She (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

She (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

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by H. Rider Haggard
     
 

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My empire is of the imagination, proclaims white queen Ayesha, She-who-must-be-obeyed. She is a spiritual romance in which Haggard explores not only the imagined city of Kôr, last remnant of an ancient, collapsed civilization, but his own concerns about science, society, and empire. To the twenty-first-century reader, She offers more than anSee more details below

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My empire is of the imagination, proclaims white queen Ayesha, She-who-must-be-obeyed. She is a spiritual romance in which Haggard explores not only the imagined city of Kôr, last remnant of an ancient, collapsed civilization, but his own concerns about science, society, and empire. To the twenty-first-century reader, She offers more than an entertaining tale of adventure, though it is that; it offers an exploration of the nineteenth-century imperial imagination.

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Where pulp exotica tends to offer images of buried treasure found or ancient powers restored, generic resolutions for artificial problems, She raises real dilemmas and leaves them gapingly unresolved, on a note of unattainable desire and irretrievable loss," observed Geoffrey O'Brien in the Voice Literary Supplement.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411431287
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Series:
Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
376
File size:
6 MB

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