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She by H. Rider Haggard

She Who Must Be Obeyed

She is a classic that, with over 83 million copies sold in 44 different languages, is one of the best-selling books of all time. Extraordinarily popular upon its release, She has never been out of print.

The story follows the journey of Horace Holly and his ward, Leo Vincey, to a lost kingdom Africa. There, they encounter a primitive race of natives and a mysterious white queen, Ayesha, who reigns as the all-powerful "She", or "She-who-must-be-obeyed," a woman of extraordinary beauty and malice. She has been waiting for two thousand years for the return of the man she once loved and believes that Leo Vincey is this man.

In this work, Rider Haggard developed the conventions of the Lost World sub-genre, which many later authors emulated. She is one of the most influential novels in modern literature, with authors like Rudyard Kipling, Henry Miller, Graham Greene, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Margaret Atwood all acknowledging the importance of the work to their own and others writing.

After the initial publication in 1887, She became an immediate success. She has been adapted for the cinema at least nine times, and was one of the earliest films to be made in 1899 as La Colonne de feu (The Pillar of Fire). The 1965 film Ursula Andress as Ayesha and John Richardson as her reincarnated love, with Peter Cushing and Bernard Cribbins as other members of the expedition.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012073709
Publisher: Avalon Publishers
Publication date: 12/26/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 752 KB

About the Author

Sir Henry Rider Haggard (1856–1925)was an English writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa. He was a founder of the lost world literary genre. His stories continue to be popular and influential.

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She 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Mariamosis More than 1 year ago
Holly and Leo travel to Africa to unravel a mystery about Leo's line of ancestry. There they encounter an ancient goddess who believes Leo is someone from the past. Haggard was excellent at writing adventure novels and this is no exception. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! (There are 4 books to the She series and all should be read!)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quite an imagination to tell a tale which could have happened, couldn't it? Good story telling for its day.
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It started of good but then it dragged on and on that I couldnt read it all and I skipped 50 to 100 pages and just couldn't finished I was bored out of my mine!