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Blackie & Son

Works: 1,211 works in 1,627 publications in 1 language and 12,010 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Action and adventure fiction  War fiction  Adventure stories, English  Historical fiction  Military history  Christian fiction 
Roles: Publisher, Printer, Binder, Engraver, Recipient
Classifications: PZ7.H4, 823.8
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A knight of the white cross : a tale of the siege of Rhodes by G. A Henty( )

3 editions published in 1896 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated historical adventure novel first published in 1896, this first-edition volume tells the story of an a young man who leaves England during the country's War of Roses to become a Knight of St. John
Condemned as a nihilist : a story of escape from Siberia by G. A Henty( )

4 editions published in 1893 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The hero of this story is an English boy resident in St. Petersburg. Through two student friends he becomes innocently involved in various political plots, resulting in his seizure by the Russian police and his exile to Siberia. He ultimately escapes, and, after many exciting adventures, he reaches Norway, and thence home, after a perilous journey which lasts nearly two years"--From publisher's website
Jelly Belly : original nursery rhymes by Dennis Lee( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of humorous poems about all sorts of unusual people and situations
Through Russian snows : a story of Napoleon's retreat from Moscow by G. A Henty( )

2 editions published in 1896 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The hero, Julian Wyatt, after several adventures with smugglers, by whom he is handed over a prisoner to the French, regains his freedom and joins Napoleon's army in the Russian campaign, and reaches Moscow with the victorious Emperor. Then, when the terrible retreat begins, Julian finds himself in the rearguard of the French army, fighting desperately, league by league, against famine, snow-storms, wolves, and Russians. Ultimately he escapes out of the general disaster, after rescuing the daughter of a Russian Count, makes his way to St. Petersburg, and then returns to England. A story with an excellent plot, exciting adventures, and splendid historical interests"--The Robinson Books website
With Buller in Natal, or, A born leader by G. A Henty( Book )

3 editions published between 1900 and 1901 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The breaking out of the Boer War compelled Chris King, the hero of the story, to flee with his mother from Johannesburg to the sea coast. They were with many other Uitlanders, and all suffered much from the Boers. Reaching a place of safety for their families, Chris and twenty of his friends formed an independent company of scouts. In this service they were with Gen. Yule at Glencoe, then in Ladysmith, then with Buller. In each place they had many thrilling adventures. They were in the great battles and in the lonely fights on the Veldt; were taken prisoners and escaped; and they rendered most valuable service to the English forces. The story is a most interesting picture of the War in South Africa."--From publisher's website
The tiger of Mysore : a story of the war with Tippoo Saib by G. A Henty( )

3 editions published in 1896 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henty's The Tiger of Mysore tells the story of Dick Holland, a man whose father is a captive of Tippoo Saib. Saib was a prominent Indian ruler of the 1700s known by his nickname "The Tiger of Mysore." Dick joins the army to travel to India to rescue his father but faces great danger along the way
Charles Dickens : a critical study by George Gissing( Book )

2 editions published between 1898 and 1929 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When this study first appeared in 1898 it was praised as the first piece of thorough and level-headed criticism of Charles Dickens and his works. Published at a time when Dickens' literary reputation was at its lowest ebb, it helped to instigate a revival of appreciation for the novelist which has continued unabated ever since. The book offers a complete exploration of Dickens as a writer, from detailed studies of his literary style and techniques in chapters that focus on his characterisation, satiric portraiture and use of humour and pathos, to his impact as a 'Radical' and as a man who
Through the Sikh war : a tale of the conquest of the Punjaub by G. A Henty( )

2 editions published in 1894 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Percy Groves, a spirited English lad, joins his uncle in the Punjaub, where the natives are in a state of revolt. When the authorities at Lahore proclaim war Percy joins the British force as a volunteer, and takes a distinguished share in the famous battles of the Punjaub"--From publisher's website
A Jacobite exile : being the adventures of a young Englishman in the service of Charles XII of Sweden by G. A Henty( )

4 editions published between 1894 and 1909 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Marmaduke Carstairs, a Jacobite, is the victim of a conspiracy, and he is denounced as a plotter against the life of King William. He flies to Sweden, accompanied by his son Charlie. This youth joins the foreign legion under Charles X11., and takes a distinguished part in several famous campaigns against the Russians and Poles
With Kitchener in the Soudan : a story of Atbara and Omdurman by G. A Henty( Book )

3 editions published in 1903 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of Gregory Hartley, who experiences the reconquest of the Sudan by the British Army in 1898
A march on London : being a story of Wat Tyler's insurrection by G. A Henty( Book )

3 editions published in 1898 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A historical adventure novel, being a fictionalisation of the English Peasants' Revolt of 1381 led by Wat Tyler
Captain Bayley's heir : a tale of the gold fields of California by G. A Henty( )

6 editions published in 1889 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Falsely accused of theft, Frank Norris decides to try his fortune in California rather than face expulsion from school
Grettir the outlaw : a story of Iceland by S Baring-Gould( )

2 editions published in 1890 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grettir the viking's inability to avoid a fight keeps him in continual trouble, until the curse of one man he kills causes his death
At the point of the bayonet : a tale of the Mahratta war by G. A Henty( Book )

2 editions published in 1902 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One hundred years ago the rule of the British in India was only partly established. The powerful Mahrattas were unsubdued, and with their skill in intrigue, and great military power, they were exceedingly dangerous. The story of "At the Point of the Bayonet" begins with the attempt to conquer this powerful people. Harry Lindsay, an infant when his father and mother were killed, was saved by his Mahratta ayah, who carried him to her own people and brought him up as a native. She taught him as 'best she could, and, having told him his parentage, sent him to Bombay to be educated. At sixteen he obtained a commission in the English army, and his knowledge ofthe Mahrattatongue combined with his ability and bravery enabled him to render great service in the Mahratta War, and carried him, through many frightful perils by land and sea, to high rank."-- Publisher description
On the Irrawaddy : a story of the first Burmese war by G. A Henty( Book )

4 editions published between 1897 and 1912 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The hero having an uncle, a trader on the Indian and Burmese rivers, goes out to join him. Soon after war is declared by Burmah against England and he is drawn into it. His familiarity with the Burmese customs and language make him of such use that he is put upon Sir Archibald Campbell's staff. He has many experiences and narrow escapes in battles and in scouting. With half-a-dozen men he rescues his cousin who had been taken prisoner, and in the flight they are besieged in an old ruined temple. His escape and ultimate successful return to England show what a clear head with pluck can do."--From publisher's website
By England's aid, or, The freeing of the Netherlands (1585-1604) by G. A Henty( Book )

3 editions published in 1891 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume gives the second phase of the war, when England, who had long unofficially assisted Holland, threw herself openly into the struggle, and by her aid mainly contributed to the successful issue of the war
In the hands of the Malays and other stories by G. A Henty( )

2 editions published in 1910 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" Get ready for gripping action-adventure with this collection of three tales from master of historical fiction G.A. Henty. The title story recounts a showdown between a crew of vicious Malay pirates and a Dutch squadron determined to put an end to their deadly reign of terror. Also included are the tales ""On the Track"" and ""A Frontier Girl"-- Publisher description
With Roberts to Pretoria : a tale of the South African War by G. A Henty( Book )

3 editions published between 1902 and 2007 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Boer War gives Mr. Henty an unexcelled opportunity for a thrilling story of present-day interest which the author could not fail to take advantage of. Every boy reader will find this account of the adventures of the young hero most exciting, and, at the same time a wonderfully accurate description of Lord Roberts's campaign to Pretoria. Boys have found history in the dress Mr. Henty gives it anything but dull, and the present book is no exception to the rule."-- Publisher description
To Greenland and the Pole : a story of adventures in the Arctic regions by Gordon Stables( )

2 editions published in 1895 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novel dedicated to Fridjof Nansen
A rough shaking by George MacDonald( )

2 editions published in 1891 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A homeless wanderer through the countryside of nineteenth-century England, young Clare Skymer finds adventure among tramps, thieves, wild animals, and fellow refugees from society, and perseveres through his devotion to God
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With Roberts to Pretoria : a tale of the South African War
Alternative Names

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Blackie & Son Limited.

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Blackie and Son Glasgow

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Blackie et Fili.

Blackie, Fullarton & C.o.

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