Lysbeth: A Tale of the Dutch

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Wildside Press, 2003 - Fiction - 564 pages
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Sir Henry Rider Haggard is best known for his adventure novels, especially King Solomon's Mines and She. Born in England, he emigrated to South Africa briefly, before returning to seek a legal career. He eventually became one of the most popular British authors of all time.

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User Review  - Hannah -

Lysbeth was a very good book.There were a few cons though,which is why I am giving it a 4-star rating.The first part of it was weird,depressing,and slow-moving.I especially disliked that Dirk and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Elizabeth M. -

Wonderful! CLP comes through again with great literature at a great bargain. This is one of three reprints of novels from this author. The historical settings are so realistic( the inquisition in this case) and the characters are true Christians. Buy all three! Read full review

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About the author (2003)

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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