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Découverte des mines du roi Salomon By Henry Rider Haggard
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Les Mines du roi Salomon est un roman d'aventures de l'écrivain britannique Henry Rider Haggard (1856 – 1925). Il s'agit du premier roman de fiction britannique dont la trame se situe... More > en Afrique. RÉSUMÉ : Allan Quatermain, chasseur renommé et fin connaisseur de l'Afrique du sud installé à Durban (province du Natal), est contacté par Sir Henry Curtis et son ami le Capitaine John Good. Le sir est un aristocrate brouillé avec son frère depuis des années et désire ardemment le revoir pour faire la paix avec lui. Or, Quatermain est la dernière personne connue à l'avoir vu vivant, voici deux ans, du temps où le chasseur se trouvait sur le territoire des Bamangouatos, au Transvaal. Ce frère, qui se faisait appeler Mr. Neville, partait alors en expédition vers Inyati, accompagné d'un voorlooper et d'un chasseur, à la recherche des légendaires mines du Roi Salomon. Celles-ci, situées au pays des Koukouanas, regorgeraient de diamants, entre autres richesses...< Less
Love Eternal (Illustrated) By H. Rider Haggard
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Sir Henry Rider Haggard KBE (1856-1925) was a Victorian writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations. After failing his army entrance exam he was sent to a private 'crammer' in London to... More > prepare for the entrance exam for the British Foreign Office, for which he never sat. Haggard's father sent him to Africa in an unpaid position as assistant to the secretary to Lieutenant-Governor of Natal Sir Henry Bulwer. Heavily influenced by the larger-than-life adventurers he met in Colonial Africa, the great mineral wealth discovered in Africa, and the ruins of ancient lost civilizations in Africa such as Great Zimbabwe, Haggard created his Allan Quatermain adventures. Haggard also wrote about agricultural and social issues reform, in part inspired by his experiences in Africa, but also based on what he saw in Europe. Haggard is most famous as the author of the best-selling novel King Solomon's Mines (1885). Amongst his other works are She (1887), Allan Quatermain (1888), Eric Brighteyes (1891) and Ayesha (1895).< Less
The Ingoldsby Legends By Thomas Ingoldsby
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When Allan Quatermain, the colonial adventurer-explorer of H. Rider Haggard's novel 'King Solomon's Mines', is in need of either comfort or wisdom, he turns to the pages of 'The Ingoldsby Legends'.... More > Originally published in 'Bentley's Miscellany', the collected 'Ingoldsby Legends' of 1840 was to be found on the shelves of any respectable private library. Myths, legends, and stories of ghosts are the quarry of a mind that strides effortlessly between humorous parody of medieval folklore and the Goliardic satire of individuals and institutions. But, perhaps more importantly, this 'lost' classic of the middle Victorian world provides a valuable insight into the imagination of a people who were to build the largest empire that the world had ever seen. This beautiful scholarly edition contains over twenty plates by some of England's best-known satirical cartoonists of the day. It is edited and introduced by G.A.R. Hamilton.< Less
Child of Storm. By H. Rider Haggard
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Child of Storm.By H. Rider Haggard has 16 chapters and this book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format. AUTHOR'S NOTE Mr. Allan Quatermain's story of the wicked and... More > fascinating Mameena, a kind of Zulu Helen, has, it should be stated, a broad foundation in historical fact. Leaving Mameena and her wiles on one side, the tale of the struggle between the Princes Cetewayo and Umbelazi for succession to the throne of Zululand is true. When the differences between these sons of his became intolerable, because of the tumult which they were causing in his country, King Panda, their father, the son of Senzangakona, and the brother of the great Chaka and of Dingaan, who had ruled before him, did say that "when two young bulls quarrel they had better fight it out."< Less
Nada the Lily By H. Rider (Henry Rider) Haggard
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Nada the Lily is an historical novel by English writer H. Rider Haggard, published in 1892. It is said to be inspired by Haggard's time in South Africa (1875–1882).The novel tells the tale of... More > the hero Umslopogaas, the illegitimate son of the great Zulu king and general Chaka, and his love for "the most beautiful of Zulu women", Nada the Lily. Nada the Lily is unusual for a Victorian novel in that its entire cast of characters is South African and black. Chaka was a real king of the Zulus but Umslopogaas was invented by Haggard and also features in Allan Quatermain. It was illustrated by Charles H. M. Kerr. There is some anecdotal evidence that Umslopogaas might have been based on an actual person, although not as described in the book. Excerpt from: Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
Quick Guide: King Solomon's Mines By College Guide World
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The story revolves around a group of explorers and adventurers who were searching an unexplored region of Africa. Allan Quatermain was the leader of the group. They were searching that region for the... More > missing brother of one of the party. “King Solomon’s Mines” is the first English adventure novel that is set in Africa. The novel is said to be the genesis of the Lost World literary genre. The book has its historical significance. It is assumed that many future story writers and novelists took the lead from “King Solomon’s Mines” and started writing ‘lost world stories.’ Quick Guide: King Solomon's Mines Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: History and Background Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Plot Summary Chapter Five: Literary Criticism< Less
King Solomon's Mine By H. Rider Haggard
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Now, in 1907, on the occasion of the issue of this edition, I can only add how glad I am that my romance should continue to please so many readers. Imagination has been verified by fact; the King... More > Solomon's Mines I dreamed of have been discovered, and are putting out their gold once more, and, according to the latest reports, their diamonds also; the Kukuanas or, rather, the Matabele, have been tamed by the white man's bullets, but still there seem to be many who find pleasure in these simple pages. That they may continue so to do, even to the third and fourth generation, or perhaps longer still, would, I am sure, be the hope of our old and departed friend, Allan Quatermain.< Less
Vieja Escuela Pulp! By Ramon Balcells
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Vieja Escuela Pulp! es un juego de rol centrado en las aventuras del tipo búsqueda y misterio más propias de Indiana Jones, Doc Savage o Allan Quatermain. He adaptado las reglas de... More > “Vieja Escuela: el juego de rol”, creado por Javier García y publicado en el número dos del fanzine del mismo nombre, para poder usarlas en un entorno más aventurero.< Less
Beatrice (DUTCH EDITION) By H. Rider Haggard
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Sir Henry Rider Haggard (1856 – 1925) was een Engelse schrijver. Van 1875 tot 1881 werkte hij in Zuid-Afrika, het decor van veel boeken die hij schreef, zoals King Solomon's Mines (1885), Allan... More > Quatermain (1887) en She (1887). Het zijn romantische boeken, geschreven in kleurrijk proza. Zowel Sigmund Freud in Die Traumdeutung als Carl Gustav Jung beschrijft Ayesha, de vrouwelijke hoofdpersoon uit She, als een vrouwelijk prototype. Hij schreef ook een studie over de kolonisatie in Zuid-Afrika en werken over landbouwkundige onderwerpen. Hij werd in 1912 in Engeland geridderd. Zijn dochter L.R. Haggard schreef in 1951 een biografie over haar vader.< Less
La epopeya del buen salvaje By Serafín Gimeno
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Un pigmeo es engatusado por un traficante de marfil para que le acompañe de regreso a su país. Una vez en tierras de Europa, el comerciante vende al pigmeo a un empresario circense. ... More > El salvaje, inmerso en una cultura que le asombra y le desconcierta a un tiempo, intentará regresar a casa, a las selvas ecuatoriales que fueran su hogar, desde el corazón de Europa. Durante el camino, se percatará del abismo de maldad que anida en el corazón humano, pero también conocerá el amor, la camaradería y la compasión. "La epopeya del buen salvaje" le da la vuelta a las clásicas historias de exploradores de tinte colonial, protagonizadas por aguerridos hombres blancos en su lucha contra el salvajismo y la superstición de unos pueblos primitivos crueles y belicosos. Estos personajes, desde Tarzán de los monos a Allan Quatermain, enfrentados a la hostilidad de la tierra africana, salen adelante debido a su superioridad; tanto moral como tecnológica.< Less

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