In giving to the world the record of what, looked at as an adventure only, is I suppose one of the most wonderful and mysterious experiences ever undergone by mortal men, I feel it incumbent on me to explain what my exact connection with it is. And so I may as well say at once that I am not the narrator but only the editor of this extraordinary history, and then go on to tell how it found its way into my hands. Some years ago I, the editor, was stopping with a friend, “vir doctissimus et amicus neus,” at a certain University, which for the purposes of this history we will call Cambridge, and was one day much struck with the appearance of two persons whom I saw going arm-in-arm down the street. One of these gentlemen was I think, without exception, the handsomest young fellow I have ever seen. He was very tall, very broad, and had a look of power and a grace of bearing that seemed as native to him as it is to a wild stag. In addition his face was almost without flaw—a good face as well as a beautiful one, and when he lifted his hat, which he did just then to a passing lady, I saw that his head was covered with little golden curls growing close to the scalp. “Good gracious!” I said to my friend, with whom I was walking, “why, that fellow looks like a statue of Apollo come to life. What a splendid man he is!”
She, subtitled A History of Adventure, is a novel by Henry Rider Haggard, first serialized in The Graphic magazine from October 1886 to January 1887. The book is one of the classics of imaginative literature, and with over 96 million copies sold in 44 different languages, one of the best-selling books of all time.
"She" is a novel by English writer H. Rider Haggard, first serialised in The Graphic magazine from October 1886 to January 1887.
"She" is one of the foundational works of fantasy literature.
H. Rider Haggard, was an English writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa, and a pioneer of the Lost World literary genre.
(1889) DEDICATION: My dear Mother, I have for a long while hoped to be allowed to dedicate some book of mine to you, and now I bring you this work, because whatever its shortcomings, and whatever judgment may be passed upon it by yourself and others, it is yet the one I should wish you to accept. I trust that you will receive from my romance of "Cleopatra" some such pleasure as lightened the labour of its building up; and that it may convey to your mind a picture, however imperfect, of the old and mysterious Egypt in whose lost glories you are so deeply interested. Your affectionate and dutiful Son, H. Rider Haggard. January 21, 1889.
A Tale Of The Fall of Jerusalem (1901) To Gladys Christian, A Dweller In The East, This Eastern Tale Is Dedicated By Her Own And Her Father's Friend, The Author. Ditchingham: September 14, 1902.
(1904) The Brethren...a tale of epic romance and stirring self-sacrifice. The novel follows the journey of two young Frankish knights and their cousin Rosamund, whom both brothers love ardently. As the plot begins to unfold, she is carried away against her will by the Muslims to the court of Saladin, her uncle. The brethren strive to save her and so ensues a ride full of adventure, suspense, self-sacrifice, and love. Haggard's text is sometimes hard to plough through when dialogue slackens, but the heart of the story is gold.--Submitted by kingsdaughter
(1921) The 11th novel in Haggard's Allan Quatermain Series of 14 novels, the others being; King Solomon's Mines (1885), Allan Quatermain (1887), Allan's Wife (1889), Maiwa's Revenge: or, The War of the Little Hand (1888), Marie (1912), Child of Storm (1913), (Allan and) The Holy Flower (1915), The Ivory Child (1916), Finished (1917), The Ancient Allan (1920), Heu-heu: or The Monster (1924), The Treasure of the Lake (1926), and Allan and the Ice-gods (1927).
Allan Quatermain is a classic adventure novel by H. Rider Haggard. The character Allan Quatermain is the hero of H. Rider Haggard's novel King Solomon's Mines. In this adventure novel named after him, Quatermain longs for a return to the wilderness after losing his son. He talks a number of companions into joining him and they journey inland from Africa's east coast, where they are attacked by Masai warriors. As part of our mission to publish great works of literary fiction and nonfiction, Sheba Blake Publishing Corp. is extremely dedicated to bringing to the forefront the amazing works of long dead and truly talented authors.
The first great "Lost World" action-adventure, H. Rider Haggard's King Solomon's Mines has entertained generations of readers since its first publication in 1885. Following a mysterious map of dubious reliability, a small group of men trek into southern Africa in search of a lost friend-and a lost treasure, the fabled mines of King Solomon. Led by the English adventurer and fortune hunter Allan Quartermain, they discover a frozen corpse, survive treks across remote mountains and deserts, and encounter the merciless King Twala en route to the legendary hoard of diamonds.
(1894) Dedication: I dedicate this effort of "PRIMEVAL AND TROGLODYTE IMAGINATION" this record of barefaced and flagrant adventure to my Godsons, in the hope that therein they may find some store of healthy amusement. Ditchingham, 1894.
A Tale of Country Life (1888) I Dedicate This Tale of Country Life To My Friend and Fellow-Sportsman, CHARLES J. LONGMAN
(1905) This is the second novel of four in Haggard's Ayesha Series, the others being: She (1887), She and Allan (1921), and Wisdom's Daughter: The Life and Love Story of She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed (1923). Twenty years after the events of She, adventurers Leo Vincey and Holly are still enamored with the fallen Ayesha. Haunted by her presence, they receive a vision that She has returned; reincarnated in a remote corner of the world. Hoping the vision is true, Leo and Holly set forth for Tibet where they brave rugged mountain passes, avalanches, murderous tribes, and yet another soul from their forgotten past who has it's own designs upon their future.--Submitted by Christopher Burns.