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By Pike And Dyke: A Tale Of The Rise Of The Dutch Republic

By: G.A. Henty
Published By: Double9 Books
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"A Tale of the Rise of the Dutch Republic" by G. A. Henty is an enthralling historical novel that takes readers on a captivating journey through one of the most pivotal periods in Dutch history. Prepare to be transported to a world of political intrigue, epic battles, and the indomitable spirit of a nation fighting for its freedom. Set during the 16th century, the story follows the adventures of a young protagonist amidst the turbulent times of the Dutch struggle for independence against Spanish rule. Through the eyes of our hero, readers witness the rise of iconic figures such as William the Silent and the daring exploits of Dutch rebels. G. A. Henty's meticulous research and vivid storytelling bring this tumultuous era to life, painting a rich tapestry of the political landscape, religious tensions, and the courage of those who fought for their beliefs. The novel seamlessly weaves historical events with the personal journey of our protagonist, creating a captivating blend of action, drama, and emotion. "A Tale of the Rise of the Dutch Republic" not only educates but also entertains, showcasing Henty's masterful storytelling skills and his ability to bring history to life. Through the triumphs and tribulations of the characters, readers develop a profound appreciation for the sacrifices made by those who fought for the birth of a nation.

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G.A. Henty

English author and war correspondent George Alfred Henty lived from 8 December 1832 to 16 November 1902. He is most well-known for his historical fiction and adventure books, including The Dragon & The Raven (1886), For The Temple (1888), Under Drake's Flag (1883), and In Freedom's Cause (1883). (1885). He was a British journalist who served as G. A. Henty's war correspondent. He was raised in Cambridge and finished his education there at Gonville and Caius College. He continued to cover important wars that followed, such as the Italian and Austro-Italian Wars. He wrote 122 books, most of which were geared toward young readers. He also wrote non-fiction, adult fiction, and short tales. In Henty's stories, the main character is a boy or young man who is going through a challenging situation. His characters are consistently low-key, astute, courageous, truthful, and resourceful with a lot of "pluck." The date was put at the bottom of the title page of each of Henty's 122 historical fiction works in their first printings.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 270 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9358595825
  • ISBN-13: 9789358595826
  • Item Weight: 324g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 15 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Action & Adventure,Fiction / Historical,Fiction / Classics