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Westward Ho! or, the Voyages and Adventures of Sir Amyas Leigh, Knight, of Burrough, in the County of Devon~ in the Reign of Her Most Glorious Majesty Queen Elizabeth #2020

Westward Ho or the Voyages and Adventures of Sir Amyas Leigh Knight of Burrough in the County of Devon in the Reign of Her Most Glorious Majesty Queen Elizabeth Work by Charles Kingsley a prolific English novelist and author whose main power lay in his descriptive faculties Kingsley s interest in history spilled over into his writings which include The Hero

  • Title: Westward Ho! or, the Voyages and Adventures of Sir Amyas Leigh, Knight, of Burrough, in the County of Devon~ in the Reign of Her Most Glorious Majesty Queen Elizabeth
  • Author: Charles Kingsley
  • ISBN: 9781406528893
  • Page: 452
  • Format: Paperback
  • Westward Ho! or, the Voyages and Adventures of Sir Amyas Leigh, Knight, of Burrough, in the County of Devon~ in the Reign of Her Most Glorious Majesty Queen Elizabeth By Charles Kingsley, Work by Charles Kingsley, a prolific English novelist and author whose main power lay in his descriptive faculties Kingsley s interest in history spilled over into his writings, which include The Heroes, or Greek Fairy Tales for My Children 1856 , a children s book about Greek mythology, and several historical novels, of which the best known are Hypatia 1853 , Hereward,Work by Charles Kingsley, a prolific English novelist and author whose main power lay in his descriptive faculties Kingsley s interest in history spilled over into his writings, which include The Heroes, or Greek Fairy Tales for My Children 1856 , a children s book about Greek mythology, and several historical novels, of which the best known are Hypatia 1853 , Hereward, the Last of the English 1865 , and Westward Ho 1855 The descriptions of South American scenery in Westward Ho 1855 , of the North Devon scenery in Two Years Ago 1901 , are brilliant and the American scenery is even vividly and truthfully described when he had seen it only by the eye of his imagination than in his work At Last A Christmas in the West Indies 1871.

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    1. read for my nation, empire, and literature class an english bestseller fascinating from an historical and sociological perspective an obviously nationalistic book it was fun to write a paper on, though and it made my recent robin hood obsession suddenly relevant.

    2. First off, I didn t really get into this book until almost half way through The start seemed to be largely about Amyas Leigh, the protagonist, desiring to go to sea, and his romance with the character Rose.The story really gets going after Amyas loses Roses to the main antagonist, Don Guzman, and the characters start buckling their swashes, and travelling across to the Americas and fighting the Spanish.I found the imagery in the book to be incredible, with descriptions of Amyas sitting on deck w [...]

    3. I am so glad I took the time to read this book There is so m much food for thought in these pages I was leery of Kingsley s anti Catholic bias going in, but while it did make me roll my eyes occasionally, I don t think it detracted from the story at all I am really looking forward to reading this with my kids when the time comes.

    4. It has every possible human emotion that I can relate to every part of my life, and at the right proportion Truly a magic portion

    5. I m no snob when it comes to old books, but the appeal of this one escapes me Westward Ho is the story of an Englishman, Amyas Leigh, who leaves his English town searching for maritime adventure and the chance to avenge a grudge Kingsley completely avoids political correctness as he present the Spanish as beasts who care for nothing but themselves and their evil Papist religion Amyas, having lost his brother and his true love to the Inquisition, chases a Spanish villain all over the world hoping [...]

    6. When I first read this in the 6th grade in 1976 I absolutely LOVED it The story had action, adventure, chivalry, a hopeless cause.what could I want After rereading the book in 2011 I can still enjoy it for the genre BUT it is so dripping with anti catholicism, racism, and a colonial mentality that I could never recommend it to any kids Take Westward Ho for what it is a 19th century writer s take on the 16th century It is valuable as a primary source on 19th century popular literature and on the [...]

    7. Truly amazing book The writing style was very realistic and the book was very, very complete in that it had times of joy, sadness, romance, jealousy, and pretty much everything else Amyas is a captain and adventurer during the time of the Spanish Main, and his Christian values and acts of selflessness are inspiring.I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes reading true life type books, with challenges, temptations, and other feelings that each of us feel throughout life Great read.

    8. I came across a chapter of this book in a collection of adventure stories in a book appropriately titled, The Book of Adventure, and realized that I had Westward Ho on my shelf found it in my parent s attic Thoroughly anti Catholic, yet if one can get past that, it is truly a great adventure book I found it fascinating as it is a 19th century view of the 16th century Any male Anglophile will love this book Not about the American West like I assumed.

    9. This is basically a sea adventure novel that turns into a vengeance story set against an fascinating time in history spanish inquisition, the new world Written by a Church of England priest during the 19th century, there are times where this reads like simply anti catholic propaganda, but if you can get past that, you ll be rewarded with a brilliant story, unique, clear characters and a wonderful history lesson Well worth the read, despite its faults.

    10. Blah I m not sure where to start The writing style is not so great, good for the era though The story is very prejudiced and is filled with hate The message conveyed is best described as dour You start life as a rock star and then chase after a certain thing, get denied it, and then end up blind and dependent on other people Life s hard, get a helmet Work hard, be passionate and at least you won t drown far away from home.

    11. The characters of this story were a part of my life for half a year, and I have grown through them I definitely recommend a measured, thoughtful read through this one, in community if possible The adventure and bravery of the human spirit as well as the human tendency towards division and bitter revenge against our enemies made me look inward I m thankful that I took the slow walk through the life of Amyas Leigh and learned alongside him

    12. Awesome Be sure to read the unabridged one otherwise it ll probably feel like a random styles of adventures.

    13. First published in 1855, Westward Ho is a swashbuckler set in Elizabethan times in the years leading up to the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588 The novel is mot without its flaws it takes ages to get going while most of the characters moon around flirty Rose Salterne at a fictional variation of Bideford in North Devon Thereafter, the story moves to the Spanish Main and South America, where the descriptions of people and places belong in the realms of fantasy at times Conditions in the 1580s [...]

    14. Amazingly, I didn t like this book Possibly it was because I didn t have the historical background For instance, why were they fighting the Spanish in Ireland So that took a lot away from it I just didn t click with it.

    15. It feels good to have read this classic A good story, but in an English which needs your full attention.

    16. I simply could not get into this book It may be a classic but the writing is heavy and I needed a lighter story Maybe another time.

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