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While most of the books he wrote were for children, he also wrote adult novels, non-fiction such as The March to Magdala and Those Other Animals , short stories for the likes of The Boy's Own Paper and edited the Union Jack , a weekly boy's magazine. His children's novels typically revolved around a boy or young man living in troubled times.

Henty's heroes — which occasionally included young ladies — are uniformly intelligent, courageous, honest and resourceful with plenty of 'pluck' yet are also modest. Henty usually researched his novels by ordering several books on the subject he was writing on from libraries, and consulting them before beginning writing.

At Agincourt : a tale of the white hoods of Paris

Henty is buried in Brompton Cemetery , London. Henty's commercial popularity encouraged other writers to try writing juvenile adventure stories in his style; " Herbert Strang ", Henry Everett McNeil , Percy F. Westerman and Captain Frederick Sadleir Brereton all wrote novels in "the Henty tradition", often incorporating then-contemporary themes such as aviation and First World War combat. The Henty series was part of F. Scott Fitzgerald 's boyhood reading.

Henty wrote works of historical fiction and all first editions had the date printed at the foot of the title page. The dates given below are those printed at the foot of the title page of the very first editions in the United Kingdom. It is a common misconception that American Henty titles were published before those of the UK. All Henty titles bar one were published in the UK before those of America.

The simple explanation for this error of judgement is that Charles Scribner's Sons of New York dated their Henty first editions for the current year. The first UK editions published by Blackie were always dated for the coming year, to have them looking fresh for Christmas. This title was published in book form in the UK in , although the story itself had already been published in England prior to the first American edition, in The Boy's Own Annual. One such publisher and major modern advocate of Henty is the American scientist, homeschool curriculum publisher, and one-time political candidate Arthur B.

Robinson , who promotes the use of Henty's books as a supplement to his self-teaching homeschool curriculum. Even during his lifetime, Henty's work was contentious; some Victorian writers accused Henty's novels of being xenophobic towards non-British people and objected to his glorification of British imperialism [6] in such books as True to the Old Flag which supports the Loyalist side in the American War of Independence , [15] and In the Reign of Terror and No Surrender!

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Henty's novel With Lee in Virginia has a protagonist who fights on the side of the "aristocratic" Confederacy against the Union. Henty's popularity amongst homeschoolers is not without controversy. McDorman states Henty disliked blacks and also, in Henty's fiction, that " Boers and Jews were considered equally ignoble". Goodenough, an entomologist remarks to the hero:.

At Agincourt. A Tale of the White Hoods of Paris. With twelve illustrations by Wal Paget.

They [Negroes] are just like children They are always either laughing or quarrelling. They are good-natured and passionate, indolent, but will work hard for a time; clever up to a certain point, densely stupid beyond.

The intelligence of an average negro is about equal to that of a European child of ten years old. They are fluent talkers, but their ideas are borrowed.

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They are absolutely without originality, absolutely without inventive power. Living among white men, their imitative faculties enable them to attain a considerable amount of civilization. Left alone to their own devices they retrograde into a state little above their native savagery [21]. In the Preface to his novel A Roving Commission Henty claims "the condition of the negroes in Hayti has fallen to the level of that of the savage African tribes" and argues "unless some strong white power should occupy the island and enforce law and order" this situation will not change.

In the novel Facing Death: A Tale of the Coal Mines Henty comes down against strikes and has the working class hero of the novel, Jack Simpson, quell a strike among coal miners. A review by Deirdre H.

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In , on the bookjacket for Captain Bayley's Heir , The Times of London writes that Henty's character in With Lee in Virginia, "bravely proving his sympathy with the slaves of brutal masters" and escapes through "the devotion of a black servant and of a runaway slave whom he had assisted". The reviewer recommends the book. Preview this item Preview this item. Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private.

Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item Tells the story of the long and bloody feud between the houses of Orleans and Burgundy, from its commencement to the time when both factions laid aside their differences at the battle of Agincourt. Reviews User-contributed reviews Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. Be the first. Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction. Agincourt, Battle of, Agincourt, France, -- Juvenile fiction. Knights and knighthood -- Juvenile fiction.

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Henty might with entire propriety be called the boys' Sir Walter Scott. A Tale of War in Flanders and Spain. In Paris he incurred the deadly hatred of a powerful courtier from whom he had rescued a young girl who had been kidnapped, and his perils are of absorbing interest. Captured in an attempted Jacobite invasion of Scot land, he escaped in a most extraordinary manner As aid-de-camp to the Duke of Berwick he experienced thrilling adventures in Flanders. Transferred to the Army in Spain, he was nearly assassinated, but escaped to return, when peace was declared, to his native land, having received pardon and having recovered his estates.

The story is filled with adventure, and the interest never abates. A Story of the Liberation of Italy. With 8 Illustrations by W. Garibaldi himself is the central figure of this brilliant story, and the little-known history of the struggle for Italian freedom is told here in the most thrilling way.

Or, A Born Leader. With 10 Illustrations by W.