Positing that any man can rise to greatness despite the distinct social structure in England, Henty wrote Sturdy and Strong to prove his point. The story of a man with a true "rags to riches" story, the novel was first published in 1888.
Set in a small coal mining town in England, Henty's Facing Death was first published in 1881. A story of a young boy who believes in the ability to rise out of poverty with hard work, the novel is known for teaching young readers morals about work, respect and discipline.
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