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

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The Floating Press, Jun 1, 2012 - Fiction - 322 pages
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In H. Rider Haggard's action-packed novel Marie, famed explorer Allan Quatermain finds himself facing down the most formidable adversary he has ever encountered: an irresistible woman for whom he is willing to fight to the death. The Marie of the title eventually wins the upper hand, and Quatermain makes her his wife. Will the pair beat the odds and live happily ever after?
 

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Contents

Dedication
4
Preface
6
Editors Note
7
Chapter I Allan Learns French
12
Chapter II The Attack on Maraisfontein
25
Chapter III The Rescue
43
Chapter IV Hernando Pereira
56
Chapter V The Shooting Match
73
Chapter XI The Shot in the Kloof
166
Chapter XII Dingaans Bet
183
Chapter XIII The Rehearsal
199
Chapter XIV The Play
213
Chapter XV Retief Asks a Favour
228
Chapter XVI The Council
246
Chapter XVII The Marriage
262
Chapter XVIII The Treaty
272

Chapter VI The Parting
90
Chapter VII Allans Call
105
Chapter VIII The Camp of Death
121
Chapter IX The Promise
136
Chapter X Vrouw Prinsloo Speaks Her Mind
150
Chapter XIX Depart in Peace
296
Chapter XX The CourtMartial
314
Chapter XXI The Innocent Blood
333
Endnotes
354
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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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