The Young Midshipman - G. A. Henty

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The Young Midshipman - G. A. Henty

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Published in Chicago by M. A. Donohue, authored by G.A. Henty. This copy is in very good condition with no dust jacket. Hardcover. 283 pages . The spine and corners bumped. Undated (ca. early 1900's.) Gift note inside front cover dated 1908. Blue cloth boards, black lettering. Unusual drawing of a sailing ship on the front board and spine. This cover is not easily found on this title.

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.

A coast fishing lad, by an act of heroism, secures the interest of a ship owner, who places him as an apprentice on board one of his ships. In company with two of his fellow-apprentices he is left behind, at Alexandria, in the hands of the revolted Egyptian troops, and is present through the bombardment and the scenes of riot and blood-shed which accompanied it.