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In the reign of terror: The adventures of a Westminster boy (Henty series for boys)

4.7 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews

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One of the most popular British authors of the late 19th century, Henty's historical adventures inspire boys to honesty, courage, diligence, and duty. He was famous as “The Prince of Story-Tellers”. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Series: Henty series for boys
  • Unknown Binding: 406 pages
  • Publisher: A.L. Burt (1888)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00086P2YU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,532,425 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The author, G.A. Henty, has an interesting and oft used method of writing a novel while incorporating history and facts. He employs the well known story of a rabid dog attacking a French boy, employing his leading English boy, Harry. If memory serves there is a statue commemorating this event, but I suspect that the real hero was French and a focal point of inspiration to Louis Pasteur. The coincidence of the English boy named "Harry" has not gone unnoticed!
The story is more interesting in that the author uses day-to-day experiences inside the "terror" that we would not otherwise know or even consider. For example, the general attitude of the aristocracy was to assume the "trouble" would pass and leave them in peace and the arrogant attitude that they should venture to Paris to assist the King! There will come a time in the late 18th century when all people of France were at risk of "the lady" with the blade.
All in all, this is not only an enjoyable novel but a step into the past history of true terror. Well worth the read in the 19th century and 21st as well.
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Format: Hardcover
The author G.A. Henty once again spins his magic to make another major historical event understandable to the young reader--and does so in the kind of truly wonderful prose that is so very rare in today's literature for kids. No wonder this author is at the top of so many reading lists.
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Format: Kindle Edition
This is one of my favorite stories by Henty.If more young people spent more of their time reading books like this one then chivalry and respect for women might be more common.Boys would again act like gentlemen and girls like ladies.Heroism would be part of life and not just a curious trait of characters in old books.The characters in this story are quick thinking,brave,and honorable.This tale takes place during one of the most frightening times in history yet the character of our heroes gives us a happy ending.This book is well worth your time.
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Format: Paperback
We listened to this excellent story on audio cd as a family. It was captivating and we learned a lot about the French Revolution without even trying! My 9-year-old and 11-year-old listened to the story again a few months later after we had studied some of the facts of the revolution and enjoyed it thoroughly a second time through. I recommend GA Henty's audio books performed by Jim Weiss in abridged form- available through Lamppost Publishing website. I like these stories because you get a good undestanding of the context of a historical time period, and the main characters are courageous, honest, and good problem solvers.
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