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The H. Rider Haggard Omnibus: 50 Novels and Short Stories (Halcyon Classics)

The H. Rider Haggard Omnibus: 50 Novels and Short Stories (Halcyon Classics) [Kindle Edition]

H. Rider Haggard
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THE H. RIDER HAGGARD OMNIBUS contains many of the published works of British author H. Rider Haggard, including his Allan Quatermain and SHE series. Includes an active table of contents for easy navigation.

Allan Quatermain Series:

• King Solomon’s Mines
• Allan Quatermain
• Allan’s Wife
• Maiwa’s Revenge
• Marie
• Child of Storm
• Allan and the Holy Flower
• Finished
• The Ivory Child
• The Ancient Allan
• SHE and Allan
• Magepa the Buck
• A Tale of Three Lions
• Hunter Quatermain’s Story
• Long Odds

SHE Series:

• Ayesha: The Return of SHE
• SHE and Allan

Other Works:

• Dawn
• The Witch’s Head
• Jess
• Mr. Meeson’s Will
• Colonel Quaritch
• Cleopatra
• Beatrice
• The World’s Desire
• Eric Brighteyes
• Nada the Lily
• Montezuma’s Daughter
• The People of the Mist
• Joan Haste
• Heart of the World
• The Wizard
• Doctor Therne
• Swallow
• Black Heart and White Heart
• Lysbeth
• Pearl Maiden
• Stella Fregelius
• The Brethren
• The Way of the Spirit
• Benita, An African Romance
• Fair Margaret
• The Ghost Kings
• The Yellow God
• The Lady of Blossholme
• Queen Sheba’s Ring
• Morning Star
• Red Eve
• The Mahatma and the Hare

Henry Rider Haggard (1856-1925) was an English writer of adventure novels set predominantly in Africa, and a founder of the Lost World literary genre. Haggard is most famous as the author of the novels KING SOLOMON'S MINES and its sequel ALLAN QUATERMAIN, and SHE and its sequel AYESHA, swashbuckling adventure novels set in the context of late 19th century Africa. Hugely popular KING SOLOMON'S MINES is one of the best-selling adventure books of all time.

This unexpurgated edition contains the complete text with errors and omissions corrected.

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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Avidreader50novels ! 29 Mar 2011
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Lots of books to review here. I confess I have only just completed the first one "King Solomons Mines" It is 50 years since I last read this book and enjoyed it just as much now as then. Somewhat dated and can only be described as Politically Incorrect but does reflect British views when we raised heroes, good spellers and ruled an empire. This omnibus represents excellent value I have 49 books to go and politically my views might well vere to BNP unless I find some more liberal reading material. This is hardly likely as I have just downloaded a Rudyard Kipling omnibus. Will end here as I have to go and hoist the Union Jack on my roof flag pole. Happy Reading.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An Overlooked Masterpiece 11 Jun 2011
By BobH
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Mr. Wareham hadn't read 'King Solomon's Mines' for 50 years & that goes for 'Nada the Lily' as regards myself. I've looked for it in vain in recent years & jumped at the chance of getting it on Kindle.
So what''s so good about it? White men scarcely appear and it's a novel set against the zenith of Zulu power under Chaka. Rider-Haggard writes synpathetically about that great people but doesn't stint at the wickedness of the tyranny of Chaka and his much weaker brother, Dingaan. Umslopogass is outsnading as the hero - those who know him from 'She' or other Quartermain books will see him here as a youth (compare Chingachgook as he appears in 'Deerslayer' with as he appears in later 'Leatherstocking Tales' of Fenimore-Cooper. The story is told through his uncle, Mopo (a fictional intriguer in Zulu poltics) & concentrates on the love of 'the Woodpecker' and Nada the Lily, so beautiful that she wreaks destruction on their world.

The novel's language is quaint in the garrulous style of an African story-teller. The slips in scanning are amusing rather than irritating. Much more important is that, via Kindle, a much-neglected masterpiece is again available. I consider it on a par with the Alan Quartermain books. Where it scores is how it blends GENUINE history (e.g.Chaka's revenge against the Langene tribe) with pure fiction. In that it's as good as the Claudius Books by Robert Graves which also intrigued me as a teenage lover of History.

Enjoy a truly great novel - surely an inspiration for writers like Wilbur Smith.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth It For Nada The Lily alone 29 July 2011
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I completely agree with Bob. I bought a copy of Nada the Lily from Woolworths nearly 50 years ago and was completely enchanted by it. I subsequently got separated from it at some point and then recently bought it second hand to read to my son. Haggard is a superb adventure writer. It's true that some of the attitudes are dated and wouldn't be acceptable now, and readers have to understand this. But this is a book to stir anyone's blood and just the sort of book to excite boys. I still find Chaka the Terrible one of the most terrifying figures in literature. Having such a view of the book I was somewhat wary of having my dreams of it shattered re-reading it after so many years, but need not have worried. I found myself even more in awe of it. Other books in this collection - all the Quartermain Books, She and the follow-ups and many of the others are well worth reading. King Solomon's Mines deserves its status as a classic.

John Harding author of Florence and Giles[]p
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3.0 out of 5 stars series not complete 29 July 2011
The She series begins with the novel "Wisdom's Daughter" - the story of Ayesha's origins as told by herself. It does not appear to be included here.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An archetype 24 Nov 2011
Haggard's She is a classic and an archetype for the adventure genre. Stories like Indiana Jones were written in the She tradition. The story has elements that make it distinctive and memorable. She, the character, startles and amazes. The exotic setting is laid out with great attention to detail. The plot and topic are entertaining. The book is a historical adventure, written in another era, for audiences of the time. For adventure fans, Haggard provides historical fiction based on his time in Africa.

If you hunger for adventure stories, you might also try The Golden Catch, a thriller/adventure novel where the action unfolds in the stormy Aleutians Islands.

--Roger Weston, author of The Golden Catch
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 15 July 2014
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Read years ago but enjoying reading again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great value 18 Jan 2014
By Rod S
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For anyone who wants to relive the thrills of a bygone age, this omnibus edition is great value. The books are well written, although some of the language is rather old fashioned and definitely politically incorrect to modern eyes. The books are full of descriptive prose and exciting adventures. Well recommended.
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One of the best authors of all time.
This Omnibus editon is a real treat and I always fall back on it if I am "between books".
I have read and re-read everone of his stories since I was a boy in school.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Fantastic bargain, re living ebery one of them, should film them all.
Published 11 days ago by heatherjay
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent compilation
HRH is a very good author and the book is packed with good examples of his work he very seldom fails to satisfy.
Published 13 months ago by Rob
4.0 out of 5 stars Good stuff, but repetetive
King Solomon's Mines and She are well known - they have very similar plots. Unfortunately so do several other of his books, as they involve brave men marching into unexplored... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Mr. Christopher J. Patrick
5.0 out of 5 stars A world of Rider Haggard
This omnibus edition of 50 Rider Haggard stories (about a years reading) is free. These stories are some of the front runners in the ethos of exploration, mysticism, and scifi... Read more
Published 18 months ago by MR P J HOGAN
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful story-telling, beautifully told
These are great tales, and the collection is highly recommended. Most people will have heard of King Solomon's Mines, and She, and perhaps Ayesha, but there are a dozen other... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Bobbo
3.0 out of 5 stars A useful collection
There is a great charm about these old derring-do novels and a wonderful insight into the manners of those days. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Alan G Dutton
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic literature
Old school adventure stories by a classic writer. Timeless stories written by a master story teller. This omnibus will keep me entertained for ages.
Published 20 months ago by william r howard
5.0 out of 5 stars H Rider Haggard
I have been a Rider Haggard fan since I was very young, but have yet to read the extra copies which I expect to start soon.
Published 20 months ago by boysey
4.0 out of 5 stars Rider Haggard - Not Just King Solomon's Mines
The Rider Haggard Omnibus (all 50 books) will keep me going for quite a few weeks. I had no idea that he had written anything else apart from the Mines. Read more
Published 22 months ago by D. R. Whitehouse
5.0 out of 5 stars My View
Over the years I have read all the normally available R H books And enjoyed them many times this is a great way to read the rest.
Published on 10 Sep 2012 by johnl
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