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Adventure / George Alfred Henty

George Alfred Henty: The Story of an Active Life

George Alfred Henty
The Story of an Active Life

by George Manville Fenn

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   This biography, originally published in 1907, offers a rare look at a fascinating man! Written by a friend and colleague shortly after Hentyís death, it chronicles Hentyís life from his sickly childhood to his adventurous life as a war correspondent and later as a prolific author. This book will be a beautiful addition to your family's library!

Originally published in 1907; 356 pages; For Ages 12 - Adult

Special Features

New content added to the original 1907 edition:

Historical Notes - As a foreign correspondent for The Standard, Henty wrote about wars and events that may not be familiar to the modern reader and so we have added brief descriptions of the major events mentioned in this book.

Maps - We have created nine maps so that the reader can easily see the locations where many of the events in Henty's life took place, including his travels to such places as the Crimea, Italy, India and Abyssinia (present-day Ethiopia).

Word Definitions and Footnotes - We have added over 1,000 definitions and footnotes for words, foreign phrases, people, places, events, literary references and more, to better aid the reader's understanding.

George Manville Fenn (1831-1909), was a popular English boysí author in the late 1800ís. In addition to writing over 100 fictional stories, including some historical fiction, George Manville Fenn worked as an editor, a publisher and a journalist.

Also by George Manville Fenn:

Young Robin Hood
Yussuf the Guide

   "If your children enjoy Hentyís novels, they will enjoy this fascinating biography. Itís a great eye-witness trek through 19th century history and geography and would make a valuable addition to your teenís reading list." ~ Annie Kate, Tea Time with Annie Kate blog  Read the full review

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