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Sir Henry Rider Haggard KBE (1856-1925) was a Victorian writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations. After failing his army entrance exam he was sent to a private 'crammer' in London to prepare for the entrance exam for the British Foreign Office, for which he never sat. Haggard's father sent him to Africa in an unpaid position as assistant to the secretary to Lieutenant-Governor of Natal Sir Henry Bulwer. Heavily influenced by the larger-than-life adventurers he met in Colonial Africa, the great mineral ...
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Overview

Sir Henry Rider Haggard KBE (1856-1925) was a Victorian writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations. After failing his army entrance exam he was sent to a private 'crammer' in London to prepare for the entrance exam for the British Foreign Office, for which he never sat. Haggard's father sent him to Africa in an unpaid position as assistant to the secretary to Lieutenant-Governor of Natal Sir Henry Bulwer. Heavily influenced by the larger-than-life adventurers he met in Colonial Africa, the great mineral wealth discovered in Africa, and the ruins of ancient lost civilizations in Africa such as Great Zimbabwe, Haggard created his Allan Quatermain adventures. Haggard also wrote about agricultural and social issues reform, in part inspired by his experiences in Africa, but also based on what he saw in Europe. Haggard is most famous as the author of the best-selling novel King Solomon's Mines (1885). Amongst his other works are She (1887), Allan Quatermain (1888), Eric Brighteyes (1891) and Ayesha (1895).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781404355255
  • Publisher: IndyPublish.com
  • Publication date: 4/28/2003
  • Pages: 348
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Meet the Author

Henry Rider Haggard was born at Bradenham, Norfolk, to Sir William Meybohm Rider Haggard, a barrister, and Ella Doveton, an author and poet. He was the eighth of ten children. He was initially sent to Garsington Rectory in Oxfordshire to study under the Reverend H.J. Graham but, unlike his older brothers who graduated from various Public Schools, he ended up attending Ipswich Grammar School. This was because his father, who regarded him as somebody who was not going to amount to much, could no longer afford to maintain his expensive private education. After failing his army entrance exam he was sent to a private ‘crammer’ in London to prepare for the entrance exam for the British Foreign Office, which in the end he never sat. From Wikipedia
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Allan and the Ice Gods (1927)
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Allan's Wife (1889)
Ayesha (1905)
Beatrice (1890)
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Table of Contents

I. The Prison at Caesarea 1
II. The Voice of a God 15
III. The Grain Store 27
IV. The Birth of Miriam 41
V. Miriam is Enthroned 53
VI. Caleb 66
VII. Marcus 83
VIII. Marcus and Caleb 98
IX. The Justice of Florus 116
X. Benoni 130
XI. The Essenes Lose Their Queen 147
XII. The Ring, The Necklace and The Letter 157
XIII. Woe, Woe to Jerusalem 174
XIV. The Essenes Find Their Queen Again 192
XV. What Passed in the Tower 210
XVI. The Sanhedrim 231
XVII. The Gate of Nicanor 249
XVIII. The Death Struggle of Israel 264
XIX. Pearl Maiden 281
XX. The Merchant Demetrius 296
XXI. The Caesars and Prince Domitian 316
XXII. The Triumph 333
XXIII. The Slave-Ring 347
XXIV. Master and Slave 365
XXV. The Reward of Saturius 385
XXVI. The Judgment of Domitian 399
XXVII. The Bishop Cyril 418
XXVIII. The Lamp 435
XXIX. How Marcus Changed His Faith 451
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2013

    Jgg

    I have this book in paper back and I love it so much!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    Pearl-Maiden

    A touching and sweet book, full of interesting characters. It shows the love and protection God gives to those who serve Him and "that all things work together for good for them who love God and are called according to His purpose".

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2009

    A Wonderful Book !

    This book is one of my favorites. I think that it is well written and one of the sweetest love stories I have ever read. If you love history and romance this is for you. The romance between Miriam and Marcus is honorable and squeeky clean. Just what it should be. The level of detail is very good without being boring. Read this if you love Charlotte Bronte or Jane Austen.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2007

    Reviving

    Pearl Maiden brings to life a period of time which I have otherwise found dull. It reconstructs a clear view of the siege on the city of Jerusalem, while keeping hold of your interest, and intriguing you with its wonderful combination of characters. The book will be enjoyed more by young female readers, but will entertain most. I give this book five stars.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2006

    A Book Lover

    This book really shows you, what a hard life it was during Roman time, and to be a Christian was even more dangerous. H. Rider Haggared tells the story of a beautiful woman and her hard life during the time after Jesus.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2005

    This one surprised me

    This is a novel from a male author, c.1900, so I thought, O.K, this MIGHT be good but I doubt it. So I got it...and then the other two books in the trilogy, and King Solomon's Mines, and I'm trying to order another of his books. I was actually very impressed, especially considering the era it was written in. O.K, since BN didn't give a summary, I will: a Jew sends his Christian daughter and her husband to the arena (think 1st century) because he thinks they're heretics. However, the wife and her servant manage to escape, and board a ship for Egypt. Along the way the woman gives birth to her baby girl, dying shortly after. Meanwhile, the ship goes down but the servant manages to get to the shore with the girl. (And that's just the prologue!) Anyway, Miriam (the daughter) grows up in some kind of all-male religious community (they are all called her uncles) except for a companion who is found for her. As they get older he falls in love with her and is kind of the fanatically jealous type, which means that a Roman tribune who enters the story causes quite a bit of friction. (And murder attempts) Anyway, without going into any more detail or giving away the important points, I'll stop by saying that this book was really well written, and one that I'll probably read again.

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    Posted June 5, 2009

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