A nineteenth century work of imperialist fiction, 'She' (1887) also expresses late Victorian attitudes towards race, evolution and British colonialism in Africa. A first person narrative, which follows Cambridge professor Horace Holly, who is charged with looking after a colleague’s young son, on their journey to a lost African kingdom. The pair, accompanied by their servant Job and Captain Mahomed, are captured by the Amahagger people who are ruled by the white Queen Ayesha also known as She-who-must be-obeyed. But can the men escape the savage tribe unharmed as well as resisting the charms of beautiful Queen Ayesha? Haggard’s She remains popular today not only for its imaginative style but also for its relevance to female authority and feminine behaviour. FLAME TREE 451: From mystery to crime, supernatural to horror and fantasy to science fiction, Flame Tree 451 offers a healthy diet of werewolves and mechanical men, blood-lusty vampires, dastardly villains, mad scientists, secret worlds, lost civilizations and escapist fantasies. Discover a storehouse of tales gathered specifically for the reader of the fantastic. Each book features a brand new biography and glossary of Literary, Gothic and Victorian terms.
Author H. Rider Haggard
Paperback / softback: 448 pages, 3 illustrations
Series: Fantastic Fiction
Dimensions: 198 x 130 mm