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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
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's Wife By H. Rider Haggard
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H. Rider Haggard's ongoing saga about dashing explorer Allan Quatermain continues in Allan's Wife, a novel that recounts some of the quests that Quatermain fell into while married to his second wife,... More > an equally fearless woman named Stella. The pair discovers a lost tribe ruled over by a mysterious creature and experiences dozens of other hair-raising adventures along the way.< Less
Ayesha: The Return of She By H. Rider Haggard
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If you love action-adventure novels, you owe it to yourself to read H. Rider Haggard's Ayesha, one of the undisputed classics of the genre. In this sequel to the ever-popular She, intrepid explorer... More > Allan Quatermain returns to Africa and again encounters a fascinating lost civilization ruled with an iron fist by the enchanting warrior queen Ayesha.< Less
Allan and the Holy Flower By H. Rider Haggard
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A quest for a rare orchid may not seem like the most exciting premise for an action-adventure tale, but in Allan and the Holy Flower, master of the genre H. Rider Haggard works his unique magic once... More > again. Filled with the trademark touches that have made gentleman explorer Allan Quatermain a fan favorite for nearly a century, this novel is a must-read for thrill-seeking readers.< Less
A Tale of Three Lions By H. Rider Haggard
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What starts out as an enjoyable father-son outing turns into something entirely different in this thrilling tale from action-adventure master H. Rider Haggard. When famed explorer Allan Quatermain... More > tries to teach his son a few life lessons on safari, he gets much more than he bargained for.< Less
She (Illustrated) By H. Rider Haggard
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She: A History of Adventure, is a novel by Henry Rider Haggard. It is one of the classics of imaginative literature. The story is a first person narrative that follows the journey of Horace Holly and... More > his ward Leo Vincey to a lost kingdom in the African interior. There, they encounter a primitive race of natives and a mysterious white queen, Ayesha, who reigns in terror as "She" or "She-who-must-be-obeyed".< Less
Beatrice By H Rider Haggard
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Beatrice, the young woman, falls in love with a married man, and a love triangle is born. Hard had been Beatrice's hours since that grey morning of separation. She must bear all the inner... More > wretchedness of her lot; she must conceal her grief, must suffer the slings and arrows of Elizabeth's sharp tongue, and strive to keep Owen Davies at a distance. Indeed, as the days went on, this last task grew more and more portentous. The man was quite unmanageable; his passion, which was humiliating and hateful to Beatrice, became the talk of the place. Everybody knew of it, except her father, and even his eyes began to be opened. - Excerpt from Beatrice.< Less
King Solomon's Mines By H. Rider Haggard
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King Solomon’s Mines, first published in 1885, was a best-selling novel by the Victorian adventure writer H. Rider Haggard. It relates a journey into the heart of Africa by a group of... More > adventurers led by Allan Quatermain in search of the legendary wealth said to be concealed in the mines of the novel’s title. It is significant as the first fictional adventure novel set in Africa, and is considered the genesis of the Lost World literary genre. – Haggard wrote over 50 books, among which were 14 novels starring Allan Quatermain.< Less