She: A History of Adventure

She: A History of Adventure


First released in 1886–87, H. Rider Haggard’s imperial romance follows its English heroes from the quiet rooms of Cambridge to the uncharted inside of Africa looking for a mythical misplaced urban with an ageless white queen. the 2 males locate their approach to the traditional urban of Kôr, the place the gorgeous and mysterious Ayesha, “She-who-must-be-obeyed,” ideas. regardless of her cruelty, either males develop into occupied with Ayesha, who leads them on a harrowing trip to wash within the underground “River of Life.” an exhilarating “history of adventure,” She additionally unearths the complexity of Victorian attitudes in the direction of race, gender, exploration, and empire.

This Broadview variation offers the unconventional in its unique illustrated photograph journal model, by no means prior to republished, and incorporates a severe creation and aiding fabrics that exhibit the novel’s courting to late-Victorian concerns comparable to imperialism, archaeology, race, evolution, and the increase of the “New Woman.”

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