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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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    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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    Rudyard Kipling Essay

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Boer War Essay

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    The Boer War has been the focus of a considerable body of fiction numbering over two hundred novels and at least fifty short stories in English, Afrikaans, French, German Dutch, Swedish and even Urdu if we count the translation of Rider Haggard's Jess in 1923. For the social and literary historian it provides over a hundred year record of the relationship between literature and history. The vast majority of novels and short stories about the Anglo-Boer conflict were published around the time of

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    She written by H Rider Haggard is a novel about two men, Holly and his adoptive son, Leo set out to search for a mysterious queen, Ayesha who killed her lover, Kallikrates. After finding the queen, both of them hopelessly fall in love with her and remain in her control not until she dies. Her beauty is legendary that no man can look up upon her and keep his own will. Arabian Nights is a collection of Arabic short story told by a woman, Shahrazad who willingly to marry her lustful King. The King marries

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    Inevitability of the African colonisation Before I begin to discuss the question of the inevitability of the colonisation of Africa by the European powers I want to say that, colonisation as we know it; the taking over of a country by another country and the forcing on of a different culture, is always evitable. At least it should be. However we have to include the fact that we’re all human beings which think their own good superior to the one of others, and of course that we’re all creatures

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    Canada is perceived by other nations as a peace-loving and good-natured nation that values the rights of the individual above all else. This commonly held belief is a perception that has only come around as of late, and upon digging through Canadian history it quickly becomes obvious that this is not the truth. Canadian history is polluted with numerous events upon which the idea that Canada is a role model for Human Rights shows to be false. An extreme example of this disregard for Human Rights

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