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H Rider Haggard King Solomon’s Mines
Reader’s Digest Association 1996 (1885)

Haggard wrote this as a reaction to Stevenson’s Treasure Island (1883); he believed he could write a more exciting novel, leading him in… 976 more words


She (1935)

I can see how H. Rider Haggard’s novel She might be difficult to adapt to film; the book is half description of scenery and ruined civilizations and half conversation with the mysterious  849 more words


She: A History of Adventure - H. Rider Haggard

Waiting 2,000 years for your reincarnated lover to appear? “Someday my prince will come?” Narrator Horace Holly calls it constancy. I call it delusion. It’s that kind of book and I couldn’t help filling my kindle with nearly a hundred notes expressing exasperation and disbelief. 1,259 more words


"She" by H. Rider Haggard

I so enjoyed Michael Dirda’s review of this in his book Classics for Pleasure that I thought I would love the story. I didn’t.

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The Pillar of Fire (1899)

This may be the last of the nineteenth-century horror films I review – almost certainly it is the last pre-1900 for this year’s history of horror… 362 more words


Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold (1986)

Pick a name actor. Richard Chamberlain. Sharon Stone. James Earl Jones. Cassandra Peterson or Henry Silva.

When I say pick an actor it’s in reference to which one you feel may be the most embarrassed by appearing in this Cannon Films release. 622 more words

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