With Lee in Virginia, A Story of the American Civil War (Works of G. A. Henty)

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Few great wars have been fought out by each side with greater intensity of conviction in the rightness of its cause or with more abundant personal heroism than the American civil war. Of this heroic clash of opposing convictions Mr. Henty has made admirable use in the story of a young Virginian planter, who, after bravely proving his sympathy with the slaves of brutal masters, serves with no less courage and enthusiasm under Lee and Jackson through the most exciting events of the struggle. He has many hairbreadth escapes, is several times wounded, and twice taken prisoner; but his courage and readiness and, in two cases, the devotion of a black servant and of a runaway slave whom he had assisted bring him safely through all difficulties.--- 12 illustrations, 2 maps (including 1 fold out map), 4 battle maps, Prefaces for British Lads and extremely rare American Lads, special modern foreword by George Calhoun, Executive Director of Mt Olive Tape Library, Mt. Olive, MS

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Readers are rediscovering G. A. Henty, the prolific 19th century author of historical adventures, whom George Grant calls "a Victorian literary phenomenon." With Lee in Virginia introduces us to young Vincent Wingfield. Not yet 16, and back in Virginia after four years of school in England, Vincent finds conditions in the South and the country unsettled. Before long, war breaks out and Vincent goes to fight for the South. Henty's gripping story weaves Vincent's adventures with the real life events and people of the Civil War, teaching history as it entertains and celebrating the virtues of family loyalty, honor, bravery, and determination in the face of adversity.

Recommended for Ages 10 and up.

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G. A. Hentys novel of the South and the War Between the States

Readers are rediscovering G. A. Henty, the prolific 19th century author of historical adventures, whom George Grant calls aVictorian literary phenomenon.

With Lee in Virginia introduces us to young Vincent Wingfield. Not yet 16, and back in Virginia after four years in England, Vincent finds conditions in the South and the country unsettled. Before long, war breaks out between the states and Vincent goes to fight for the South. Hentys gripping story weaves Vincents adventures with the real life events and people of the War, teaching history as it entertains.

Admiring of the South, but by no means downplaying the evils slavery wrought, Henty makes a valuable contribution to the field of childrens literature with this rousing story that gives todays children a new perspective on the War Between the States.

Vincent . . . was returning homeward, when he heard the sound of heavy blows with a whip and loud curses . . . For a moment he hesitated, and then, with a cry of rage Vincent leaped from his horse . . . and burst his way through the shrubbery . . . Vincent sprang forward, and seizing it (the whip), wrested it from the hands of the striker . . . You are a coward and a blackguard, Andrew Jackson! Vincent exclaimed, white with anger. You are a disgrace to Virginia, you ruffian! . . . The slave who had been flogged . . . ran up to Vincent, threw himself on his knees, and taking the lads hand pressed it to his lips. I am afraid I havent done you much good, Vincent said. You will be none the better off for my interference; but I couldnt help it. So saying, he made his way through the shrubbery, cleared the fence, mounted, and rode homeward.

BONUS! This book includes a Build-Your-Vocabulary Glossary for quick look-up of words children may not know.

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