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by George Alfred Henty
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  • Author:
    George Alfred Henty
  • ISBN:
    1434611582
  • ISBN13:
    978-1434611581
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  • Publisher:
    BiblioBazaar (April 20, 2007)
  • Pages:
    310 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Contemporary
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In Venice there wereconstantly bargains to be purchased from ships returning laden with thespoils of some captured Genoese merchantman, or taken in the sack ofsome Eastern seaport

In Venice there wereconstantly bargains to be purchased from ships returning laden with thespoils of some captured Genoese merchantman, or taken in the sack ofsome Eastern seaport. The prices, too, asked by the traders with thetowns of Syria or the Black Sea, were but a fraction of those chargedwhen these goods arrived in London. It was true that occasionally someof his cargoes were lost on the homeward voyage, captured either by theGenoese or the Moorish pirates; but even allowing for this, the profitsof the trade were excellent. The English merchant occupied a good position in Venice.

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This story is set during the 14th century in Venice and details one of the numerous wars between her and her trading rival, Genoese. Although many of the characters are fictional, the book is very much historically accurate in all respects related to the time period. And is therefore a good way to gain some historical knowledge through "pleasure" reading. It is not written in today's more fast-paced style. But keeps the action moving at a fair clip while interjecting illustrations and explanations of events and life in 14th century Venice.

Chapter 2: A Conspiracy. Chapter 3: On The Grand Canal. I have laid my story in the time not of the triumphs of Venice, but of her hardest struggle for existence when she defended herself successfully against the coalition of Hungary, Padua, and Genoa for never at any time were the virtues of Venice, her steadfastness, her patriotism, and her willingness to make all sacrifice for her independence, more brilliantly shown.

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker. I suppose you never have such nights as these in that misty island of yours, Francisco?" "Yes, we have," the other said stoutly

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker. The Lion of Saint Mark A Story of Venice in the Fourteenth Century. by G. A. (George Alfred) Henty. I suppose you never have such nights as these in that misty island of yours, Francisco?" "Yes, we have," the other said stoutly. I have seen just as bright nights on the Thames. I have stood down by Paul's Stairs and watched the reflection of the moon on the water, and the lights of the houses on the bridge, and the passing boats, just as we are doing now.

In Venice there were constantly bargains to be purchased from ships returning laden with the spoils of some captured Genoese .

In Venice there were constantly bargains to be purchased from ships returning laden with the spoils of some captured Genoese merchantman, or taken in the sack of some Eastern seaport. The prices, too, asked by the traders with the towns of Syria or the Black Sea, were but a fraction of those charged when these goods arrived in London. In the first place, her insular position rendered her almost impervious to attack, and she had therefore no occasion to keep on foot any army, and was able to throw all her strength on to the sea, where Genoa was her only formidable rival.

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

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. His works include The Dragon & The Raven (1886), For The Temple (1888), Under Drake's Flag (1883) and In Freedom's Cause (1885). G. Henty was born in Trumpington, near Cambridge.

This story is set during the 14th century in Venice and details one of the numerous wars between her and her .

Start by marking The Lion of Saint Mark: A Story . He is best known for his historical adventure stories that were popular in the late 19th century

Start by marking The Lion of Saint Mark: A Story of Venice in the Fourteenth Century as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Henty was born in Trumpingt George Alfred Henty (8 December 1832 - 16 November 1902) was a prolific English novelist and war correspondent.

Of all the chapters of history there are few more interesting or wonderful than that which tells the story of the rise and progress of Venice. Built upon a few sandy islands in a shallow lagoon and originally founded by fugitives from the mainland Venice became one of the greatest and most respected powers of Europe.' (Excerpt from Preface)

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This story is set during the 14th century in Venice and details one of the numerous wars between her and her trading rival, Genoese.

Although many of the characters are fictional, the book is very much historically accurate in all respects related to the time period. And is therefore a good way to gain some historical knowledge through "pleasure" reading.

It is not written in today's more fast-paced style. But keeps the action moving at a fair clip while interjecting illustrations and explanations of events and life in 14th century Venice.

Divertasi.
September
This book looks like someone printed this out in thin mono-spaced serifed font on tyeping paper, and bound it. Bad graphically, and a pain to read - the letters are thin and the spacing jumpy, and the lines are long and hard to wrap visually. If a graphic designer had looked at this for readability, it would not look like this. Ugh. I do not recommend this format. It will be a penance to read. Get the book in a different format.
Lailace
In answer to a previous review- I can't really understand how you misunderstood the title. After all it is called -The Lion of Saint Mark, A Story of Venice in the Fourteenth Century.

My Review,
This was a excellent story about the threatening situation Venice faced. Also it has an exciting hero storyline!
Tebei
G A Henty is an excellent writer for young men looking for wholesome books which provided great entertainment, display good character, and tell a great story.
Error parents
I like reading Henty as it gives me a lot of insight into English/European history. I recommend these novels to anyone looking for an adventorous story.
Felhann
This story, set in Venice, is not just a tale of war and romance, it's a mystery! Francis must try and find two kidnapped girls before they are forced into marriage. His adventures set the stage for future glory in the venetian navy.
Kashicage
great
Of course he gets the girl and the fortune. Good read with lots of adventure. Recommended reading for all young boys.