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The Cornet of Horse: A Tale of the Marlborough's Wars Paperback – December 8, 2016
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About the Author
George Alfred Henty (8 December 1832 – 16 November 1902) was a prolific English novelist and war correspondent. He is best known for his historical adventure stories that were popular in the late 19th century. His works include The Dragon & The Raven (1886), For The Temple (1888), Under Drake's Flag (1883) and In Freedom's Cause (1885). --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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The "Cornet" of the story was young Rupert Holliday, who survives duels, war, prison, love, Louis IV, battles, escapes and recaptures. Along the way, author Henty gives great descriptions of famous battles that occurred. I followed some of them by googling various locations and battles and it appears fairly true to the real stuff. George A. Henty (1832-1902) wrote numerous other adventure books. I thoroughly enjoyed the book!
We see our hero grow and develop as he goes off to war, after defending a young girl's honor. Not only is it interesting watching Rupert develop, the author provides a great history lesson on the wars of the early 18th Century. Great story about how nobles dealt with either other at the time. Society, prison, a love story that I actually didn't predict. Very well done and easy to recommend. This was the free version, so grab it if you like a good book. Easy read at 3,860 locations.
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And fluid. A great read and we'll worth the time.