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At Aboukir and Acre Grace and Truth Books
  • ISBN: 1-59087-0255
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Page Count: 368
  • Publisher: Robinson Books

At Aboukir and Acre: A Story of Napoleon’s Invasion of Egypt (G. A. Henty)

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The hero, having saved the life of the son of an Arab chief, is taken into the tribe, has a part in the battle of the Pyramids and the revolt at Cairo. He is an eye-witness of the famous naval battle of Aboukir, and later is in the hardest of the defense of Acre.

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At Aboukir and Acre

A Story of Napoleon’s Invasion of Egypt

Many of us do not even know that Napoleon aspired to conquer as far as Egypt, and in 1798 found himself in the land of the Pyramids and the Sphinx! As is typical for the pages of a Henty story, the reader will be transported back to a time in history. Join Edgar Blagrove, son of a British Merchant in Alexandria, who is left behind when his father has to leave suddenly on the unexpected arrival of the French fleet.  He takes refuge with an Arab tribe and joins in opposition to the French in Cairo when they are cut off from home at the Battle of the Nile. Adventures abound from north Africa all the way to Palestine, until Napoleon’s historic defeat.

Table of Contents

  1. Making a Friend
  2. A Bedouin Tribe
  3. Left Behind
  4. The Battle of the Pyramids
  5. A Street Attack
  6. The Rising in Cairo
  7. Saved
  8. An Egyptian Tomb
  9. Sir Sidney Smith
  10. A Sea Fight
  11. Acre
  12. A Desperate Siege
  13. An Independent Command
  14. A Pirate Hold
  15. Cruising
  16. A Visit Home
  17. Abercrombie’s Expedition
  18. The Battle of Alexandria
  19. Quiet and Rest

About the Author

George Alfred Henty, better known as G.A. Henty, began his storytelling career with his own children. After dinner, he would spend an hour or two telling them a story that would continue the next day. Some stories took weeks to finish!  A friend was present one day and, watching the spell-bound reaction of his children, suggested that Henty write down his stories so others could enjoy them. He did and, as the saying goes, the rest is history!   Henty wrote 144 books as well as numerous stories for magazines and became known as “The Prince of Story-Tellers” and “The Boy’s Own Historian.”  One of Mr. Henty’s secretaries reported that he would quickly pace back and forth in his study, dictating stories as fast as the secretary could write them down!

Henty’s stories revolve around fictional boy heroes caught up in the events of fascinating times in history. The heroes of Henty stories are diligent, intelligent, and dedicated to their country and cause in the face of great perils.  They fight in wars, sail the seas, make discoveries, conquer evil empires, prospect for gold, and participate in a host of other exciting adventures. Along the way, they cross paths with some of history’s most famous people.  Henty’s heroes live through tumultuous historic eras, meeting leaders of that time. Every reader of Henty will gain an understanding of nations and cultures, as these are conveyed as a natural element of the reading.  They’re one of the best ways to cultivate a taste for history in any reader!