One of the 28th :A Tale of Waterloo

One of the th A Tale of Waterloo The hero of this story Ralph Conway has many varied and exciting adventures He enters the army and after some rough service in Ireland takes part in the Waterloo campaign from which he returns wit

  • Title: One of the 28th :A Tale of Waterloo
  • Author: G.A. Henty
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 234
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The hero of this story, Ralph Conway, has many varied and exciting adventures He enters the army, and after some rough service in Ireland takes part in the Waterloo campaign, from which he returns with the loss of an arm, but with a substantial fortune.

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      G.A. Henty

    About Author

    1. George Alfred Henty, better known as G.A Henty, began his storytelling career with his own children After dinner, he would spend and hour or two in telling them a story that would continue the next day Some stories took weeks A friend was present one day and watched the spell bound reaction of his children suggesting Henty write down his stories so others could enjoy them He did Henty wrote approximately 144 books in addition to stories for magazines and was known as The Prince of Story Tellers and The Boy s Own Historian One of Mr Henty s secretaries reported that he would quickly pace back and forth in his study dictating stories as fast as the secretary could record them.Henty s stories revolve around fictional boy heroes during fascinating periods of history His heroes are diligent, intelligent, and dedicated to their country and cause in the face, at times, of great peril Henty s heroes fight wars, sail the seas, discover land, conquer evil empires, prospect for gold, and a host of other exciting adventures Along the way, they meet famous personages In short, Henty s heroes live through tumultuous historic eras meeting leaders of that time Understanding the culture of the time period becomes second nature as well as comparing contrasting the society of various cultures.

    One thought on “One of the 28th :A Tale of Waterloo

    1. Henty wrote a multitude of books relating to the Napoleonic wars, however I think this is not his best While having fairly interesting character development, I felt the story was not quite up to par with some of his other books And I felt that the few pages regarding Waterloo were not quite sufficient for the title, A Tale of Waterloo Even though I wasn t quite satisfied at the end, if you are lover of the Napoleonic era, this is still quite a good book to read.


    2. Not so much a Tale of Waterloo since the battle itself is glossed over in about 30 pages A pretty good yarn nevertheless.



    3. I am an enthusiast for all things of the Regency Napoleonic so naturally, I was drawn to this novel by it s title In that respect, I feel badly let down If the few pages relating to the Waterloo campaign were removed, it would be a much better book Without this chapter, which gives a rather bland account of the battles and skirmishes, the novel is at least interesting The story is presented in lengthy dialogues which means that you have to accept that the language is Victorian in style As if to [...]


    4. Reading One of the 28th A Tale of Waterloo was an unusual experience, one I enjoyed very much I downloaded the free kindle edition out of curiosity based only on the title There was no description of the contents with the listings on and only a statement that the digital edition had been created by a team of volunteers Likewise, nothing is said about the author I m a reader of military history and historical fiction and thought the book might be one of these, and it is the latter in a sense At t [...]


    5. This wasn t one of my favorite Henty s as it seemed to have a bit of a feminist theme in the beginning However the story gets better near the end, as the seemingly feminine main character becomes a man.


    6. Ok, this is an older Hently book The title is somewhat misleading as 70% of the novel has nothing to do with Waterloo whatsoever I enjoyed Cornet of Horse much than this one As with other Hently novels, a certain suspension of disbelief is needed.


    7. Intriguing mystery I enjoyed this book so much The mystery was delightful and suspenseful The story was difficult to put down and I loved the upstanding character that, Ralph, the main character displayed.


    8. I love G.A Henty He was a proper Victorian Journalist who used to go to war with the troops and used to write periodical stories for boys as well They are of their time but are all really good historical stories about little remembered wars you can get many for free on kindle


    9. One of the 28th by G.A Hently is a great story about a boy s introduction to a world at war In the Alexander Kent tradition this book shines with all the light of wind, surf and the smell of black powder I count this as a really good read.


    10. Fair enough, bit of a rip ping yarn but there is enough in it to keep one s interest You do end up caring for the characters and that after all is the hallmark of successful fiction.



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