Jack Archer

Jack Archer : A Tale of the Crimea

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Young Jack Archer has joined the British Army. When Great Britain and Russia go to war, Jack finds himself on the way to the Crimean Peninsula in the Black Sea. There, he joins the siege of Sevastopol. Through a series of adventures, Jack is captured and is befriended by a Russian noble family. Will Jack escape? What will become of the Russian family? Who will win the conflict in the Crimea? These and other questions will be answered in G.A. Henty's Jack Archer: A Tale of the Crimea. Set in eighteenth-century England, Russia, and the Ottoman Empire (Turkey), this book includes more than 100 geographical, historical, and explanatory footnotes to aid the modern reader.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 182 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 11.68mm | 335.66g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514388715
  • 9781514388716

About G A Henty

G.A. Henty (1832-1902) was a prolific author and journalist in the 19th century. Drawing on his experience and knowledge as a war correspondent, Henty was a master of weaving history into his fictional stories about courageous young men living in difficult times marked by military conflict. His stories provide insight into some of the greatest conflicts of history while introducing the reader to characters that embodied the values of integrity, duty and virtue. While aimed at older children and teens, even adults will enjoy his writings.show more

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