The story which is narrated in the following pages came to me from the lips of my old friend Allan Quatermain, or Hunter Quatermain, as we used to call him in South Africa. He told it to me one evening when I was stopping with him at the place he bought in Yorkshire. Shortly after that, the death of his only son so unsettled him that he immediately left England, accompanied by two companions, his old fellow-voyagers, Sir Henry Curtis and Captain Good, and has now utterly vanished into the dark heart of Africa. He is persuaded that a white people, of which he has heard rumours all his life, exists somewhere on the highlands in the vast, still unexplored interior, and his great ambition is to find them before he dies. This is the wild quest upon which he and his companions have departed, and from which I shrewdly suspect they never will return. One letter only have I received from the old gentleman, dated from a mission station high up the Tana, a river on the east coast, about three hundred miles north of Zanzibar.
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H. Rider Haggard's classic tale of fantasy and adventure set in a lost world ruled by a two-thousand-year-old queenOn the occasion of his twenty-fifth birthday, Leo Vincey opens the locked iron box that is his birthright and finds an ancient potsherd. Following clues engraved on the relic, Vincey and the man who raised him, Cambridge professor Horace Holly, embark on a remarkable adventure that will take them from Victorian England to an uncharted region in East Africa. Surviving shipwreck, disease, and hostile natives, they discover a lost civilization no European has ever encountered--or lived to describe. They have entered the realm of the cruel and beautiful Ayesha, known to those who worship her as "She-who-must-be-obeyed." For two thousand years, the white queen has been waiting--for what, Vincey and Holly are about to find out.One of the bestselling novels of all time, She has held readers in its thrall for more than a century. Alongside Haggard's other classic, King Solomon's Mines, it established the conventions of the lost world fantasy genre, and has inspired some of our greatest thinkers and writers, from Sigmund Freud to J. R. R. Tolkien to Margaret Atwood.
The adventures of an expedition to an unexplored part of East Africa, where the group finds Ayesha, a beautiful and immortal sorceress who claims the expedition's leader is the reincarnation of her long-dead beloved. Ayesha had become ageless and perfectly beautiful more than 2 millennia earlier by immersing herself in a magic flame, and pressures the expedition leader to immerse himself as well.
A Victorian thriller, set in Africa, about an explorer in search of an immortal woman.
A runaway bestseller on its publication in 1887, H. Rider Haggard's She is a Victorian thrill ride of a novel, featuring a lost African kingdom ruled by a mysterious, implacable queen; ferocious wildlife and yawning abysses; and an eerie love story that spans two thousand years. She has bewitched readers from Freud and Jung to C. S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien; in her Introduction to this Modern Library Paperback Classic--which includes period illustrations by Maurice Greiffenhagen and Charles H. M. Kerr--Margaret Atwood asserts that the awe-inspiring Ayesha, "She-who-must-be-obeyed," is "a permanent feature of the human imagination."From the Trade Paperback edition.
In Haggard's canon, this book was inevitable. It was destiny that his two greatest characters, both located in the Dark Continent, should meet.
In this thrilling tale of danger and adventure, young Harry joins his father, the famous Alan Quatermain, on a hunt for lions deep in Africa.
Before there was Indiana Jones there was Allan Quatermain: the original explorer, treasure hunter, and adventurer. The Quatermain books have captivated readers for more than a century, spawning more than a dozen movies and a host of imitators. Included in this edition are Allan and the Holy Flower, Finished, The Ivory Child, The Ancient Allan, She and Allan. These are adventure stories in the grandest tradition.
Before there was Indiana Jones there was Allan Quatermain: the original explorer, treasure hunter, and adventurer. The Quatermain books have captivated readers for more than a century, spawning more than a dozen movies and a host of imitators. Included in this edition are King Solomon's Mines; Allan Quatermain; Allan's Wife; Maiwa's Revenge, or The War of the Little Hand; Marie; Child of Storm. These are adventure stories in the grandest tradition.
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