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In the Reign of Terror

G. A. Henty

Book Overview: 

Like all Henty books, this one centers around a young English lad whose courtesy and courage win the day. Harry Sandwith travels to France to serve a French Marquis, despite the rumblings of a revolution. Follow along to benefit from a wholesome story full of historical facts in good, old Henty fashion.

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"I cannot say no," the marquis replied. "I wish you could have stayed with the children, but they need fear no trouble here. Ernest is nearly seventeen, and may well begin, in my absence, to represent me. I think we can leave the chateau without anxiety, but even were it not so it would still be our duty to go."

"There is another thing I want to speak to you about before we start," the marquise said. "Jeanne is no longer a child, although we still regard her as one; she is fifteen, and she is graver and more earnest than most girls of her age. It seems ridiculous to think of such a thing, but it is clear that she has made this English lad her hero. Do you not think it better that he should go? It would be unfortunate in the extreme that she should get to have any serious feelings for him."

"I have noticed it too, Julie," the marquis said, "and have smiled to myself to see how the girl listens gravely to all he says, but I am not d. . . Read More

Community Reviews

I read this book with my elementary through high school-aged kids and I LOVED it. My children younger than 8 didn't understand all of it, but my older ones loved this book as much as I did. Not only was the plot fabulous and the historical research spot on, but we were entertained all while learning

We enjoyed listening to this as we traveled. (We'd listened to it years ago, but enjoyed it again the second time around.) Jim Weiss does a great job changing his voice for different characters, and he reads with good expression. The story itself is typical of G. A. Henty with a hero of good charact

A truly horrifying look at the French Revolution. I wish this were fiction!

(Maybe more of a 3.5)

I have been really enjoying history, lately. Perhaps it’s my age showing. Perhaps it’s my way of dealing with the overwhelming amount of “history” that’s happening to us right now. It makes me feel like I have more perspective and I also feel like I relate to the people on the p


I've read a couple Henty books. I like to say that they are the real deal; most history books are pure novel with maybe a paragraph of history. Henty's books are pure history with maybe a paragraph of novel.

Yeah, some would consider them /dry/. But dry would equate boring and lifeless.


The best Henty I've ever read (even better than 'The Young Carthaginian)!!!! I've read other historical fiction books set during the time of the French Revolution, but this one didn't just skirt around the events, it was part of them. The bravery of the English boy Henry who does all he can to save

Listening to the audiobook for CC2 wk11 and 12...krb 1/23/17

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