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Allan Quatermain…

“Passion is like the lightning, it is beautiful, and it links the earth to heaven, but alas it blinds!”

“”Adventurer” — he that goes out to meet whatever may come. 194 more words

An Appreciation

Unwrapping the Self: Victorian Mummy Unwrappings and Questions of Mortality

Sara Brio is a first-year doctoral researcher at the University of Leeds. Her thesis examines the intersection between representations of Ancient Egypt in Victorian fiction and nineteenth-century theology.

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York English Department Postgraduate Conference

In May I will be presenting at the University of York English Department Postgraduate Conference, discussing the various temporal frameworks at play in H. Rider Haggard’s  31 more words


The Need For Adventure

Adventure activates the imagination, and kindles the fires of creativity.  Experiences intensely lived–even vicariously–have a way of forcing the mind into new patterns; they slash through the tangled undergrowth of our overgrown routines.   861 more words


Vintage Reads #4 - She, A History of Adventure

The second of H. Rider Haggard’s novels I’m featuring in this series of ‘lost world’ reads, She was serialized in the newspaper The Graphic in 1886 and 1887 and surpassed… 521 more words

Translation of H. Rider Haggard's, "Morning Star," 1910.






“The Heir of Pharoah
The Favorite of Amen-Rah
The Proud Beauty of Egypt… 441 more words

Commentary From This Blog

Inventions and Discoveries of the 19th Century #2 - Great Zimbabwe

“Among the gold mines of the inland plains between the Limpopo and Zambezi rivers there is a fortress built of stones of marvelous size, and there appears to be no mortar joining them…. 488 more words