An Idol of Africa
By (author) Sir H Rider Haggard
Introduction by John Gregory Betancourt
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Yellow God by Sir H Rider Haggard
Book DescriptionIf Haggard?one of the greatest adventure writers of all time?is remembered now, it is for his novels featuring Allan Quatermain, a hero whose exploits form the most important sequence of his books. Quatermain's life is chronicled in such novels as King Solomon's Mines, Allan Quaterman, She, and many others. However, despite the importance of the Quaterman books, many of Haggard's other novels are interesting in their own right. Nada the Lily is the first of four books about the Zulus, all of which are excellent. Eric Brighteyes is rich, fantasy-laden Icelandic saga. The World's Desire (written with Andrew Lang) is a fantasy about the characters in The Odyssey. And there are numerous other titles (many of them reprinted by Wildside Press as part of the Wildside Fantasy Classics series) which bring undeservingly lost Haggard books back into print. The Yellow Idol, originally published in 1908, is another of Haggard's African novels, and it features many elements of the fantastic, such as a magic mask and fetish objects, a lost race, reincarnation, and an immortal woman whose many husbands she has preserved as mummies! It certainly deserved a place alongside Haggards other African novels and more than stands its own as a thrilling adventure novel.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781587154355
Paperback / softback
(230mm x 155mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Borgo Press
Publisher: Borgo Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: United States
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