George Alfred Henty was an English novelist of the 19th century and is best known for his historical adventure stories.
“The Cat of Bubastes, A Tale of Ancient Egypt”, published in 1889, is a historical novel for youngsters, relating of a young enslaved prince, who becomes the servant and companion of the son of the high priest of Osiris; he involuntary kills a sacred animal and is forced to escape. The action takes place in Egypt of the 1250 b.c., the oldest time period of any of the Henty novels.. Creating vivid pictures of domestic life, customs, religion, and military system, the author transport the readers into the atmosphere of ancient Egypt. Moreover, this thrilling adventure touches upon Judeo-Christian themes, which are revealed throughout the novel.
Story about truth and lie, false and natural, love and affection… The author in his wonderful, thoughtful manner tells us that affection is not enough, that love should burn in your life like a fire… without it the only way out is plunging into darkness and death…
Smith fell in love with a young woman, but then realized that she would never love him the way he wanted to and wished he would never discovered that fact… through his words and emotions the author expresses to us his point of view – that it’s better to always strive for impossible, dream, hope… than find out the horrible truth that leaves only emptiness inside…
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