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Novels of George Alfred Henty

Winning His Spurs: A Tale of the Crusades

Friends Though Divided

and

The Young Buglers: A Tale of the Peninsular War

By G. A. Henty

1897 -1917- London - Sampson Low, Marston and Company; Humphrey Milford; Griffith Farran Browne

7" by 5.5"; (vii) 324pp.; (viii) 384pp.; 346pp.

 

DETAILS

Three novels of the popular Victorian author George Alfred Henty.

Containing Winning His Spurs (1897), Friends Though Divided (1917), and The Young Buglers: A Tale of the Peninsular War (c.1906)

Illustrated with 17 plates to The Young Buglers (missing the frontispiece), coloured frontispiece to Friends Though Divided, and numerous vignettes to Winning His Spurs.

George Alfred Henty (8 December 1832 16 November 1902), was a prolific English novelist and a special correspondent. He is best known for his historical adventure stories that were popular in the late 19th century.

His children's novels typically revolved around a boy or young man living in troubled times. These ranged from the Punic War to more recent conflicts such as the Napoleonic Wars or the American Civil War. Henty's heroes which occasionally included young ladies are uniformly intelligent, courageous, honest and resourceful with plenty of 'pluck' yet are also modest.

CONDITION

In decorative cloth bindings. Externally sound, though with some bumping and marks to the boards. Two hinges strained, with three hinges tender. Spine of Winning His Spurs slightly cocked. Closed tear to the head of Friends Though Divided.  Internally, bindings strained, with endpapers and frontispiece of Buglers working loose. Pages are generally bright, though with some scattered patches of foxing and some handling marks. Institutional ink stamp to the rear endpapers of Friends. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

 


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