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  • ISBN: 978-1590871201
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Page Count: 368
  • Publisher: Robinson Books

The Dragon and the Raven: The Days of King Alfred (G. A. Henty)

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In this story the author gives an account of the fierce struggle between Saxon and Dane for supremacy in England, and presents a vivid picture of the misery and ruin to which the country was reduced by the ravages of the sea-wolves. The hero, a young Saxon thane, takes part in all the battles fought by King Alfred. He is driven from his home, takes to the sea, and resists the Danes on their own element, and being pursued by them up the Seine, is present at the long and desperate siege of Paris.

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The Dragon and the Raven

The Days of King Alfred

In this story the author gives an account of the fierce struggle between Saxon and Dane for supremacy in England, and presents a vivid picture of the misery and ruin to which the country was reduced by the ravages of the sea-wolves. The hero, a young Saxon thane, takes part in all the battles fought by King Alfred. He is driven from his home, takes to the sea, and resists the Danes on their own element, and being pursued by them up the Seine, is present at the long and desperate siege of Paris.

Table of Contents

  1. The Fugitives
  2. The Battle of Kesteven
  3. Massacre at Croyland
  4. The Invasion of Wessex
  5. A Disciplined Band
  6. The Saxon Fort
  7. The Dragon
  8. Cruise of the Dragon
  9. A Prisoner
  10. Combat
  11. The Isle of Athelney
  12. Four Years of Peace
  13. The Siege of Paris
  14. The Repulse of the Norsemen
  15. Friends in Trouble
  16. Freda
  17. A Long Chase
  18. Freda Discovered
  19. United

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!

 

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