She by H. Rider Haggard
Look inside with Google Book Preview
She
By H. Rider Haggard

She

By (author) See other recent books by H. Rider Haggard
Introduction and notes by Patrick Brantlinger See other recent books by Patrick Brantlinger
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $21.60
Your Price: $19.44 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $2.16! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $0.97 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 8-11 days, Not for Xmas



She by H. Rider Haggard

Book Description

Drawing on his fascination with African lore and his love of adventure to create a seminal work of fantasy, H. Rider Haggard's "She" is edited with an introduction by Patrick Brantlinger in "Penguin Classics". On his twenty-fifth birthday, Leo Vincey opens the silver casket that his father has left to him. It contains a letter recounting the legend of a white sorceress who rules an African tribe and of his father's quest to find this remote race. To find out for himself if the story is true, Leo and his companions set sail for Zanzibar. There, he is brought face to face with Ayesha, She-who-must-be-obeyed: dictator, femme fatale, tyrant and beauty. She has been waiting for centuries for the true descendant of Kallikrates, her murdered lover, to arrive, and arrive he does - in an unexpected form. Blending breathtaking adventure with a brooding sense of mystery and menace, "She" is a story of romance, exploration discovery and heroism that has lost none of its power to enthral. Patrick Brantlinger's introduction discusses H. Rider Haggard's experience of Empire, and how he took the Africa of fantasies and wove its magic into "She". This edition also includes further reading and explanatory notes. Henry Rider Haggard (1856-1925) was born in Bradenham, Norfolk, the sixth son of a lawyer. In 1875 his father procured for him the post of junior secretary to the Governor of Natal; spending six years in South Africa, he remained fascinated by the country's landscape, wildlife and tribal societies for the rest of his life. Haggard's first novel "King Solomon's Mines" was published in 1885, shortly after had passed the bar, proving so successful that he was able to move back to Norfolk to concentrate on his writing. If you enjoyed "She", you might like John Buchan's "The Thirty-Nine Steps", also available in "Penguin Classics". "It is full of hidden meaning...the eternal feminine, the immortality of our emotions". (Sigmund Freud).

Buy She book by H. Rider Haggard from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780140437638
ISBN-10: 0140437630
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 16mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Feb-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author H. Rider Haggard

King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard King Solomon's Mines, Paperback (February 2016)

Allan Quatermain leads an expedition in search of a missing man and the fabled King Solomon's mines in deepest Africa. His exciting adventures captivated readers, and this new edition looks at Haggard's own African experiences and colonial attitudes to native tribes and the ravages of the British Empire.

Cleopatra by H. Rider Haggard Cleopatra, Paperback (July 2013)

H. Rider Haggard's story of the life of the great Egyptian Queen. Classics Illustrated tells this wonderful tale in colourful comic strip form, providing an excellent introduction for younger readers. Also includes theme discussions and study questions.

Ayesha: The Return of She by H. Rider Haggard Ayesha: The Return of She, Paperback (May 2013)

Ayesha is back in H. Rider Haggard's thrilling sequel to She, bursting with adventure, desire and revenge.

She and Allan by H. Rider Haggard She and Allan, Paperback (May 2013)

She-who-must-be-obeyed and adventurer Allan Quartermain come face to face in this epic fantasy adventure that will capture the imagination.

» View all books by H. Rider Haggard

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about She book by H. Rider Haggard and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - H. Rider Haggard

H. Rider Haggard (1856-1925) worked in South Africa during the time of Britian's war with the Zulus and the First Boer War. He turned these experiences into fiction on his return to England and achieved popular and critical acclaim with KING SOLOMON'S MINES (1885), ALLAN QUATERMAIN (1887) and SHE (1887). Patrick Brantlinger is Professor of English at Indiana University, Illinois. He has published work on British literature and imperialism in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by H. Rider Haggard close
King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard
Cleopatra by H. Rider Haggard
Ayesha: The Return of She by H. Rider Haggard
She and Allan by H. Rider Haggard
She by H. Rider Haggard
King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard
When the World Shook by H. Rider Haggard
King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard
King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard
She by H. Rider Haggard
King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard
Gardener's Year by H. Rider Haggard
World's Desire by H. Rider Haggard
Rural England by H. Rider Haggard
Farmer's Year by H. Rider Haggard
Rural England by H. Rider Haggard
She by H. Rider Haggard
People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard
King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard
King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard
»
Recent books by Patrick Brantlinger close
Taming Cannibals by Patrick Brantlinger
Victorian Literature and Postcolonial Studies by Patrick Brantlinger
Victorian Literature and Postcolonial Studies by Patrick Brantlinger
Companion to the Victorian Novel by Patrick Brantlinger
Companion to the Victorian Novel by Patrick Brantlinger
Who Killed Shakespeare? by Patrick Brantlinger
She by Patrick Brantlinger
Fictions of State by Patrick Brantlinger
Crusoe's Footprints by Patrick Brantlinger
Rule of Darkness by Patrick Brantlinger
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close