Ayesha

Ayesha

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by H. Rider Haggard, Adventure Classics
     
 

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This sequel to the better known, and more popular "She" is considerably better. There's more action and adventure than its predecessor (which, however should be read first in order to make full sense of "Ayesha"), and the exciting scenes are more vividly described; the final battle scenes for example have rarely been bettered (reminds one of Tolkein in some respects).

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This sequel to the better known, and more popular "She" is considerably better. There's more action and adventure than its predecessor (which, however should be read first in order to make full sense of "Ayesha"), and the exciting scenes are more vividly described; the final battle scenes for example have rarely been bettered (reminds one of Tolkein in some respects). Recommended

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016511221
Publisher:
Jessecas Ebooks
Publication date:
06/27/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
332
File size:
270 KB

Meet the Author

Sir Henry Rider Haggard (1856-1925) was an English author of adventure novels set in exotic locales, predominantly Africa. King Solomon’s Mines, one of his best-known books, details the life of the explorer Allan Quartermain. She: A History of Adventure followed, introducing the character Ayesha. While much of Haggard’s reputation stems from those two books and their subsequent series, he also wrote nonfiction and short stories.

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Ayesha (Large Print Edition) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Terrible copy quality on every page
Capt-Nemo More than 1 year ago
This work was written 20 years after SHE and interestingly enough the story starts the same 20 years later. However, the opening is slow and until Holly and his adopted son Leo Vincey reach the lamasery in the Tibetan Mountains the story is slow.Once this point is reached the reader will become involved in a literal war for Leo's love between Ayesha and the wife of the local Khan. Also H.Rider Haggard presumes you have read SHE and does not recap for those unfamiliar with Ayesha and Leo's back story. Like his original novel 20 years before the reader will enjoy high adventure. One point of interest to the film buff is that the setting of this novel and some scenes were incorporated into the 1935 film version of SHE by Merian C. Cooper who brought the classic 1933 film KING KONG to the screen.
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