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  • ISBN: 1-59087-1197
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Page Count: 406
  • Publisher: Robinson Books

The Dash for Khartoum: A Tale of the Nile Expedition (G. A. Henty)

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In the records of British history there is no more captivating page for boys than the story of the Nile campaign, and the attempt to rescue General Gordon. For, in the difficulties which the expedition encountered, in the perils involved, and in its final tragic disappointments, are found all the excitements possible.

The story of two English lads who accompany the expedition to rescue General Gordon from the besieged city of Khartoum in the Sudan. Henty in this case has composed a story around an event which occurred during his lifetime, and of which he had significant personal knowledge, as you will read in our special foreword by Mrs. Ann King. Henty, Wolseley, and Gordon were contemporaries and Henty himself had been in the area twenty years prior to the event depicted in this story as a correspondent for the Standard.

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The Dash for Khartoum

A Tale of the Nile Expedition

In the records of British history there is no more captivating page for boys than the story of the Nile campaign, and the attempt to rescue General Gordon. For, in the difficulties which the expedition encountered, in the perils involved, and in its final tragic disappointments, are found all the excitements possible.

The story of two English lads who accompany the expedition to rescue General Gordon from the besieged city of Khartoum in the Sudan. Henty in this case has composed a story around an event which occurred during his lifetime, and of which he had significant personal knowledge, as you will read in our special foreword by Mrs. Ann King. Henty, Wolseley, and Gordon were contemporaries and Henty himself had been in the area twenty years prior to the event depicted in this story as a correspondent for the Standard.

About the Author

British writer George Alfred Henty, who came to be known as G.A. Henty, began his storytelling with his own children. After the evening meal, it was his habit to spend an hour or more telling the children a story that he would resume the next day, and the next, until complete.  Some of his stories took weeks to tell!  A friend was present one day and watched the spell-bound reaction of all the children present.  He commended Mr. Henty that he had an exceptional gift, and suggested that he write down his stories for the enjoyment of others beyond his home. Henty took the counsel, began to write, and the result was over 144 books!

Besides these came shorter stories for numerous British magazines. He quickly 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 at a pace that the secretary could barely keep up with writing.

Henty’s stories revolve around fictional boy heroes, pictured during fascinating periods of history, amid all the true events and personalities of the times.  His heroes are smart, devoted to their country, and often find themselves in situations of great danger.  They participate in the conflict of international wars, cross oceans, conquer tyranny and bring freedom to empires, a experience a wide range of other exciting adventures.  In short, Henty’s heroes live through tumultuous historic eras meeting leaders of those times.  Every reader of Henty books will come to a greater understanding of the cultures of many nations in eras across the centuries!

Table of Contents

  1. Mixed!
  2. At Cheltenham
  3. Gone
  4. Back at School
  5. Enlisted
  6. Egypt
  7. El-Teb
  8. Tamanieb
  9. The Camel Corps
  10. An Unexpected Meeting
  11. Abu Klea
  12. Metemmeh
  13. Abu Kru
  14. A Slave
  15. Bad News
  16. In Disguise
  17. A Runaway Slave
  18. The Zareba
  19. A Long Search
  20. Found!
  21. Home!
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