Monday, April 21, 2008


I love to read aloud to my sons for History. One of our favorite authors is G.A. Henty. I would love to have a complete set of G.A. Henty novels. I have not been able to afford them. You can find a complete list, in chronological order, here... I always check my Henty list to see which titles are coming up soon and then I downloaded them have them ready for read aloud. Because they are available online it has been hard to justify buying them, but I would like to because then they could be read individually as well as for read aloud.

Henty's books are great for History, especially for boys, because they are Historical Fiction, about events in History, told in a story form, with great heroes, that have good morals. It not only teaches about the event in history but gives the boys someone to look up to, to admire, to strive to be like in some way. The heroes are brave, courageous, defend the weak, and sometimes come to the rescue of "damsels in distress".

There are a bunch of pdf, and other downloads, online here... search by specific title it is easier.

I like the above site better because you can download pdf's

but you can also get the books here as a text file...
scroll down the H page until you get to Henty.

You can also get audio's of some books, check here:
just search for Henty, two are available now, more may come later.

I hope this is a help to you in your homeschool journey.
Debbie Phillips


Sebastian said...

Welcome to the blogging world. We haven't made a great connection with Henty yet. I think my kids were too young when we tried the first time. I'm looking forward to giving them another try.

Michele said...

Debbie, thank you for these links. I like Henty, although we have only read The Cat of Bubastes, which was very good. We got it as an ILL just before they started charging $1 for ILL here. I prefer a hardbound book in my hands, but this is an excellent alternative. Thanks for sharing it.

Michele ºÜº


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