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She, a history of adventure, H. Rider Haggard ; edited by Andrew M. Stauffer

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Label
She, a history of adventure, H. Rider Haggard ; edited by Andrew M. Stauffer
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-359)
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Main title
She
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
62535588
Responsibility statement
H. Rider Haggard ; edited by Andrew M. Stauffer
Series statement
Broadview editions
Sub title
a history of adventure
Summary
First published in 1886-87, H. Rider Haggard's imperial romance follows its English heroes from the quiet rooms of Cambridge to the uncharted interior of Africa in search of a legendary lost city with an ageless white queen. The two men find their way to the ancient city of Kôr, where the beautiful and mysterious Ayesha, "she-who-must-be-obeyed," rules. Despite her cruelty, both men become fascinated by Ayesha, who leads them on a harrowing journey to bathe in the underground "River of Life." A thrilling "history of adventure," She also reveals the complexity of Victorian attitudes towards race, gender, exploration, and empire. This Broadview edition presents the novel in its original illustrated Graphic magazine version, never before republished, and includes a critical introduction and supporting materials that demonstrate the novel's relationship to late-Victorian issues such as imperialism, archaeology, race, evolution, and the rise of the "new woman."--Back cover
Table of contents
H. Rider Haggard: A Brief Chronology -- A Note on the Text -- List Of Illustrations -- She: A History of Adventure -- Appendix A. A Victorian Critical Reception -- Appendix B. Victorian Archaeology: Mummies and Lost Cities -- Appendix C. Race and Empire -- Appendix D. The New Woman -- Appendix E. Major Revisions for the First English Edition (1887)

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