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 technique to the traditional urban of Kôr, the place the gorgeous and mysterious Ayesha, “She-who-must-be-obeyed,” principles. regardless of her cruelty, either males turn into fascinated 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 version provides the radical in its unique illustrated photo journal model, by no means prior to republished, and contains a severe advent and aiding fabrics that display the novel’s courting to late-Victorian concerns akin to imperialism, archaeology, race, evolution, and the increase of the “New Woman.”

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