Henty Novels - History through Literature
by G.A. Henty (1837 - 1901)
Mr. Henty is considered by many to be the ‘Prince of Storytellers’. His stories revolve around a fictional boy hero during fascinating periods of history. His heroes are diligent, courageous, intelligent and dedicated to their country and cause in the face, at times, of great peril. His histories, particularly battle accounts, have been recognized by historian scholars for their accuracy. Henty’s heroes fight wars, sail the seas, discover land, conquer evil empires and a host of other exciting adventures. They meet famous personages like Josepus, Titus, Hannibal, Robert E. Lee, Cortez, Sir Francis Drake and many more. Understanding the culture of the time period becomes second nature as well as comparing/contrasting the society of various cultures.