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When the World Shook
     

When the World Shook

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by Henry Haggard
 

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Set at the turn of the twentieth century -- a day and age when a cruise around the world was a ticket for adventure, not a recipe for relaxation -- Haggard's When the World Shook is a bit of science fiction made before the form had a name. Humphrey Arbuthnot, Basil Bastin, and a physician, Bickley, are off on just such an adventure -- and where it leads them is a

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Set at the turn of the twentieth century -- a day and age when a cruise around the world was a ticket for adventure, not a recipe for relaxation -- Haggard's When the World Shook is a bit of science fiction made before the form had a name. Humphrey Arbuthnot, Basil Bastin, and a physician, Bickley, are off on just such an adventure -- and where it leads them is a SF-style land of the weird. Somewhere in the south Pacific they take refuge in a cave on a forbidden island, and there they find skeletal ruins of machines -- flying machines. In the ruins they find two tombs with crystal lids: One contains the body of an elderly man -- and holds a beautiful young woman. Naturally enough, our heroes open the coffins, resurrect the entombed . . . and begin a great and remarkable adventure. Haggard was a heck of a writer, and the book tells a whopper of a tale: When the World Shook is not a thing to miss.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940148563792
Publisher:
Tri-Fold Media Group
Publication date:
08/11/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
889 KB

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.

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When the World Shook 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought the book was very well written and it told a very good story as well as some thrillers and twists. The author did a very fine job of telling the tale.
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Umm this book is really good
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Is it good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its ok