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The Young Carthaginian

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(4,542 Sterne; 48 Bewertungen)

Typically, Henty's heroes are boys of pluck in troubled times, and this is no different. Detailed research is embellished with a vivid imagination, especially in this novel set in the Punic wars, about which knowledge is limited: "...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 wars. That it was a struggle for empire at first, and latterly one for existence on the part of Carthage, that Hannibal was a great and skilful general, that he defeated the Romans at Trebia, Lake Trasimenus, and Cannae, and all but took Rome, and that the Romans behaved with bad faith and great cruelty at the capture of Carthage, represents, I think, pretty nearly the sum total of our knowledge. " (from the preface)

(11 hr 40 min)

Chapters

Preface

4:27

Read by Larry Wilson

A Camp In The Desert

25:45

Read by Stephen Gibbons

A Night Attack

32:38

Read by Ravi Shankar

Carthage

29:13

Read by Lynne T

A Popular Rising

29:51

Read by Lynne T

The Conspiracy

35:06

Read by Ralph Crown

A Campaign In Spain

35:55

Read by Ravi Shankar

A Wolf Hunt

27:51

Read by Brett G. Hirsch

A Plot Frustrated

34:51

Read by Brett G. Hirsch

The Siege Of Saguntum

24:08

Read by Arnie Horton

Beset

35:38

Read by deongines

The Passage Of The Rhone

31:52

Read by Lynne T

Among The Passes

30:45

Read by Lynne T

The Battle Of The Trebia

35:53

Read by Larry Wilson

The Battle Of Lake Trasimene

40:25

Read by Ravi Shankar

A Mountain Tribe

25:34

Read by Arnie Horton

In The Dungeons Of Carthage

31:59

Read by Edward Kirkby

The Escape

31:46

Read by Edward Kirkby

Cannae

29:18

Read by Paige G

In The Mines

27:15

Read by Brett W. Downey

The Sardinian Forest

32:04

Read by Brett W. Downey

The Gaulish Slave

27:36

Read by Brett W. Downey

The Lion

40:33

Read by Ravi Shankar

Bewertungen

one of Hentys best

(5 Sterne)

A little slow at the beginning, but this is probably one of Hentys best books (at least in my opinion, and I have read most of his books)

(4 Sterne)

certainly increased my knowledge about this period of history - not the greatest story but well narrated

amazing story

(5 Sterne)

The author's genius is manifested in this masterly piece of writing.

(4 Sterne)

Another great GA Henry story, but the narration is poor in parts.

Excellent story

(5 Sterne)

Well written, informative and interesting.