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A History of Adventure (Modern Library Classics)

by H. Rider Haggard, Charles H.M. Kerr, Maurice Greiffenhagen, Margaret Atwood

ISBN 0375759050 / 9780375759055 / 0-375-75905-0
Publisher Modern Library
Language English
Edition Softcover
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A runaway bestseller on its publication in 1887, H. Rider Haggards She is a Victorian thrill ride of a novel, featuring a lost African kingdom ruled by a mysterious, implacable queen; ferocious wildlife and yawning abysses; and an eerie love story that spans two thousand years. She has bewitched readers from Freud and Jung to C. S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien; in her Introduction to this Modern Library Paperback Classicwhich includes period illustrations by Maurice Greiffenhagen and Charles H. M. KerrMargaret Atwood asserts that the awe-inspiring Ayesha, She-who-must-be-obeyed, is a permanent feature of the human imagination. [via]