Monday, August 22, 2016

G A Henty - How many have you read?

My son has made a goal this year to read all the G A Henty books by the time he graduates highschool. We have been researching the books and have them in chronological order! So this is his goal to read through all of them - at least all of the historical ones.





Here's our list in chronological order - I am sure I am missing some but I will add to this if I find some more!


  1. The Cat of Bubastes - Ancient Egypt 
  2. The Young Carthaginian - Hannibal's Campaigns 
  3. Beric the Briton - Roman Invasion, Gladiators, Burning of Rome and Nero
  4. For the Temple - Fall of Jerusalem, 1st Century Jewish Revolt etc...
  5. The Dragon and the Raven - King Alfred
  6. Wulf the Saxon - Norman Conquest, Vikings, Battle of Hastings
  7. Winning His Spurs - Crusades, Holy Wars, Saxons, Normans
  8. In Freedom's Cause - Wallace and Bruce, Scottish History
  9. St. George for England - Crecy & Poitiers
  10. The Lion of St. Mark - War of Venice and Genoa
  11. A March on London - Wat Tyler's Insurrection
  12. Both Sides the Border - Glendower & Hotspur
  13. At Agincourt - The Hundred Year War, Henry V
  14. A Knight of the White Cross -Siege of Rhodes, War of Roses, Moorish Corsair Pirates
  15. By Pike and Dyke - Spanish-Dutch War, Spanish Inquisition
  16. St. Bartholomew’s Eve - Huguenot Wars, Protestants, Catholics
  17. Under Drake’s Flag - Circumnavigating the Globe, Search for North West Passage, High Seas
  18. By England’s Aid - Fall of Spanish Armada, Freeing of the Netherlands, Corsairs
  19. By Right of Conquest - Conquest of Mexico, Cortez, Aztecs
  20. The Lion of the North - Thirty Year War, Sweden, Scotland, Gustav II Adolf
  21. Won by the Sword - Thirty Year War, Richelieu, France
  22. Friends Though Divided - Cavaliers, the Roundheads, Charles II
  23. When London Burned - Great Plague, Great fire
  24. John Hawke's Fortune - Duke of Monmouth
  25. Orange and Green - Battle of Boyne
  26. A Jacobite Exile - Swedish-Russian War, King Charles XII, Jacobite
  27. The Cornet of Horse - War of Spanish Succession, Hanover and Prussia vs French and Spanish
  28. The Bravest of the Brave - Earl Charles Mordaunt III of Peterbourgh
  29. In the Irish Brigade King Louis XVI of France, War in Flanders
  30. Bonnie Prince Charlie - Fontenoy, Battle of Culloden
  31. With Wolfe in Canada - Fall of Quebec, Battle of Britain and France - North America
  32. True to the Old Flag - American Revolution (British View)
  33. With Fredrick the Great - Seven years war 
  34. Held Fast for England - Siege of Gibraltar, Tangiers
  35. Colonel Thorndykes Secret or The Brahmin's Treasure - English/Adventure 
  36. With Clive in India - Battle of Plassey - point of English influence leaving India
  37. In the Reign of Terror - French Revolution
  38. By Conduct and Courage - Napoleonic Wars
  39. No Surrender! - French Revolution
  40. A Roving Commission - Great Revolt in Hayti
  41. The Tiger of Mysore - India
  42. At Aboukir and Acre - Napoleonic War, Napoleon's invasion of Egypt
  43. At the Point of the Bayonet - India, British Mahratta War
  44. With Morre at Corunna - Napoleon, Britain, Peninsular War
  45. A Final Reckoning - Bush Life in Austraila
  46. The Plague Ship - Adventure on the Ocean, Pirate
  47. Under Wellington's Command - Peninsular War 
  48. The Young Buglers - Peninsular War
  49. Through the Fray - Luddite Riots
  50. Through Russian Snows - Napoleonic Wars
  51. One of the 28th - Battle of Waterloo
  52. With Cochrane the Dauntless - South American Revolution
  53. On the Irrawaddy - First Burmese War
  54. In Greek Waters - Greek Independence
  55. In the Hands of the Cave Dwellers - Mexican American - Southwest
  56. With the British Legion - Carlist Wars
  57. Queen Victoria - This is Biography
  58. The Sovereign Reader - Biography
  59. The Curse of Carne's Hold - Kaffir War
  60. To Herat and Cabul - First Afghan War
  61. The Treasure of the Incas - Adventure
  62. The Lost Heir - Adventure
  63. All But Lost I - British
  64. All But Lost II - British
  65. Captain Bayley's Heir - California Gold
  66. Through the Sikh War - Punjab Conquest
  67. All But Lost III - British
  68. Out of the Pampas - Mexican-American War
  69. Redskins and Cow-Boy - Western
  70. Gabriel Allen M.P - Adventure
  71. Jack Archer - Crimean War
  72. Facing Death - Coal Mines
  73. In Times of Peril - Indians
  74. The Queen's Cup - Yachting/Adventure
  75. Rujub, The Juggler - Indian Mutiny
  76. A Search for a Secret - Adventure
  77. In the Heart of the Rockies - Western
  78. With Lee in Virginia - American Civil War
  79. A Hidden Foe - Adventure
  80. Out with Garibaldi - Italy
  81. The March to Magdalaq - Abyssinian
  82. Dorothy's Double - Franco-Prussian War
  83. Maori and Settler - 2nd Maori Rebellion
  84. Sturdy and Strong - English Society
  85. A Woman of the Commune - Franco-Prussian War
  86. The Young Franc Tireurs - Franco Prussian War
  87. By Sheer Pluck - Ashanti War
  88. The march to Coomassie - Ashanti War
  89. For Name and Fame - 2nd Afgahan War
  90. Condemned as a Nihilist - Escape from Siberia
  91. The Young Colonists - Zulu and the Boer War
  92. The Young Midshipman - Alexandria
  93. The Dash for Khartoum - Expedition of the Nile
  94. Through Three Campaigns - Tirah, Chitral, Ashanti
  95. With Kitchener in the Soudan - Battles Atbara, Omdurman
  96. With Buller in Natal - 2nd Boer War
  97. With Roberts to Pretoria - South African War
  98. With Allies to Pekin - Boxer Rebellion

You can find a lot of the G A Henty books on Amazon (not affiliate link) and one of our favorite places is Librivox. If you have never heard of Librivox you really need to check it out. A lot of people have read books and put them in audio format. Some read better than others and we have our favorites. But they make great audio books to listen to when driving. Plus it's the full book which is great and cuts a lot of 'I'm bored' out of our road trips. Of course our favorite audio's are the G A Henty Audio Classics we have reviewed from Heirloom Audio Productions We have all the ones they have done so far and I am hoping to get the lasted "The Cat of Bubaste' soon!!! These productions are like having a audio movie and are perfect for all the family. We recently listened to ours again on a road trip - at the request of my husband and kids. No movies were watched in the car for 8 hours - they are that good!!!

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