She / Edition 1

She / Edition 1

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by H. Rider Haggard
     
 

First published in 1886-87, H. Rider Haggard’s imperial romance follows its English heroes from the quiet rooms of Cambridge to the uncharted interior of Africa in search of a legendary lost city with an ageless white queen. The two men find their way to the ancient city of Kôr, where the beautiful and mysterious Ayesha,

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Overview

First published in 1886-87, H. Rider Haggard’s imperial romance follows its English heroes from the quiet rooms of Cambridge to the uncharted interior of Africa in search of a legendary lost city with an ageless white queen. The two men find their way to the ancient city of Kôr, where the beautiful and mysterious Ayesha, “She-who-must-be-obeyed,” rules. Despite her cruelty, both men become fascinated by Ayesha, who leads them on a harrowing journey to bathe in the underground “River of Life.” A thrilling "history of adventure," She also reveals the complexity of Victorian attitudes towards race, gender, exploration, and empire.
This Broadview edition presents the novel in its original illustrated Graphic magazine version, never before republished, and includes a critical introduction and supporting materials that demonstrate the novel's relationship to late-Victorian issues such as imperialism, archaeology, race, evolution, and the rise of the "New Woman."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551116471
Publisher:
Broadview Press
Publication date:
02/01/2006
Series:
Broadview Editions Series
Pages:
450
Sales rank:
586,638
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.68(d)

Meet the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
H. Rider Haggard: A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Text
List of Illustrations
She: A History of Adventure
Appendix A: Victorian Critical Reception
1.Pall Mall Gazette (4 January 1887)
2.The Literary World (7 January 1887)
3.Public Opinion (14 January 1887)
4.The Queen (15 January 1887)
5.The Academy (15 January 1887)
6.The Spectator (15 January 1887)
7.H. Rider Haggard, The Spectator (22 January 1887)
8.Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (February 1887)
9.H. Rider Haggard, "About Fiction," Contemporary Review (February 1887)
10.From Augustus M. Moore, "Rider Haggard and 'The New School of Romance,'" Time (May 1887)
Appendix B: Victorian Archaeology: Mummies and Lost Cities
1.From H.G. Tomkins, The Great Discovery of Royal Mummies at Deir el-Bahari (1882)
2.“Royal Mummies Recently Unbandaged at the Boulak Museum,” Graphic (31 July 1886)
3.From E.L.Wilson, “Finding Pharaoh,” Century Magazine (May 1887)
4.From H. Rider Haggard, “Preface” to A.Wilmot, Monomotapa (Rhodesia): Its Monuments and its History (1896)
5.From James Bryce, "Out of the Darkness—Zimbabwe," Impressions of South Africa (1897)
6.From G. Elliot Smith, “The Mummy of Queen Nsikhonsou,” The Royal Mummies (1912)
7.From H. Rider Haggard, “Egypt,” The Days of My Life (1926)
Appendix C: Race and Empire
1.From Robert Knox, The Races of Men (1862)
2.From James Hunt, On the Negro’s Place in Nature (1863)
3.From Charles H. Pearson, National Life and Character (1893)
4.From Benjamin Kidd, Social Evolution (1894)
5.From C. De Thierry, Imperialism (1898)
Appendix D: The New Woman
1.From “Beauty is Power,” Essays in Defence of Women (1868)
2.From John Stuart Mill, The Subjection of Women (1869)
3.From Olive Schreiner, “Three Dreams in the Desert,” Dreams (1891)
4.From Sarah Grand, “The New Aspect of the Woman Question,” North American Review (March 1894)
5.From H. Rider Haggard, “A Man’s View of Woman,” African Review of Mining, Finance, and Commerce (September 1894)
6.From Hugh E.M. Stutfield, “The Psychology of Feminism,” Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine (January 1897)
Appendix E: Major Revisions for the First English Edition (1887)
Works Cited and Recommended Reading

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