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H. Rider Haggard's King Solomon's Mines tells of a group of adventurers journeying into unexplored Africa in order to find the missing brother of one of the party. The book became an immediate bestseller after publication in 1885. At the time large parts of Africa remained unexplored by Europeans and the book captured the imagination of the public.
While many of H. Rider Haggard's acclaimed action-adventure tales take place in exotic locations, Colonel Quaritch, V.C. unfolds in the author's own backyard. After leaving active service, a decorated officer moves back to his ancestral village. Instead of finding the peace and quiet he was seeking, however, life in this "quaint" community proves to be just as dramatic as his days on the battlefield. Fans of Victorian domestic dramas will...
A quest for a rare orchid may not seem like the most exciting premise for an action-adventure tale, but in Allan and the Holy Flower, master of the genre H. Rider Haggard works his unique magic once again. Filled with the trademark touches that have made gentleman explorer Allan Quatermain a fan favorite for nearly a century, this novel is a must-read for thrill-seeking readers.
In the late sixteenth century, the world was on the brink of precipitous change. In H. Rider Haggard's novel Fair Margaret, the turmoil of this transitional period plays itself out in personal relationships. The beautiful daughter of an affluent merchant, Margaret's planned marriage is derailed when she is whisked away by a hot-blooded Spaniard. Her fiancé gives chase, and the story transitions into a high-seas adventure that will keep...
H. Rider Haggard unleashes another full-throttle action-adventure tale, this one set during biblical times. Readers who appreciate a richly rendered historical setting, strong characters of integrity, and plenty of captivating action will delight in Pearl-Maiden.
Only a storyteller as preternaturally gifted as action-adventure master H. Rider Haggard could turn a story about a legal battle over publishing rights into a gripping page-turner. Mr. Meeson's Will offers a fascinating glimpse into the legal rights of authors in the nineteenth century—and a swashbuckling maritime misadventure that comes with a plethora of unpredictable consequences.
Intrepid adventurer and explorer Allan Quatermain can't turn away from a challenge, especially if an injustice has been perpetrated. In this tale of a hunting trip that goes horribly awry, Quatermain has met his match, joining forces with an African warrior princess who is dead-set on revenge.
Lauded by many as one of the greatest storytellers of the Victorian period, H. Rider Haggard is best remembered for his action-adventure tales set in exotic foreign lands, a formula he milks to full effect in the thrilling page-turner Queen Sheba's Ring. It's a must-read for fans who can't get enough of Haggard's inimitable style.
Though H. Rider Haggard is today best remembered as one of the foremost figures in the action-adventure genre, he also produced several top-notch works of historical fiction in his time. Lysbeth unfolds in sixteenth-century Holland, where the Protestants in the region were subjected to brutal oppression and persecution at the hands of the Spanish. For an exhaustively researched account of this little-discussed period that will make you feel...
A cantankerous trio of friends sets off on a grand nautical adventure, determined to see the world and shake off the lingering effects of the tragedies and disappointments that each of them have experienced in recent years. But when their boat voyage is thrown off course, they stumble across the vestiges of a mysterious lost civilization. Will the friends be able to escape its evil clutches and make it back home?
If you're hankering for a classic H. Rider Haggard action-adventure tale, dive into Black Heart and White Heart. Set amidst the Zulu nation, this gripping account of a blood feud among the ranks of the tribe unspools at a breakneck pace. With all of the elements that made Haggard one of the most popular writers of his time, this classic adventure novel is sure to satisfy.
Raised in near-isolation in South Africa, a young Dutch girl named Swallow spends her days gazing upon the sea and dreaming of a happier life filled with friends, family and love. Soon, her daydreams begin to become reality in ways she could never have imagined possible. Ranking among H. Rider Haggard's best novels, Swallow deftly combines romance, historical detail, and adventure.
In H. Rider Haggard's action-packed novel Marie, famed explorer Allan Quatermain finds himself facing down the most formidable adversary he has ever encountered: an irresistible woman for whom he is willing to fight to the death. The Marie of the title eventually wins the upper hand, and Quatermain makes her his wife. Will the pair beat the odds and live happily ever after?
Pious man of God Thomas Owen makes a pilgrimage to the depths of Africa to try to bring a hopeful message of Christian faith to the struggling masses. Though he expects to meet some resistance and perhaps even to encounter some perilous obstacles along the way, nothing could prepare him for the barrage of curses and spells cast by a mysterious but seemingly all-powerful shaman figure. Will Owen manage to make it out alive?
The character Allan Quatermain is the hero of H. Rider Haggard's 1885 novel King Solomon's Mines. In this adventure novel named after him, Quatermain longs for a return to the wilderness after losing his son. He talks a number of companions into joining him and they journey inland from Africa's east coast, where they are attacked by Masai warriors.
If you love action-adventure novels, you owe it to yourself to read H. Rider Haggard's Ayesha, one of the undisputed classics of the genre. In this sequel to the ever-popular She, intrepid explorer Allan Quatermain returns to Africa and again encounters a fascinating lost civilization ruled with an iron fist by the enchanting warrior queen Ayesha.
When you're in the mood for a classic tale of action-adventure, an H. Rider Haggard novel is always a safe bet. The Wanderer's Necklace contains all of elements that gained Haggard legions of fans and lasting literary acclaim: perilous adventures in an exotic foreign land, a dash of romance, and a brave hero who stares down adversity and doesn't flinch.
Though best known for creating the series featuring the unforgettable adventurer Allan Quatermain, author Henry Rider Haggard's other action-adventure heroes are just as compelling and believable. The People of the Mist recounts explorer Leonard Outram's exploits in Africa. Haggard loyalists and other fans of the genre are sure to delight in this thrill-a-minute page-turner.
Take a trip back in time with acclaimed action-adventure master H. Rider Haggard. In Red Eve, Haggard sets a suspenseful love story against some of the most dramatic events in history, including the devastation wrought by the Black Plague. Will dashing protagonist Hugh de Cressi survive long enough to live happily ever after with his true love?
Escape into the ancient past with this spellbinding action-adventure tale from one of the masters of the genre, Henry Rider Haggard. This novel follows the exploits of Hamarchis, a brave fighter who is the last living descendant of a noble bloodline of holy men. On the orders of this mysterious group, Hamarchis must attempt to slay Cleopatra, who is regarded as a falsely enthroned imposter. Haggard fans will be pleasantly surprised by this unique...