Tale of the Western Plains
This novel follows Hugh Tunstall, an English boy who goes to Texas to experience the lawlessness of the West. - and experience it he does, working on a cattle ranch, encountering hostile Indians, chasing kidnappers, and more in this tale of gunfights, roundups, and daring rescues. This is a Dover unabridged republication of Redskin and Cowboy: A Tale of the Western Plains, which was published in 1891. A great novel about the early days of the American frontier. 344 pgs, pb.
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A young English man is seeing what it takes to be a cowboy employed on a cattle ranch. The tough but exciting lifestyle is observed through a roundup, and the dangers involved in a frontier settlement are vividly seen in an Indian raid. Pillage, capture, and recapture fill this story with adventure.
Adventure stories don't get any better than this! Plus, the reader is drinking in history without even trying! Even though G. A. Henty authored these books in the late 19th century, and the stories are set hundreds of years before that, the tales he tells are timeless. Bravery, chivalry, heroism, leadership, faithfulness, determination and wisdom abound in these reprints. In some of the stories, the advance or defense of Christianity is also an important part of the story. These books were originally written for boys, but anyone young or old who enjoys a good adventure story will want to read these. Available in hardbound, softcover and "featherweight" (mass market) editions.
Please note that we offer Henty books from two different publishers. We are listing them chronologically regardless of publisher. The hardcovers and softcovers differ in price between the publishers, so they are marked as being either Oregon Institute (O) or Library & Educational Services (L).
We also offer audios from two different companies. Please see descriptions for these products directly after all of the Henty novels.