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Best Henty Books You Should Enjoy

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Henty books.

1. For the Temple: A Tale of the Fall of Jerusalem (2015)

 Best Henty Books You Should Enjoy“Dreaming, John, as usual? I never saw such a boy. You are always in extremes; either tiring yourself out, or lying half asleep.” “I was not half asleep, mother. I was looking at the lake.” “I cannot see much to look at, John. It’s just as it has been ever since you were born, or since I was born.” “No, I suppose there’s no change, mother; but I am never tired of looking at the sun shining on the ripples, and the fishermen’s boats, and the birds standing in the shallows or flying off, in a desperate hurry, without any reason that I can make out. Besides, mother, when one is looking at the lake, one is thinking of other things.” “And…
Author(s): G. A. Henty

2. In Freedom’s Cause: A Story of Wallace and Bruce (Dover Children’s Classics) (2002)

 Best Henty Books You Should EnjoyAt the end of the thirteenth century, the oppressed people of Scotland rebelled against their despised English ruler, Edward Longshanks. In Freedom’s Cause recounts the Scots’ desperate but ultimately triumphant struggle in the face of overwhelming odds — a hard-fought series of battles conducted under the leadership of William Wallace and Robert Bruce.Time has burnished the feats of these great heroes to mythic proportions, but Wallace and Bruce were real people. This gripping tale of courage, loyalty, and ingenuity recounts their deeds within an…
Author(s): G. A. Henty

3. With Lee in Virginia (2004)

 Best Henty Books You Should EnjoyIn this spirited tale of adventure, Vincent Wingfield, who is not yet sixteen, returns home to Virginia after four years of school in England to find conditions in America greatly unsettled. When war breaks out in 1861, Vincent staunchly supports the rights of slaves but joins Lee’s cavalry to fight for the Confederacy.Henty’s gripping story, written several decades after the war, weaves the spirited teenager’s adventures with real-life events, while providing an acute glimpse of the conflict from a Southern perspective.A prolific 19th-century author,…
Author(s): G. A. Henty, Gordon Browne

4. Wulf the Saxon: A Story of the Norman Conquest (Dover Children’s Classics) (2010)

 Best Henty Books You Should EnjoyReturn to the days of the Norman invasion of England and fight alongside a nobleman serving the last of England’s Anglo-Saxon monarchs. Wulf of Steyning, a Saxon thane loyal to King Harold Godwinson, boldly captures a castle in the Welsh wars, risks his life to rescue his shipwrecked sovereign, and combats Norsemen at the Battle of Stamford Bridge. Wulf and his comrades resolutely stand by King Harold in a series of adventures that climax at the Battle of Hastings. Generations of readers have thrilled to this tale of loyalty and courage in eleventh-century Britain and…
Author(s): G. A. Henty

5. Under Drake’s Flag: A Tale of the Spanish Main (Dover Children’s Classics) (2005)

 Best Henty Books You Should EnjoyG. A. Henty (1832–1903) wrote vastly popular, carefully researched books about fictional youngsters who lived during critical periods of history. In this exciting volume, he provides a thrilling glimpse of the struggle between Great Britain and Spain for supremacy of the high seas, as seen through the eyes of a sixteenth-century teenager, Ned Hearne.Along with three friends, young Ned is swept up in one adventure after another as he accompanies the daring English mariner Francis Drake on amazing voyages of discovery across the Pacific. An eyewitness to the great naval battle between the English fleet and the…
Author(s): G. A. Henty

6. In the Reign of Terror: A Story of the French Revolution (Dover Children’s Classics) (2008)

 Best Henty Books You Should EnjoyReturn to the tumultuous days of the French Revolution with this captivating tale of adventure and courage. Join Harry Sandwith, a young Englishman, as he accepts a job as a companion to the sons of a French marquis. Follow Harry and his aristocratic friends as they’re swept from their idyllic life at a country estate to the riotous streets of Paris and the very gates of the Bastille. Can Harry rescue the marquis’ family from imprisonment and certain death at the hands of the merciless mob?Author George Alfred Henty specialized in creating novels for young readers that blend authentic historical…
Author(s): G. A. Henty

7. The Boy Knight: A Tale of the Crusades (2010)

 Best Henty Books You Should EnjoyThe Boy Knight: A Tale of the Crusades is the tale of a young man facing many trials in battle during the excitement of the Crusades. The hero of the story, Cuthbert, is a young Englishman who follows King Richard to the Holy Land. The Boy Knight: A Tale of the Crusades is one of the more exciting Henty adventures, and any lover of Robin Hood will certainly enjoy this tale. Cuthbert’s presence of mind and common sense, his loyalty, honesty, valor, and quick wits are all characteristics that make us and his comrades in the book admire and respect him. People learn by…
Author(s): G. A. Henty

8. G. A. Henty – Wulf the Saxon (2016)

 Best Henty Books You Should EnjoyThis is the story of a young boy who is a page for the Earl, King Harold of England. Wulf is entrusted by Harold to run errands, and he fights in quite a few famous battles, including the Battle of Stamford Bridge and the Battle of Hastings. Wulf daring and exciting missions will hold the reader in deep suspense….
Author(s): G. A. Henty

9. The Cat of Bubastes: A Tale of Ancient Egypt (Dover Children’s Classics) (2002)

 Best Henty Books You Should EnjoyChebron, the young son of an Egyptian high priest, and Amuba, a young slave in the boy’s household, are close friends; but their lives are greatly altered when Chebron accidentally kills a cat, an animal held sacred by the ancient Egyptians. Forced to flee for their safety, the boys and their companions begin a long and dangerous journey. A thrilling adventure story, this is also a tale packed with historical facts. Among other fascinating details, young readers learn about the Egyptian religion and geography, how the Nile was used for irrigation, and how the Egyptians made war and were prepared for burial. A captivating…
Author(s): G. A. Henty

10. The Lion of the North, a Tale of the Times of Gustavus Adolphus (2014)

 Best Henty Books You Should EnjoyHenty’s biography of the famous Swedish leader is a must-read for those interested in learning about one of history’s most effective military commanders. From the preface: “The story of the Thirty Years’ War is too long to be treated in one volume. Fortunately it divides itself naturally into two parts. The first begins with the entry of Sweden, under her chivalrous monarch Gustavus Adolphus, upon the struggle, and terminates with his death and that of his great rival Wallenstein. This portion of the war has been treated in the present story. The second period begins at the point when France assumed…
Author(s): G.A. Henty

11. By Right of Conquest: Or with Cortez in Mexico (2012)

 Best Henty Books You Should EnjoyWhen Roger Hankshaw boards the merchant ship Swan for a perilous journey to the New World, little does the young Englishman know what adventure awaits him. After a shipwreck strands him in Pre-Columbian Mexico, Roger must find a way to avoid becoming one of the many human sacrifices offered to the Aztec gods. Proving himself to be honorable and trustworthy, Roger builds enduring friendships with many of the natives. Later, when the Spanish noble and explorer Hernando Cortez arrives, Roger is placed in a difficult position. How can an Englishman explain his presence in Mexico? Cortez, with a military force intent on converting the…
Author(s): G A Henty

Best Henty Books You Should Enjoy

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some henty books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

isualising Skyscapes: Material Forms of Cultural Engagement with the Heavens

Author(s): Liz Henty, Daniel Brown
ID: 2801879, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2019, Size: 11 Mb, Format: epub

March to Magdala

Author(s): Henty, George Alfred
ID: 2417536, Publisher: Duke Classics, Year: 2013, Size: 526 Kb, Format: epub

Parallel Scientific Computing and Optimization: Advances and Applications

Author(s): Raimondas Čiegis, David Henty, Bo Kågström, Julius Žilinskas
ID: 507383, Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, Year: 2009, Size: 4 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are really record-breakers according to The New York Times, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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