SIR H. RIDER HAGGARD THE COMPLETE MAJOR WORKS (Authoritative and Unabridged Nook Edition) ALL-TIME WORLDWIDE BESTSELLING AUTHOR Over 150 Million Copies Over 25,000 Pages of Works Including King Solomon's Mines, She, Allan Quatermain, and More! [NOOK] [NOOK Book]

SIR H. RIDER HAGGARD THE COMPLETE MAJOR WORKS (Authoritative and Unabridged Nook Edition) ALL-TIME WORLDWIDE BESTSELLING AUTHOR Over 150 Million Copies Over 25,000 Pages of Works Including King Solomon's Mines, She, Allan Quatermain, and More! [NOOK]

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SIR H.RIDER HAGGARD
THE COMPLETE MAJOR WORKS
(Authoritative and Unabridged Nook Edition)

ALL-TIME WORLDWIDE BESTSELLING AUTHOR
Over 150 Million Copies

Over 25,000 Pages of Works
Including King Solomon's Mines, She, Allan Quatermain, and More!
[NOOK]

TABLE OF CONTENTS


KING SOLOMON'S MINES
HUNTER QUATERMAIN'S STORY
LONG ODDS
ALLAN QUATERMAIN
MAIWA'S REVENGE OR THE WAR OF THE LITTLE HAND
ALLAN'S WIFE & OTHER TALES
MARIE: AN EPISODE IN THE LIFE OF THE LATE ALLAN QUATERMAIN
CHILD OF STORM
ALLAN AND THE HOLY FLOWER
THE IVORY CHILD
FINISHED
THE ANCIENT ALLAN
A TALE OF THREE LIONS
SHE
AYESHA: THE RETURN OF SHE
SHE AND ALLAN
CLEOPATRA
THE WORLD'S DESIRE
ERIC BRIGHTEYES
NADA THE LILY
MONTEZUMA'S DAUGHTER
THE PEOPLE OF THE MIST
THE WIZARD
SWALLOW – A TALE OF THE GREAT TREK
ELISSA – OR THE DOOM OF ZIMBABWE
BLACK HEART AND WHITE HEART
LYSBETH – A TALE OF THE DUTCH
PEARL-MAIDEN: A TALE OF THE FALL OF JERUSALEM
THE BRETHREN
BENITA—AN AFRICAN ROMANCE
FAIR MARGARET
THE GHOST KINGS
THE YELLOW GOD – AN IDOL OF AFRICA
THE LADY OF BLOSSHOLME
MORNING STAR
QUEEN SHEBA'S RING
RED EVE
THE MAHATMA AND THE HARE
THE WANDERER'S NECKLACE
MOON OF ISRAEL: A TALE OF THE EXODUS
WHEN THE WORLD SHOOK: BEING AN ACCOUNT OF THE GREAT ADVENTURE OF BASTIN, BICKLEY AND ARBUTHNOT
SMITH AND THE PHARAOHS AND OTHER TALES
THE VIRGIN OF THE SUN
DAWN
JESS
MR. MEESON'S WILL
COLONEL QUARITCH
BEATRICE
DOCTOR THERNE
STELLA FREGELIUS: A TALE OF THREE DESTINIES
LOVE ETERNAL
CETYWAYO AND HIS WHITE NEIGHBOURS
REGENERATION
The Days of My Life - An Autobiography


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"I, Allan Quatermain, of Durban, Natal, Gentleman, make oath and say—That's how I headed my deposition before the magistrate about poor Khiva's and Ventvögel's sad deaths; but somehow it doesn't seem quite the right way to begin a book. And, besides, am I a gentleman? What is a gentleman? I don't quite know, and yet I have had to do with niggers—no, I will scratch out that word "niggers," for I do not like it. I've known natives who are, and so you will say, Harry, my boy, before you have done with this tale, and I have known mean whites with lots of money and fresh out from home, too, who are not.

At any rate, I was born a gentleman, though I have been nothing but a poor travelling trader and hunter all my life. Whether I have remained so I known not, you must judge of that. Heaven knows I've tried. I have killed many men in my time, yet I have never slain wantonly or stained my hand in innocent blood, but only in self-defence. The Almighty gave us our lives, and I suppose He meant us to defend them, at least I have always acted on that, and I hope it will not be brought up against me when my clock strikes. There, there, it is a cruel and a wicked world, and for a timid man I have been mixed up in a great deal of fighting. I cannot tell the rights of it, but at any rate I have never stolen, though once I cheated a Kafir out of a herd of cattle. But then he had done me a dirty turn, and it has troubled me ever since into the bargain."
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Editorial Reviews

Morton Cohen
Of universal interest, for grown-ups as well as youngsters.
Roger Lancelyn Green
A writer of a consistently high level of literary skill and sheer imaginative power.
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Meet the Author

Sir Henry Rider Haggard, KBE (22 June 1856 – 14 May 1925) was an English writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa, and a founder of the Lost World literary genre. His stories, situated at the lighter end of Victorian literature, continue to be popular and influential.

Haggard is most famous as the author of the novels King Solomon's Mines and its sequel Allan Quatermain, and She and its sequel Ayesha, swashbuckling adventure novels set in the context of the Scramble for Africa (the action of Ayesha however happens in Tibet). The hugely popular King Solomon's Mines is sometimes considered the first of the Lost World genre. She is generally considered to be one of the classics of imaginative literature and with 83 million copies sold by 1965, it is one of the best-selling books of all time. He is also remembered for Nada the Lily (a tale of adventure among the Zulus) and the epic Viking romance, Eric Brighteyes.

While his novels portray many of the stereotypes associated with colonialism, they are unusual for the degree of sympathy with which the native populations are portrayed. Africans often play heroic roles in the novels, although the protagonists are typically, though not invariably, European. Notable examples are the heroic Zulu warrior Umslopogaas and Ignosi, the rightful king of Kukuanaland, in King Solomon's Mines. Having developed an intense mutual friendship with the three Englishmen who help him regain his throne, he accepts their advice and abolishes witch-hunts and arbitrary capital punishment. Three of Haggard's novels were written in collaboration with his friend Andrew Lang who shared his interest in the spiritual realm and paranormal phenomena.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2012

    Great adventure stories for all ages. I was fascinated by Allan

    Great adventure stories for all ages.

    I was fascinated by Allan Quatermain from League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, so I wanted to read more about him. King Solomon's Mines and Allan Quatermain were both rip roaring good reads. I would recommend this to everyone who loves a good adventure yarn.

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    Posted June 4, 2012

    Very good.

    Very good.

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