The People of the Mist (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

The People of the Mist (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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by H. Rider Haggard
     
 

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First published in 1894, The People of the Mist is the tale of a British adventurer, Leonard Outram, who seeks wealth in the wilds of Africa, finds an unlikely romance, and discovers a lost race that possesses fabulous jewels.  But before our hero can achieve his worldly goals, he becomes ensnared in a power-struggle between a monarch and the

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First published in 1894, The People of the Mist is the tale of a British adventurer, Leonard Outram, who seeks wealth in the wilds of Africa, finds an unlikely romance, and discovers a lost race that possesses fabulous jewels.  But before our hero can achieve his worldly goals, he becomes ensnared in a power-struggle between a monarch and the priesthood of a giant crocodile god of this mysterious land.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411459069
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
09/20/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
420
Sales rank:
250,429
File size:
489 KB

Meet the Author


Henry Rider Haggard (1856-1925) was a British civil servant and novelist whose tales of mystery, romance, and rip-roaring adventure deeply influenced subsequent generations of writers.  Haggard is most famous as the author of the novel King Solomon’s Mines, whose Allan Quartermain was the inspiration for the character Indian Jones in the Raiders of the Lost Ark movies.

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The People of the Mist. 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Aside from the ethnocentric views and some racist references common to the time period this was written, this story was such a terrific adventure, full of danger, sorrow, grief, terror, romance, loyalty, & treachery it was a real page-turner. Haggard's true anti- slavery views emerge early on, and the characters neither love, respect nor despise each other based on race or culture but on their actual qualities and relationships. So while the white narrator refers to everyone else as savages, it is meant as a contrast to "civilized", and does not have anything to do with being moral or evil. Many of the evil characters are European slavers, and one of the noblest characters is a tribal king who loves our female protagonist, and the bravest, strongest and most loyal is an outcast African dwarf who is the follower/servant of the main character, and is acknowledged as his best friend. He is also indispensible to the story as well as to Leonard. There is plenty of emotion in this story, misunderstandings, human weakness, poor judgement and self-sacrifice as well. Highly recommend this book. I had previously only read King Solomon's Mines.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the story, I've read it before. Unfortunately this version has so many letters missing and words mixed up it is unreadable.
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Judith Carberry More than 1 year ago
I don't know how this book is because it is not readable. Letters are all scrambled. Waste of my time downloading it.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
WHEN I FIRST READ THIS BOOK IT WAS MISSING ABOUT TWENTY PAGES,AND I LOOKED HARD FOR MONTHS TIL I FOUND IT AND IT TURNED ME ON TOO MOST OF HIS NOVELS. IN THIS BOOK YOU CAN'T HELP BUT LOVE THAT KING TO BE OTTER. I BELIEVE HAGGARD KNEW T.V AND MOVIES WHERE ON THE WAY, BECAUSE THIS WOULD BE A GREAT MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES.