: Or, Through the Bombardment of Alexandria (1891)
  19. Colonel Thorndyke's Secret (1901)
  20. Condemned as a Nihilist: A Story of Escape from Siberia (1893)
  21. Cornet of Horse: A Tale of Marlborough's Wars
  22. Curse of Carne's Hold
  23. Dorothy's Double: The Story of a Great Deception (1895)
  24. Dash For Khartoum: A Tale of the Nile Expedition (1917)
  25. Dragon and the Raven: Or, The Days of King Alfred (1886)
  26. Facing Death: Or, The Hero of the Vaughan Pit: A Tale of the Coal Mines (1882)
  27. Final Reckoning: A Tale of Bush Life in Australia (1887)
  28. For Name and Fame: Or, To Cabul with Roberts (1886)
  29. For the Temple: A Tale of the Fall of Jerusalem (1888)
  30. Friends Though Divided: A Tale of the Civil War
  31. Gabriel Allen M.P.
  32. Held Fast for England: A Tale of the Siege of Gibraltar 1779-83 (1892)
  33. Hidden Foe (1891)
  34. In Freedom's Cause: A Story of Wallace and Bruce (1885)
  35. In Greek Waters: A Story of the Grecian War of Independence 1821-1827 (1893)
  36. In the Hands of the Cave Dwellers (1903)
  37. In the Heart of the Rockies: A Story of Adventure in Colorado (1896)
  38. In the Irish Brigade: A Tale of War in Flanders and Spain (1901)
  39. In the Reign of TerrOr, The Adventures of a Westminster Boy (1888)
  40. In Times of Peril: A Tale of India
  41. Jack Archer: A Tale of the Crimea
  42. Jacobite Exile: An Englishman in the Service of Charles XII. of Sweden (1893)
  43. John Hawke's Fortune: A Story of Monmouth's Rebellion (1907)
  44. Knight of the White Cross: A Tale of the Siege of Rhodes (1896)
  45. Lion of St. Mark: A Story of Venice in the Fourteenth Century (1888)
  46. Lion of the North: A Tale of Gustavus Adolphus and the Wars of Religion (1886)
  47. Lost Heir
  48. Maori and Settler: A Tale of the New Zealand War (1891)
  49. March on London: Being a Story of Wat Tyler's Insurrection (1898)
  50. March to Coomassie (1874)
  51. March to Magdala (1868)
  52. No Surrender! A Tale of the Rising in La Vendée (1914)
  53. On the Irrawaddy: A Story of the First Burmese War (1896)
  54. One of the 28th: A Tale of Waterloo (1890)
  55. Orange and Green: A Tale of the Boyne and Limerick (1910)
  56. Out on the Pampas: Or, The Young Settlers
  57. Out With Garibaldi: A Story of the Liberation of Italy (1900)
  58. Plague Ship
  59. Queen Victoria: Scenes from her Life and Reign (1901)
  60. Queen's Cup: A Novel (1898)
  61. Redskin and Cow-Boy: A Tale of the Western Plains (1892)
  62. Roving Commission: Or, Through the Black Insurrection of Hayti (1900)
  63. Rujub, the Juggler (1901)
  64. Search for a Secret
  65. Sovereign Reader: Scenes from the Life and Reign of Queen Victoria (1888)
  66. St. Bartholomew's Eve: A Tale of the Huguenot Wars (1894)
  67. St. George For England: A Tale of Cressy and Poitiers (1885)
  68. Sturdy and Strong: Or, How George Andrews made His Way (1888)
  69. Those Other Animals (1891)
  70. Through Russian Snows: A Story of Napoleon's Retreat from Moscow (1896)
  71. Through the Fray: A Tale of the Luddite Riots (1886)
  72. Through the Sikh War: A Tale of the Conquest of the Punjaub (1894)
  73. Through Three Campaigns: A Story of Chitral, Tirah, and Ashantee (1904)
  74. Tiger of Mysore: A Story of the War with Tippoo Saib (1896)
  75. To Herat and Cabul: A Story of the First Afghan War (1901)
  76. Treasure of the Incas: A Tale of Adventure in Peru (1902)
  77. True to the Old Flag: A Tale of the American War of Independence
  78. Under Drake's Flag: A Tale of the Spanish Main (1883)
  79. Under Wellington's Command: A Tale of the Peninsular War (1899)
  80. When London Burned: A Story of Restoration Times and the Great Fire (1898)
  81. Winning His Spurs: A Tale of the Crusades (1896)
  82. With Buller in Natal: Or, A Born Leader (1903)
  83. With Clive in India: Or, The Beginnings of an Empire (1884)
  84. With Cochrane the Dauntless: Lord Cochrane in South American Waters (1897)
  85. With Frederick The Great: A Tale of the Seven Years War (1898)
  86. With Kitchener in the Soudan: A Story of Atbara and Omdurman (1902)
  87. With Lee in Virginia: A Story of the American Civil War (1890)
  88. With Moore at Corunna (1898)
  89. With Roberts to Pretoria: A Tale of the South African War (1901)
  90. With the Allies to Pekin: A Story of the Relief of the Legations (1903)
  91. With the British Legion: A Story of the Carlist Wars (1902)
  92. With Wolfe in Canada: Or, The Winning of a Continent (1887)
  93. Woman of the Commune: A Tale of Two Sieges of Paris (1897)
  94. Won by the Sword: A Story of the Thirty Years War (1908)
  95. Wulf The Saxon: A Story of the Norman Conquest (1918)
  96. Young Buglers: A Tale of the Peninsular War
  97. Young Carthaginian: A Story of the Times of Hannibal (1887)
  98. Young Colonists: A Tale of the Zulu and Boer Wars (1897)
  99. Young Franc-Tireurs

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Chapter of Adventures
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Colonel Thorndyke's Secret
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Condemned as a Nihilist
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Cornet of Horse
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Cornet of Horse
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Curse of Carne's Hold
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Dash for Khartoum
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Dash for Khartoum
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Dorothy's Double
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Dragon and the Raven
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Dragon and the Raven
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Facing Death
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Final Reckoning
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