The Dash for Khartoum, is the story of two English lads who accompany the expedition to rescue General Gordon from the besieged city of Khartoum in the late 1800s. Here Mr. Henty has composed a story around an event which occurred during his lifetime, and about which he had significant personal knowledge as you will read in the special foreword by Mrs. Ann King. Henty, Wolseley, and Gordon were contemporaries. Mr. Henty had been in the area twenty years prior to the event depicted in this story as a correspondent for the Standard. As an extra, one of Mr. Henty’s special dispatches has been included.
The Dash for Khartoum
Publisher: PrestonSpeed Publications
Author: G. A. Henty
Age: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, adult
Grade: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Topic: Literature, Historical Fiction