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    In H. Rider Haggard's novel She, two men go in search of an immortal queen with whom they both fall in love. The men, Holly and Leo, are opposites in nearly every way; one is intelligent but physically repulsive, the other handsome but rather slow and boring. From the beginning, they are nicknamed "Beauty and the Beast," and like Beauty and the Beast, Leo is admired by those around him while Holly is rejected and isolated. Between them is Ayesha, or She-who-must-be-obeyed: beautiful but dangerous

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    King Solomons Mines

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    Henry Rider Haggard sets out to create an epic tale of courage, a breathtaking drama that attempts to capture, within its limits, the universal spirit of adventure. He appeals in particular to the proverbial young male that seeks an audacious inspiration in life by which to model his own. He entices his readers because his motives lie simply in his desire to entertain, to delight, and to enthrall anyone with a prolific imagination. However, this purely entertaining account of an eclectic and adventuresome

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    Messages of Rudyard Kipling Rudyard Kipling born in Bombay in 1865 was a novelist, poet, journalist, and short story writer. His parents sent him to school in England to be educated. Kipling then returned to India when he was 17. When he returned to India Kipling was sure to make himself known as a writer and he did it very quickly. Kipling was known as an excellent journalist. Kipling went back to England in 1889 where he was rewarded celebrity status with his poems. Kipling was a very arrogant

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    Henry Rider Haggard’s piece titled “About Fiction” exemplifies the major concerns of writing in the 19th century, mainly the production of unsatisfactory literature due to the lack of realism. This evaluation will focus on his view, argument, major ideas and political engagement. Haggard use of language throughout is critical towards fiction written in styles that are not English Fiction, even referring to readers of sub-par literature as “like a diseased ostrich.”(pg173)Through using pictorial

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    attitudes remained. H. Rider Haggard’s She epitomized the new imperialist culture of the late 19th century as it promoted a naturally determined separation between the civilized and the primitive. Sigmund Freud’s Civilization and Its Discontents embodied the reflective yet traditional culture of the early 20th century by furthering the animalistic characterization of primitive people and by criticizing civilization for its impediment of people’s happiness. In 1887, H. Rider Haggard wrote She, a novel

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    ainty.  Both Haggard and Stevenson linked the theory to their stories in an attempt to show us the fine line between civilized and uncivilized, man or beast.  This anxiety and uncertainty was reflected in most of the literature of the time and would continue to be reflected in literature of the future.  And then Darwin comes along with The Descent of Man! Works Cited and Consulted: Cohen, Morton N. Rider Haggard: His life & works. NY: Walker & Company, 1960. Haggard, Henry Rider. She. New

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    In the novel She and in the stories of The Arabian Nights, both Haggard and Haddawy explore the expanding gender roles of women within the nineteenth century. At a time that focused on the New Woman Question, traditional gender roles were shifted to produce greater rights and responsibilities for women. Both Ayesha, from Haggard’s novel She, and Shahrazad, from Haddawy’s translation of The Arabian Nights, transgress the traditional roles of women as they are being portrayed as strong and educated

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    can see this undertone in the book King Solomon's Mines by H.Rider Haggard. Here, the writer uses Lyn Pykett's essay "Gender, Degeneration, Renovation: Some Contexts of the Modern" as the backbone for the comparison and discussion. As Allen Quartermain and company gets closer and closer to the diamonds, the description of the scenery is very feministic: "For the nipple of the mountain did not rise out of its exact center."(Haggard 101) As someone had pointed out that the map included in the book

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    John R.  The Natural History of H. G. Wells.  Athens, Ohio:  Athens University Press.  1982 Stevenson, Robert Louis.  The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.  1886.  New York:  Dover Publications, Inc.  1991. Wells, H. G.  Experiment in Autobiography:  Discoveries and Conclusions of a Very Ordinary Brain (Since 1866).  1934.  Boston:  Little, Brown and Company.  1962. Wells, H. G.  The Island of Dr. Moreau.  1897.  New York:  Bantam Books, 1994. Wells, H. G.  The Time Machine.  1895

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    Rider Haggard’s King Solomon’s Mines and Forester’s A Passage to India In British imperial fiction, physical setting or landscape commonly plays a prominent role in the central thematic subject. In these works, landscape goes beyond an objective description of nature and setting to represent “a way of seeing- a way in which some Europeans have represented to themselves and others the world about them and their relationships with it, and through which they have commented on social relations”

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