Monday, February 22, 2010

G.A. Henty Books

You can print off and bind G.A. Henty books yourself...or load them on a CD ROM and take them to Staples or Kinkos, OfficeMax or Office Depot and let them print and bind them.

Either way, they are wonderful read-alouds and definitely good history reading.

G.A. Henty Online

We have already downloaded (I did mine as a PDF file...) The Cat of Bubastes, The Boy Knight, Friends, Though Divided, Forests and Friends...and I'll finish capturing the rest on the flashdrive!


Added Notes: 
Hard Bound, Soft Bound, and CD-ROM editions. All 99 of G. A. Henty's books are now available in print and digital formats.  The CDs also includes 53 short stories by Henty and 216 short stories by his contemporaries. Written during the latter part of the 19th Century, G. A. Henty's books were very popular and widely used in the schools of Britain and the United States during the late 19th and early 20th Centuries.
While many children's adventure books that emphasize the traits of courage, high moral character, diligence, perseverance and other valuable personal virtues were written during this period, G. A. Henty's books are unique. Each adventure takes place within the setting of some important period in human history. From the fall of Jerusalem to the American Civil War, Henty's heroes live their adventures within exciting historical events. The reader learns much detailed history while he is being entertained and taught by exemplary heroes.Moreover, through his personal experiences and careful scholarship, Henty provides very detailed and accurate accounts of history. While one might read a section of a history book concerning, for example, the conquering of Mexico by Spain, most such accounts are dry and shallow in comparison with Henty's tale of the primary happenings and of the way of life of the people caught up in those events.
From the French Revolution to the Great Plague of London, from the Crusades to the American Civil War, Henty readers learn in-depth history, superior vocabulary and literary techniques, and the advantages of high personal character - while they are being entertained by a master storyteller.

And a chronological listing of the Henty stories is available here at the Robinson Curriculum site.


















































1381
A March on London
1400
Both Sides of the Border
1415
At Agincourt
1480
A Knight of the White Cross






REFORMATION AND EXPLORATION
1579
By Pike and Dyke
1580
St. Bartholomew's Eve
1580
Under Drake's Flag
1588
By England's Aid
1595
By Right of Conquest






WARS OF RELIGION AND SUCCESSION
1630
The Lion of the North
1640
Won by the Sword
1650
Friends Though Divided
1666
When London Burned
1690
Orange and Green
1695
A Jacobite Exile
1703
The Cornet of Horse
1705
The Bravest of the Brave
1710
In the Irish Brigade
1745
Bonnie Prince Charlie






COLONIAL DISRUPTIONS AND COMPETITION
1759
With Wolfe in Canada
1760
With Frederick the Great
1780
True to the Old Flag
1780
Held Fast for England
1786
With Clive in India 
THE NAPOLEONIC ERA
1793
In the Reign of Terror
1795
No Surrender!
1795
A Roving Commission
1795
The Tiger of Mysore
1795
By Conduct and Courage
1798
At Aboukir and Acre
1800
At the Point of the Bayonet82
1808
With Moore at Corunna83
1810
The Young Buglers84
1810
Under Wellington's Command86
1812
Through Russian Snows87
1815
One of the 28th88






INDIAN TROUBLES AND NEIGHBORS' WARS
1820
With Cochrane the Dauntless90
1824
On the Irrawaddy91
1825
In Greek Waters92
1835
With the British Legion93
1840
To Herat and Cabul94






THE VICTORIAN ERA: DEFENDING AN EMPIRE
1850
Through the Sikh War96
1854
Jack Archer97
1856
In Times of Peril98
1856
Rujub the Juggler99
1860
With Lee in Virginia102
1865
Out With Garibaldi103
1867
The March to Magdala104
1870
Maori and Settler105
1870
A Woman of the Commune106
1870
The Young Franc-Tireurs107
1873
By Sheer Pluck108
1873
The March to Coomassie109
1879
For Name and Fame110
1880
The Young Colonists111
1882
A Chapter of Adventures114
1885
The Dash for Khartoum115
1896
Through Three Campaigns116
1898
With Kitchener in the Soudan117
1899
With Buller in Natal118
1900
With Roberts to Pretoria119
1900
With the Allies to Pekin

3 comments:

Blessedmom said...

I googled G A Henty, and couldn't find it anywhere, maybe I did something wrong...Aren't these the history books? Thanks for sharing.

Sara

Mrs. Dewey Smith said...

The white box there in the post, that says G.A. Henty Online, that's the link. The site is manybooks.net They have pages of great books all with a nice searchable index to help you find what you want.

Does that help Sara? Sorry I wasn't clear with my posting. I need to rework the formatting of things so links stand out a bit better.

Deanna

Blessedmom said...

no, you were perfectly clear, I just was trying to make sure they were the history books I had been thinking of. As much as I love the Mcguffey and Ray's curriculum, I had been looking for an old fashioned history and science curriculum. We are looking to including these. Thanks again for sharing.