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SHE H. Rider Haggard By H. Rider Haggard
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The story is a first-person narrative that follows the journey of Horace Holly and his ward Leo Vincey to a lost kingdom in the African interior. There they encounter a primitive race of natives and... More > a mysterious white queen named Ayesha who reigns as the all-powerful "She", or "She-who-must-be-obeyed". In this work, Rider Haggard developed the conventions of the Lost World subgenre, which many later authors emulated. She is placed firmly in the imperialist literature of nineteenth-century England, and inspired by Rider Haggard's experiences of South Africa and British colonialism. The story expresses numerous racial and evolutionary conceptions of the late Victorians, especially notions of degeneration and racial decline prominent during the end of the century. In the figure of She, the novel notably explored themes of female authority and feminine behavior. It has received praise and criticism alike for its representation of womanhood.< Less
Greatest Works of H. Rider Haggard: King Solomon's Mines, Allan Quatermain, She, Cleopatra, The World's Desire, Eric Brighteyes, Nada the Lily, Montezuma's Daughter, The People of the Mist, The Brethren, Ayesha: The Return of She & She and Allan By H. Rider Haggard
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Sir Henry Rider Haggard (1856–1925) was an English writer of exotic adventure novels set in locations like Africa, and a founder of the Lost World genre. He was born into a Jewish family. His... More > enlightened victorian stories, continue to be popular and influential. The Lost World genre influenced popular American pulp writers such as Edgar Rice Burroughs, Robert E. Howard, and Abraham Merritt; and Allan Quatermain, was a template for the character Indiana Jones, featuring in various films. This collection, contains his best works, in their original editions: King Solomon's Mines (1885), Allan Quatermain (1887), She (1887), Cleopatra (1889), The World's Desire (1890), Eric Brighteyes (1891), Nada the Lily (1892), Montezuma's Daughter (1893), The People of the Mist (1894), The Brethren (1904), Ayesha: The Return of She (1905) & She and Allan (1921).< Less
Dawn By H. Rider Haggard
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Maiwa's Revenge By H. Rider Haggard
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The Ancient Allan By H. Rider Haggard
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Before there was Indiana Jones there was Allan Quartermain: the original explorer, treasure hunter, and adventurer. The Quartermain books have captivated readers for more than a century, spawning... More > more than a dozen movies and a host of imitators. Join Allan as he relives his past lives with the help of the Holy Flower he discovered in Africa.< Less
She By H. Rider Haggard
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Eric Brighteyes By H. Rider Haggard
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Eric Brighteyes by Henry Rider Haggard; Illustrated by Lancelot Speed, published by Longmans in 1890. The Saga of Eric Brighteyes is the title of an epic viking novel, and concerns the adventures of... More > its eponymous principal character in 10th century Iceland. Eric Thorgrimursson (nicknamed 'Brighteyes' for his most notable trait), strives to win the hand of his beloved, Gudruda the Fair. Her father Asmund, a priest of the old Norse gods, opposes the match, thinking Eric a man without prospects. But deadlier by far are the intrigues of Swanhild, Gudruda's half-sister and a sorceress who desires Eric for herself. She persuades the chieftain Ospakar Blacktooth to woo Gudrida, making the two men enemies. Battles, intrigues, and treachery follow. Henry Haggard, the writer of King Solomon's Mines, was an English writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa, and a founder of the Lost World literary genre. He was also involved in agricultural reform around the British Empire.< Less
Allan Quartermain By H. Rider Haggard
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Allan Quatermain is a 1887 sequel to Sir Henry Rider Haggard's famous and sensational novel King Solomon's Mines. Quatermain, an English-born Africa explorer of the Victorian era, is the explicit... More > template for the Indiana Jones character. Granted, Harrison Ford is much younger and snappier than Quatermain, who in the Haggard series is an old professional big game hunter and trader based out of South Africa. This series kicked off what's called the Lost World genre, a thread that Edgar Rice Burroughs, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Michael Crichton would later take up. In this adventure, our titular hero has lost his only son but is burning to get back into some action. He postpones his wedding and persuades some old mates to search for a lost (white) kingdom in East Africa. This action-packed story is well written and doesn't feel out of date at all. It contains daring fight scenes, terrible dangers, and spectacular escapes.< Less
Allan Quatermain By H. Rider Haggard
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Nada the Lily By H. Rider Haggard
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