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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Chapter XI The Shot in the Kloof
Chapter XII Dingaans Bet
Chapter XIII The Rehearsal
Chapter XIV The Play
Chapter XV Retief Asks a Favour
Chapter XVI The Council
Chapter XVII The Marriage
Chapter XVIII The Treaty

Chapter VI The Parting
Chapter VII Allans Call
Chapter VIII The Camp of Death
Chapter IX The Promise
Chapter X Vrouw Prinsloo Speaks Her Mind
Chapter XIX Depart in Peace
Chapter XX The CourtMartial
Chapter XXI The Innocent Blood

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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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