Queen Sheba's Ring

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The Floating Press, Jun 1, 2012 - Fiction - 342 pages
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Lauded by many as one of the greatest storytellers of the Victorian period, H. Rider Haggard is best remembered for his action-adventure tales set in exotic foreign lands, a formula he milks to full effect in the thrilling page-turner Queen Sheba's Ring. It's a must-read for fans who can't get enough of Haggard's inimitable style.
 

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Another variant on Haggard's standard African lost race story. In this case the Maguffin is the ring of the Queen of Sheba. Also, one of the party. is seeking his son who was captured by the Mahdi's men. Read full review

Contents

Chapter I The Coming of the Ring
4
Chapter II The Advice of Sergeant Quick
25
Chapter III The Professor Goes Out Shooting
34
Chapter IV The Death Wind
49
Chapter V Pharaoh Makes Trouble
67
Chapter VI How We Escaped from Harmac
83
Chapter VII Barung
102
Chapter VIII The Shadow of Fate
117
Chapter XII The Den of Lions
188
Chapter XIII The Adventures of Higgs
200
Chapter XIV How Pharaoh Met Shadrach
216
Chapter XV Sergeant Quick Has a Presentiment
234
Chapter XVI Harmac Comes to Mur
249
Chapter XVII I Find My Son
265
Chapter XVIII The Burning of the Palace
283
Chapter XIX Starvation
298

Chapter IX The Swearing of the Oath
133
Chapter X Quick Lights a Match
153
Chapter XI The Rescue Fails
166
Chapter XX The Trial and After
314
Note by Maqueda
333
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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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