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Title:
The young Carthaginian : a story of the times of Hannibal
Author:
Henty, G. A. (George Alfred), 1832-1902.
Publication Information:
Mill Hall, Pa. : Preston Speed, 1997.
Physical Description:
321 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
General Note:
Originally published June 8, 1886 by Blackie & Son, London.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781887159128
Format :
Book

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Summary

Set in ancient times, during the Punic wars, this story follows the adventures of young Malchus, an officer in Hannibal's army. Henty describes the army's incredible journey through southern Europe and across the Alps in fascinating detail, providing both a lesson in ancient history and an absorbing story. The balance of power in Europe swayed between Rome and Carthage and the outcome of this struggle would determine the course of Western Civilization, even until today.


Author Notes

G. A.Henty was born in 1832 and was filled with exciting adventure. He received his education at Westminster School, and he attended Cambridge University. Along with a rigorous course of study, Henty participated in boxing, wrestling, and rowing.

The strenuous study and participation in sports prepared Henty to join the British army in Crimea, as a war correspondent witnessing Garbaldi fight in Italy. He was also present in Paris during the Franco-Prussian war, in Spain with the Carlists, at the opening of the Suez Canal, touring India with the Prince of Wales as well as a trip to the California gold fields.

Henty wrote approximately 144 books, plus stories for magazines and was dubbed as "The Prince of Story-Tellers" and "The Boy's Own Historian."

G. A. Henty died in 1902.

(Bowker Author Biography)