She is one of the most spellbinding adventure stories ever written. From the moment the reader begins Horace Holly's bizarre account of his adventures, the action never stops. King Solomon's Mines revealed Haggard's genius as an adventure writer, but in many ways She far surpasses its predecessor.
Although the plot is highly improbable, Haggard presents the events realistically. The many fantastic episodes are enthralling and, since its first publication, readers have found She a difficult book to put down. The plot is so compressed that the reader is immediately caught up in the exciting adventure of an expedition into the Land of Kor, which is ruled by the mysterious Ayesha (She).
A quest conferred upon Leo Vincey by his father opens the novel on a suspenseful note. Following that, a violent shipwreck, which nearly destroys Leo, his guardian Horace Holly, and their servant Job, is only the first of...
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She Short Guide
H. Rider Haggard Biographies (4)
3,346 words, approx. 12 pages
Henry Rider Haggard, K.B.E., wrote tales of romantic adventure which may be termed "mysteries" only in a nonconventional sense of the term. The reader encounters no Poirots, no Lord Peter Wimseys, no ...
6,509 words, approx. 22 pages
Sir Henry Rider Haggard was not a great artist in anyone's estimation, least of all his own. Still less was he a great writer of short fiction; one seeks in vain for his name in critical surveys of th...
2,993 words, approx. 10 pages
H. Rider Haggard brought more of the world into Victorian homes than almost any other author, yet Haggard was technically not a travel writer. Instead, he fused his extensive travels with fiction and ...
4,815 words, approx. 17 pages
A man of diverse talents and a writer eager to try his skills at many different kinds of writing projects, both nonfiction and fiction, H. Rider Haggard is best remembered by general readers of fantas...