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The Battle of the Strong is a novel written by a well-known Canadian author, Gilbert Parker. The action of the book takes place in the Channel Islands, an archipelago in the English Channel. Travel in time to the late 18th century Jersey, and follow an incredible story of adolescent love and desire. Guida, a young girl falls in love with Philip D'Avranche, but unfortunately, his ambitions take a wrong turn and put their relationship in danger. This is a novel about betrayal, punishment, and the madness that comes from ambition. It all starts with the attempted invasion of Jersey by France…
This book was ranked as the tenth highest best-selling book overall in the US, at the end of the nineteenth century.