Marie: An Episode in the Life of the Late Allan Quatermain

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Wildside Press LLC, 1912 - Fiction - 376 pages
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Allan Quatermain, hero of King Solomon's mines, tells a moving tale of his first wife, the Dutch born Marie Marais, and the adventures that were linked to her beautiful, tragic history. This moving story depicts the tumultuous political era of the 1830's involving the trek-Boers, French colonists and the Zulu tribe in the Cape colony of South Africa. Hate and suspicion run high between the home government and the Dutch subjects.
  

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Review: Marie: An Episode in the Life of the Late Allan Quatermain (Allan Quatermain #5)

User Review  - Eric Atkisson - Goodreads

Wonderful, if tragic tale. Haggard's prose has held up surprisingly well. I can't wait to read the rest of his works. Read full review

Review: Marie: An Episode in the Life of the Late Allan Quatermain (Allan Quatermain #5)

User Review  - Eric Atkisson - Goodreads

Wonderful, if tragic tale. Haggard's prose has held up surprisingly well. I can't wait to read the rest of his works. Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER PAGE I Allan Learns French I
3
The Attack on Maraisfontein
15
The Rescue
33
Hernando Pereira
46
The Shooting Match
63
The Parting
81
Allans Call
96
The Camp of Death
113
Dingaans Bet
174
The Rehearsal
189
The Play
204
Retief Asks a Favour
220
The Council
238
The Marriage
254
The Treaty
264
Depart in Peace
288

The Promise
128
Vrouw Prinsloo Speaks Her Mind
142
The Shot in the Kloof
158
The CourtMartial
306
The Innocent Blood
326
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About the author (1912)

Sir Henry Rider Haggard (1856-1925) is best remembered for his 34 adventure fantasy novels set in exotic locations. As a child, Haggard, whose father was an English barrister, was considered dim-witted and was inclined to daydreaming. His parents ended his formal education when he was seventeen, and he was sent to work in South Africa, where his imagination was inspired by the people, animals, and jungle. He became close friends with authors Rudyard Kipling and Andrew Lang. Haggard's most popular books are King Solomon's Mines (1886) and She (1887). He also wrote short stories, as well as nonfiction on topics such as gardening, English farming, and rural life, interests which led to duties on government commissions concerned with land maintenance. For his literary contributions and his government service, Haggard was knighted in 1912. Several of Haggard's novels have been filmed. She was filmed in 1965, starring Ursula Andress. King Solomon's Mines was filmed with Stewart Granger and Deborah Kerr in 1950, and again with Richard Chamberlain and Sharon Stone in 1985. Also, the novel Allan Quatermain was filmed as Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold with Richard Chamberlain and Sharon Stone in 1986.

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