Winning His Spurs: A Tale of the Crusades (Golden Classics #5) (Paperback)

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By Success Oceo (Editor), G. a. Henty
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This is book number 5 in the Golden Classics series.


Cuthbert, a young boy, aspiring knight, and prodigal page, begins his journey to win his spurs during the crusades and on the way grows to be a man and ultimately saves his country. Winning His Spurs: A Tale of the Crusades, first published in 1882 and written by G. A. Henty, is a historical adventure novel set during the Third Crusade.

It follows the travels of Cuthbert, from his home in the great forests near Evesham, England, to the Holy City of Jerusalem, and back again. Along the way he has many fantastical adventures, such as rescuing damsels in distress, meeting Robin Hood, fighting pirates, communing with a Dead Sea hermit, scaling the Alps fraught with avalanches and savage wolves, and becoming enslaved in Jerusalem, to name a few.

The story is written in third person, so we go through the story with no internal access to Cuthbert's thoughts. We know that he is brave, kind, and patriotic, but also brilliant, strategic, and, at fifteen years old, can beat basically anyone in one-on-one combat. This is a lot to say of a character, and in short he is a boy prodigy.

Venture into the Holy Land and see for yourself the perils of the Third Crusade. Stand for King Richard and honor chivalry in the pages of this must-read

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About the Author

George Alfred Henty (8 December 1832 - 16 November 1902) was a prolific English novelist and war correspondent. He is best known for his historical adventure stories that were popular in the late 19th century. His works include The Dragon & The Raven (1886), For The Temple (1888), Under Drake's Flag (1883) and In Freedom's Cause (1885). G. A. Henty was born in Trumpington, near Cambridge. He was a sickly child who had to spend long periods in bed. During his frequent illnesses he became an avid reader and developed a wide range of interests which he carried into adulthood. Henty usually researched his novels by ordering several books on the subject he was writing on from libraries, and consulting them before beginning writing. Some of his books were written about events (such as the Crimean War) that he witnessed himself. Hence these books are thus written with greater detail as Henty drew upon his first-hand experiences of people, places, and events.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781541014688
ISBN-10: 1541014685
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: December 8th, 2016
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: Golden Classics