Lion of St. Mark

Lion of St. Mark

A Story of Venice in the 14th Century

by G. A. Henty
Publisher: Robinson Curriculum
Library Binding, 303 pages
List Price: $29.99 Sale Price: $17.99

Historical Setting: Venice, 1380 A. D.

A story of Venice during the War of Venice and Genoa, a period when her strength and splendor were put to the most severe tests. The hero displays a fine sense and manliness, which carry him safely through an atmosphere of intrigue, crime, and bloodshed. He contributes largely to the victories of the Venetians at Porto d'Anzo and Chioggia, and finally wins the hand of the daughter of one of the chief men of Venice.

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Happy Homemaker of Oregon, 12/28/2011
The first Henty I read, and still one of my favorite. Our hero, Francis, is an English boy living in Venice during an age when the sea queen was struggling most for her existence. He has some interesting personal adventures (saving damsels from nefarious villains and all that) but his involvement in the wars are my favorite part. Henty doesn't need to embellish this part of history to make it fascinating!