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With Clive in India

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The period between the landing of Clive in India and the close of his career was eventful in the extreme. At its commencement the English were traders existing on sufferance of the native princes; at its close they were masters of Bengal and of the greater part of Southern India. The author has given a full account of the events of that stirring time...
Paperback, 240 pages
Published November 1st 2006 by Echo Library (first published September 24th 1883)
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Lazy Linesman
Aug 06, 2012 Lazy Linesman rated it did not like it
Just because something was written over a century ago, that does not mean it was written well. That has been hammered home in ‘With Clive in India’.

It is one of the books freely available on, though I picked my copy up a few years ago in Poundland. Three nineteenth-century stories in one volume, the others being ‘The Man Who Would Be King’ and ‘King Solomon’s Mines’. I love the latter and have glanced briefly at the former; I made the assumption that this story would be similar eno
Tom Nysetvold
Apr 07, 2014 Tom Nysetvold rated it really liked it
I read this for free through Project Gutenberg. It's an enjoyable way to get a bit of history of early British affairs in India. The Victorian author, Henty (who wrote lots of similar stuff), has no pretensions at writing high literature or analytical history, and the protagonist is pretty one-dimensional (more a perspective-marker than a human being with intricate or fascinating psychology). But, as a popularized, somewhat fictionalized history, it achieves its goals: it presents a lot of ...more
Bharati Shroff
Sep 21, 2015 Bharati Shroff rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The book was more like "with Charlie" rather than with Clive for which reason I had purchased this book!!!

Extremely disappointing. Too much detail about trivial battles when the real reason I wanted to read this book was to discover how Clive began the empire in India.On the whole there must have been about 10 pages of Clive!!!
Philip Lane
Aug 22, 2014 Philip Lane rated it liked it
The life of Charlie Marryat was interesting but as the title indicates most of the book is about the military campaigns that he was party to. I don't really enjoy the accounts of battles so the story left me cold quite a lot of the time. If you enjoy that sort of thing then this is the book for you.
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George Alfred Henty, better known as G.A. Henty, began his storytelling career with his own children. After dinner, he would spend and hour or two in telling them a story that would continue the next day. Some stories took weeks! A friend was present one day and watched the spell-bound reaction of his children suggesting Henty write down his stories so others could enjoy them. He did. Henty wrote ...more
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