H. Rider Haggard She

ISBN 13 : 9781906263959

9781906263959: She
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When it comes to women H. Rider Haggard has the inside track as revealed in this "Show and tell" novel. We see the workings and wonders of the nineteenth century mind. You may also find some interesting attitudes towards the other people in Holly's crew. I have read some different versions of the book and found the Barns & Noble books New York (ISBN 0760752400) to have the best introduction (by Clifton Ganyard) that falls just short of Cliff's Notes in explaining Haggard's background and writings. The illustrations are the same as in the Modern Library version but are clearer and larger. You get to see the writing on a potshard that I have not taken the time to see if it is a real language. Of all the versions I prefer most the recording with narrator Fred Williams; at first he seems to be monotone and out of breath. Then as he approaches the adventure he picks up a bit. By the time he comes to the cliff hanger he is huffing and puffing. He actually has the sound and feel of some old person recalling a long past adventure. His dying friend in the middle of the night visits Holly. He is sworn to secrecy and given a mysterious chest to hold onto and asked to take charge of the friend's son (Leo). When the time came to open the chest and find the contents, the adventure began. I will not relate the story as it is the unfolding that is a good part of the mystery. However if you are expecting an adventure story It is there but there is much more with philosophical discussions of science and society. The story is over way too soon so be sure to get the next book " --By bernie on March 10, 2013

I read this book when I was in grade school and I saw this book again while scrolling Amazon's book section. So I thought I'd read it again. It has and always will be a good story. If one can get past the flowery language and the ye's and thou's, The gist is that when this little boy's father died, he was left a chest that could only be opened when he became 21. In the meantime his guardian followed the dead fathers instructions that this child would be educated and well versed in Arabic, Greek and Latin. After his schooling, they then leave on this quest that is revealed to them when they open the chest. Their jungle adventures are so amazing that if it weren't in a book, they would have never lived. As for the rest of the story, you'll just have to read it yourself --By Amazon Customer on November 30, 2013

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There are some events of which each circumstance and surrounding detail seems to be graven on the memory in such fashion that we cannot forget it, and so it is with the scene that I am about to describe. It rises as clearly before my mind at this moment as though it had happened but yesterday. It was in this very month something over twenty years ago that I, Ludwig Horace Holly, was sitting one night in my rooms at Cambridge, grinding away at some mathematical work, I forget what. I was to go up for my fellowship within a week, and was expected by my tutor and my college generally to distinguish myself. At last, wearied out, I flung my book down, and, going to the mantelpiece, took down a pipe and filled it. There was a candle burning on the mantelpiece, and a long, narrow glass at the back of it; and as I was in the act of lighting the pipe I caught sight of my own countenance in the glass, and paused to reflect. The lighted match burnt away till it scorched my fingers, forcing me to drop it; but still I stood and stared at myself in the glass, and reflected.

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H. Rider Haggard
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ISBN 10 : 1906263957 ISBN 13 : 9781906263959
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