She Setting

This Study Guide consists of approximately 16 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of She.
This section contains 711 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the She Short Guide

The story takes place during the late nineteenth century, the era the book was written. Horace Holly's account begins in Cambridge, England, where he lives a solitary life as a scholar. As the guardian of his dead friend's son, Leo Vincey, Holly accompanies the handsome young man on his quest to Africa to avenge the death of his ancient ancestor, an Egyptian priest named Kallikrates. Centuries ago Kallikrates had been killed by the goddess Ayesha when he rejected her love for that of another woman. On his twenty-fifth birthday, Leo Vincey learns that, because he is the sole descendant of the ancient family of Kallikrates, it is his duty to "seek out the woman [Ayesha, or She] and learn the secret of Life, and if thou mayest, find a way to slay her." Leo also learns that his own father had tried to carry out these ancient instructions but...

(read more)

This section contains 711 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the She Short Guide
Copyrights
Gale
She from Gale. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook