Rider Haggard – She * Book check by Margaret Atwood

“You are a whale at parables and allegories and one thing reflecting another,” wrote Rudyard Kipling in a letter to Rider Haggard, and there appear to be various hints and verbal signposts scattered over the landscape of She . For instance, the Amahagger, the tribe ruled by She, bear a name that not only encapsulatesContinue reading “Rider Haggard – She * Book check by Margaret Atwood”

H. Rider Haggard – She

Between the ages of eleven and seventeen, I read M. R. James, the master of the creepy tale, and all of H. G. Wells’s fantastical stories— The War of the Worlds , The Island of Doctor Moreau , The Invisible Man , “The Country of the Blind,” and many more. Arthur Conan Doyle’s The LostContinue reading “H. Rider Haggard – She”

H Rider Haggard – She – Her declaration of love

Excerpt from H Rider Haggard – “She”. Among the ancient Arabians the power of poetic declamation, either in verse or prose, was held in the highest honour and esteem, and he who excelled in it was known as “Khateb,” or Orator. Every year a general assembly was held at which the rival poets repeated theirContinue reading “H Rider Haggard – She – Her declaration of love”