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ISBN: 1890623016
Author: G. A. Henty
Language: English
Publisher: Lost Classics Book Company (May 1, 1998)
Pages: 430
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Kids
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 816
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Yours sincerely, G. A. Henty.

Yours sincerely, G. Chapter I: the camp in the desert. It is afternoon, but the sun's rays still pour down with great powerupon rock and sand.

The Young Carthaginian book. I read this book when I was 12 years old. Henty books are rather on the "boyish book" side but many girls I know (including myself) enjoy them as well. A friend of ours, Jim Hodges, has recorded many G. Henty books and we own them all and my brothers have listened to everyone of them.

The Young Carthaginian is a departure from the first two Henty books on the Lost Classics list. Set in ancient times during the Punic wars between Carthage and Rome, it follows the adventures of young Malchus, an officer in Hannibal’s army. Henty describes the army’s incredible journey crossing the Alps in fascinating detail providing both a lesson in ancient history and a can’t-put-it-down story. An exciting excerpt from The Young Carthaginian: After lying for a couple of hours Malchus rose to his feet, and issuing from the bushes looked round. He had resumed his armor and sword.

Typically, Henty's heroes are boys of pluck in troubled times, and this is no different.

Typically, Henty's heroes are boys of pluck in troubled times, and this is no different certainly we had but a hazy idea as to the merits of the struggle and knew but little of its events, for the Latin and Greek authors, which serve as the ordinary textbooks in schools, do not treat of the Punic.

For the novel, titled The Young Carthaginian G. Henty chose the subject of the struggle of the Carthaginians and the Romans. Being a master of the historical adventure, he skillfully combined fi. .tion with an accurate context of history. A fictional hero, Marchus, a kinsman of the famous Hannibal, joins him on the Carthaginian campaign against Rome.

Howcan a Carthaginian who loves his country remain silent?" . The camp was situated twenty days' march from Carthage at the foot ofsome hills in which lions and other beasts of prey were known to abound,and there was no doubt that they would be found that evening

Howcan a Carthaginian who loves his country remain silent?" "All you sa. The camp was situated twenty days' march from Carthage at the foot ofsome hills in which lions and other beasts of prey were known to abound,and there was no doubt that they would be found that evening.

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LibriVox recording of The Young Carthaginian by G. Read in English by Larry Wilson; Stephen Gibbons; Ravi Shankar; Lynne Thompson; Ralph Crown; Brett G. Hirsch; Arnie Horton; deongines; Edward Kirkby; Paige G; Brett W. Downey Typically, Henty's heroes are boys of pluck in troubled times, and this is no different certainly we had but a hazy idea as to the merits of the struggle and knew but little of its events, for the Latin and .

A book published in 1884 in the "Fireside Henty Series" called Forest and Frontier or Forests and Frontiers and Adventures Among the Indians was discovered to be.The Young Carthaginian, A Story of the Time of Hannibal. With Wolfe in Canada: The Winning of a Continent.

A book published in 1884 in the "Fireside Henty Series" called Forest and Frontier or Forests and Frontiers and Adventures Among the Indians was discovered to be by Thomas M. Newson. UK and US availability. In the late 1990s, a number of American publishers, such as Polyglot Press (Philadelphia, PA), PrestonSpeed, and the Lost Classics Book Company, began reprinting Henty's books and advocating their usage for conservative homeschoolers.

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.

Comments:

Natety
Henty, that scarily prolific writer of historical "boy's books," is splendidly fun reading and may be quite different from your expectations. Though this novel begins rather poorly, with various tortured exposition-heavy conversations and stilted dialogue, it improves rapidly and actually gets quite suspenseful in its last third.

A "story of the times of Hannibal" but not the story of Hannibal, the novel follows the first three major battles--all victories--of the Second Punic War: the Trebia, Lake Trasimene, and Cannae. Although Hannibal is a character and appears in several scenes, the novel centers around the "young Carthaginian" Malchus, a cousin of Hannibal serving as a captain in his army. Malchus ships out with his fellows who believe in Hannibal's fight against Rome (contrasted with the self-serving, pacifist and greedy policy of Hanno "the Great," a powerful statesman in Carthage) and demonstrates his courage and ability in a variety of actions, including the three battles above but also the siege of Saguntum, a Rome-allied city in Spain, and the perilous crossing of the Alps. In what is perhaps the book's best episode, Malchus is sent back to Carthage by Hannibal to plead for reinforcements so that Rome may be conquered, and falls into a web of suspicion and betrayal, seriously compromising his faith in his homeland. Eventually Malchus will also visit Rome, allowing the novel to contrast the dynamic and vital Rome of republican years with the leisure loving, flabby and deluded Carthage.

Henty weaves his history with his fiction in a relatively odd manner, usually relating the details of an event up front in a solid chunk of historical reporting, then back-tracking to detail Malchus' involvement within the event. This may prove too distracting to readers looking for a well-rounded novelistic treatment of the times (as might be found in Robert Graves, for instance), but it succeeds perfectly in achieving what Henty set out to achieve: namely, interesting young readers in history by making it seem real and exciting.
Frlas
Thank you.
Munigrinn
My 12 year old son read this for his Roman History class and thoroughly enjoyed it. I personally read only the first two chapters but hope to find the time to read more.
Netlandinhabitant
Recommend Henty for a good way of getting a history lesson, also a good way to help your children if you'd care to read to them.
CER
Dorintrius
Not bad and its a nice emersion into the history but the repeated captures and escapes get a bit monotonous.
Malarad
As someone who has an appetite for anything on the Punic Wars, I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed this book as much as I did.

Pros:
-great edition. Love the physical book.
-he succeeds in creating a voice for Hannibal, and memorable supporting characters and plot
-the history comes through, and the fiction feels true to the spirit of what we can't actually be sure of

Cons:
-Beginning needs some work--feels very amateurish with rhapsodic descriptions and overwrought prose
-Henty actually comes out from behind the curtain several times and draws historical parallels to events subsequent in history. While interesting, it's totally out of place and breaks the perspective.
-The political commentary he works into the voice of several characters is facile, and ends up being a distraction more than anything

Very glad I read it.
Qucid
G.A. Henty was a Victorian gentleman who wrote historical fiction for young people. I learned of him in reading Arthur Schlesinger's autobiography "A Life in the Twentieth Century". Schlesinger credits Henty with awakening an interst in history that was to last a lifetime. I see why. Henty's approach is to imagine a young lad and thrust him into interesting historical periods. The young man possessed of courage, pluck, honesty and compassion finds these attributes necessary to his success in the novel. Much like the Horatio Alger novels of a somewhat later American time, Henty was also conciously teaching the manly virtues. In "The Young Cathaginian" Henty pulls off a slick trick. Our young hero Malchus is a relative of Hannibal the great Cartaginian general who dared to cross the Alps to attack Carthage's great rival, Rome. While Henty admires Hannibal and presents Malchus as virtually flawless, it is clear that Carthage was a corrupt entity and that her deserved defeat was crucial to the growth of Western civilization. This is not a dry history, merely laden with moral overlays. It is also good fun. There is a lion hunt in Africa. A wolf hunt in the Spanish mountains. Escapes through the underground reserviors of Carthage. And countless vivid battles. And a charming little romance. I am glad I stumbled across the Henty output. Sclesinger is right: Henty makes history fun!
The Young Carthaginian deserves more than five stars. The adventures of Malchus, a young Carthaginian noble through the streets of Carthage, rugged mountain ridges, the thick forests of Sardinia, and finally, Rome, keep us on the edge of our seats until the end of the book. It is like an adventure novel more than a history novel, but when we finish the book, we realize that we have learned a lot about the wars between Carthage and Rome without taking the usual pains we have as we use monotonous books.

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