[On the Irrawaddy] EBOOK / KINDLE

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  • On the Irrawaddy
  • G.A. Henty
  • English
  • 10 October 2018
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G.A. Henty Ì 8 review

G.A. Henty Ì 8 review Read · eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ì G.A. Henty Summary On the Irrawaddy ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ed all of northeastern India and Burma In this book a young man by the name of Stanley finds himself involved in the events swirling around the First Burmese War Join Stanley as he finds his fortune during a tempest. 3 stars 310 hearts A pretty fun read The carrying off of Harry all the way down to the temple siege is the best part I didn t find the history dump too bad this time either I m used to it or I just read this book too fast to get bored by it I can t think of any mentions besides a Burmese priest saying he can t be killed by snakes mentions of evil spirits maybe mentions of drinking it s very cleanA Favourite uote As to your obtaining the services of the man you brought down with you I do not regard that as a uestion of luck You saved the man s life by an act of the greatest bravery one that not one man in ten would perform or try to perform for the life of a total stranger A Favourite Humorous uote As a rule the villagers had few complaints to make but at the place he went to on this occasion the headman had been behaving as in the old times and Stanley had to listen to a long series of complaints on behalf of the villagers Stanley at once deprived the man of his office and called upon the villagers to assemble and elect another in his place If you are not satisfied he said to the fellow you can go to Prome and appeal to the general there but I can tell you that the general will be much likely to order you a sound flogging than to reinstate you in your office

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G.A. Henty Ì 8 review Read · eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ì G.A. Henty Summary On the Irrawaddy ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF The British waged three costly wars against the Burmese Empire during the 19th century The costly wars took the lives of over 15000 British and Indian soldiers When the final war ended in 1885 Great Britain controll. I haven t read any Henty for a long long time and this was a real pleasure It s set in an unusual period and location which appealed to both the historian and the wargamer in me Of course it s a load of jingoistic tosh but it s an exciting adventure loaded with historical details and local color It s a little rushed in places by modern standards but on the other hand it keeps moving It s hard to remember that this was written as a children s book Victorian kids clearly had a much wider vocabulary and greater attention span than modern teenagers

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G.A. Henty Ì 8 review Read · eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ì G.A. Henty Summary On the Irrawaddy ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Uous time in G A Henty's On the Irawaddy A Story of the First Burmese Wars Set in early nineteenth century India and Burma this book includes geographical historical and explanatory footnotes to aid the modern reade. First Burmese War In my ignorance I didn t know there was one let alone several This is my first novel by Henty and it won t be my last One the downside the characterisation is lousy virtually non existent and there are of course the attitudes are somewhat old fashioned certainly not a book to be recommended for young readers today The structure is clumsy A vaguely outlined family saga a couple of deeds of derring do one described in some detail and a rather dry account of the campaign And yet for all the negatives there is a certain charm in the straightforward storytelling about straightforward people about a historical campaign that makes only the footnotes of the history books Overall for all the downsides stirring stuff Just right for a Victorian schoolboy