The Young Carthaginian

G. A. HENTY (1832 - 1902)

Typically, Henty's heroes are boys of pluck in troubled times, and this is no different. Detailed research is embellished with a vivid imagination, especially in this novel set in the Punic wars, about which knowledge is limited: "...certainly we had but a hazy idea as to the merits of the struggle and knew but little of its events, for the Latin and Greek authors, which serve as the ordinary textbooks in schools, do not treat of the Punic wars. That it was a struggle for empire at first, and latterly one for existence on the part of Carthage, that Hannibal was a great and skilful general, that he defeated the Romans at Trebia, Lake Trasimenus, and Cannae, and all but took Rome, and that the Romans behaved with bad faith and great cruelty at the capture of Carthage, represents, I think, pretty nearly the sum total of our knowledge. " (from the preface)

Genre(s): Historical Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Larry Wilson
00:04:27
Play 01 A Camp In The Desert Stephen Gibbons
00:25:45
Play 02 A Night Attack Ravi Shankar
00:32:38
Play 03 Carthage Lynne T
00:29:13
Play 04 A Popular Rising Lynne T
00:29:51
Play 05 The Conspiracy Ralph Crown
00:35:06
Play 06 A Campaign In Spain Ravi Shankar
00:35:55
Play 07 A Wolf Hunt Brett G. Hirsch
00:27:51
Play 08 A Plot Frustrated Brett G. Hirsch
00:34:51
Play 09 The Siege Of Saguntum Arnie Horton
00:24:08
Play 10 Beset deongines
00:35:38
Play 11 The Passage Of The Rhone Lynne T
00:31:52
Play 12 Among The Passes Lynne T
00:30:45
Play 13 The Battle Of The Trebia Larry Wilson
00:35:53
Play 14 The Battle Of Lake Trasimene Ravi Shankar
00:40:25
Play 15 A Mountain Tribe Arnie Horton
00:25:34
Play 16 In The Dungeons Of Carthage Edward Kirkby
00:31:59
Play 17 The Escape Edward Kirkby
00:31:46
Play 18 Cannae Paige G
00:29:18
Play 19 In The Mines Brett W. Downey
00:27:15
Play 20 The Sardinian Forest Brett W. Downey
00:32:04
Play 21 The Gaulish Slave Brett W. Downey
00:27:36
Play 22 The Lion Ravi Shankar
00:40:33