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ISBN13: 9780199536429
ISBN10: 0199536422
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Drawing on his knowledge of Africa and of ancient legends, adventure writer H. Rider Haggard weaves this disturbing tale of Ayesha, the mysterious and immortal white queen of a Central African tribe. She, or "She-who-must-be-obeyed," is the embodiment of the mythological female figure who is both monstrous and desirable, and deadlier than the male. She is a pioneering work in the "Lost World" genre.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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Ayesha is a 2,000-year-old queen who rules a fabled lost city. She has the occult wisdom of Isis, the eternal youth and beauty of Aphrodite, and the violent appetite of a lamia. This edition of the 1887 classic features an introductory essay by literary critic Regina Barreca.

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lukas, October 8, 2014 (view all comments by lukas)
Best known for "King Solomon's Mines," which has been filmed multiple times, Henry Rider Haggard was, along with Kipling, one of the foremost English writers of adventure stories that also doubled as advertisements for empire and imperialism. He spent time in South Africa and set most of his stories there and, yes, they are kinda racist. But like a lot of popular fiction, they perhaps give a better insight into the mood and attitude of the time than more serious, literary books. In "She," explorers discover a lost kingdom ruled over by the beautiful and imperious Ayesha, aka She-who-must-be-obeyed. The writing is often florid and clumsy, but it has an undeniable power and students of cultural history will find much in its treatment of race and gender to pore over. Fans of Indiana Jones will also see where that series originated. Great cover. "Revel and lust and drink, blood and cold steel, and the shock of men gathered in battle--these were the canons of their creeds."
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780199536429
Author:
Haggard, H Rider
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Editor:
Karlin, Daniel
Author:
Karlin, Daniel
Author:
null, H. Rider
Author:
null, Daniel
Author:
Haggard, H. Rider
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Literature/English | British Literature | 19th C
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford World's Classics
Publication Date:
20080831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 b/w facsimilies
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
5.000 x 7.600 in 0.481 lb

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