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Jack Harkaway and His Son's Escape from the Brigands of Greece   By: (1841-1901)

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In "Jack Harkaway and His Son's Escape from the Brigands of Greece" by Bracebridge Hemyng, readers are transported into a thrilling adventure that keeps them on the edge of their seats until the very last page. This captivating tale follows the courageous Jack Harkaway and his son as they find themselves entangled in the treacherous world of Greek brigands.

From the moment the story begins, Hemyng's vivid and descriptive writing style paints a captivating picture of the Greek landscape, adding depth and authenticity to the setting. The author's attention to detail is commendable, allowing readers to immerse themselves fully in this world of danger and uncertainty.

The characters in this novel are well-developed and evoke a wide range of emotions from readers. Jack Harkaway emerges as a valiant and resourceful hero, while his son showcases both innocence and resilience in the face of adversity. The bond between this dynamic duo is beautifully portrayed, adding an emotional layer to the overall narrative.

One of the strengths of this book lies in its fast-paced and action-packed plot. Every chapter presents new challenges and obstacles, ensuring that readers are constantly engaged. The encounters with the brigands are particularly thrilling, with Hemyng skillfully building suspense and tension throughout.

Furthermore, Hemyng does an excellent job of incorporating historical and cultural elements into the story. The glimpse into Greek society during that era adds depth and authenticity to the narrative, making it a truly immersive experience for readers interested in history.

While the book is primarily an adventure story, it also explores themes of bravery, family bonds, and the resilience of the human spirit. Hemyng seamlessly weaves these elements into the plot, providing readers with a well-rounded reading experience.

However, one minor drawback is that certain sections of the book feel slightly repetitive, prolonging the build-up towards the climax. Although these moments slow down the pace, they do not significantly detract from the overall impact of the story.

In conclusion, "Jack Harkaway and His Son's Escape from the Brigands of Greece" by Bracebridge Hemyng is a thrilling and satisfying read for fans of adventure novels. With its beautiful descriptions, captivating characters, and a plot full of suspense, this book offers an immersive journey into the world of Greek brigands that is sure to entertain readers from start to finish.

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JACK HARKAWAY AND HIS SON'S ESCAPE FROM THE BRIGANDS OF GREECE.

BEING THE CONTINUATION OF "JACK HARKAWAY AND HIS SON'S ADVENTURES IN GREECE."

BY BRACEBRIDGE HEMYNG

[Illustration: Bother the beggars" said Mr Mole" Adv in Greece, Vol II Frontispiece ]

CHAPTER I.

THE CONTESSA'S LETTER TO MR. MOLE ON PLEASURE BENT THE MENDICANT FRIAR MIDNIGHT MARAUDERS HOUSE BREAKING.

When Mrs. Harkaway's maid returned to the villa, she got scolded for being so long upon an errand of some importance with which she had been entrusted.

Thereupon, she was prepared with twenty excuses, all of which were any thing but the truth.

The words of warning which the brigand had called after her had not been without their due effect.

"She had been detained," she said, "by the Contessa Maraviglia for the letter which she brought back to Mr. Mole."

The letter was an invitation to a grand ball which was to be given by the contessa at the Palazzo Maraviglia, and to which the Harkaways were going.

Dick Harvey had been at work in this business, and had made the contessa believe indirectly that Mr. Mole was a most graceful dancer, and that it would be an eternal shame for a bal masqué to take place in the neighbourhood without being graced by his Mole's presence.

The result was that during lunch Mr... Continue reading book >>




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