Ayesha

7 books in series
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She And Allan Publisher's Summary

She and Allan is a novel by H. Rider Haggard, first published in 1921. It brought together his two most popular characters, Ayesha from She (to which it serves as a prequel), and Allan Quatermain from King Solomon's Mines. Its significance was recognized by its republication by the Newcastle Publishing Company as the sixth volume of the celebrated Newcastle Forgotten Fantasy Library series in September 1975.

Henry Rider Haggard, KBE (22 June 1856 – 14 May 1925) was an English writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa, and a founder of the Lost World literary genre. He was also involved in agricultural reform around the British Empire. His stories, situated at the lighter end of Victorian literature, continue to be popular and influential.

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  • Book 0

    • She And Allan

    • By: H. Rider Haggard
    • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
    • Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    She and Allan is a novel by H. Rider Haggard, first published in 1921. It brought together his two most popular characters, Ayesha from She (to which it serves as a prequel), and Allan Quatermain from King Solomon's Mines. Its significance was recognized by its republication by the Newcastle Publishing Company as the sixth volume of the celebrated Newcastle Forgotten Fantasy Library series in September 1975.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It's not my favorite of the Quartermain story

    • By Russell on 08-13-16

    Regular price: $23.75

  • Book 1

    • She

    • By: H. Rider Haggard
    • Narrated by: Alan Munro
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    Follow the journey of Horace Holly and his ward, Leo Vincey, to a lost kingdom in the African interior. There they encounter a primitive race of natives and a mysterious white queen named Ayesha who reigns as the all-powerful "She", or "She-who-must-be-obeyed". In this work, Rider Haggard developed the conventions of the Lost World subgenre, which many later authors emulated.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable book, difficult reader

    • By TheArtForm on 07-02-17

    Regular price: $1.39

    • She

    • A History of Adventure
    • By: H. Rider Haggard
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune, Susie Berneis
    • Length: 12 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    At one point in his moody, erotic, and barbarous romance of She, H. Rider Haggard puts into the mouth of his narrator, Horace L. Holly, the observation that her story sounded like some extraordinary invention of a speculative brain. That, precisely, is what She is: a really marvelously inventive story, combining an amazing variety of what should be utterly implausible ideas into a fabric that constantly feels like truth.

    Regular price: $25.17

    • She: A History of Adventure

    • By: H. Rider Haggard
    • Narrated by: Bill Homewood
    • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    Somewhere in Africa, a tiny, primitive tribe, the Amahaggers, live secretly amongst the debris of a lost Egyptian civilization, ruled by the beautiful semi-goddess Ayesha, or She-who-must-be-obeyed. Ludwig Horace Holly, a Cambridge academic, is reluctantly drawn into plans for a voyage in search of this legendary queen. With his adopted son, Leo, he sets out on a brave journey, following a trail of clues. Shipwrecked and captured by cannibals, their voyage soon turns into a nightmare.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Adventure

    • By Craig on 03-07-11

    Regular price: $44.09

    • She: A History of Adventure

    • By: H. Rider Haggard
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 87

    Legends tell of an ancient sorceress who has learned the secrets of immortality. She rules over a lost people deep in unexplored Africa. She can slay at a glance, and her beauty is so legendary that no man can look upon her and keep his own will. Leo Vincey learns of a quest that has haunted his family for generations. He is to go to find this all powerful woman, and discover the secret of eternal life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The mystery of 'She' continues

    • By Anniebligh on 03-14-12

    Regular price: $8.39

  • Book 2

    • Ayesha

    • The Return of She
    • By: H. Rider Haggard
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 59

    Leo Vincey is haunted by a goddess. In a nighttime vision, she appears to him, revealing her location deep in the mountains of Central Asia. Determined to discover his lost love, he searches for 16 years, finally discovering a lost civilization, ruled by an ambitious queen of unearthly beauty. Could this be his Ayesha reborn? And if so, will the secret of immortality bind them together for eternity?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A classical sequel---

    • By Stephen Hickman on 03-14-16

    Regular price: $8.39

  • Book 3

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