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eBook The Yellow God epub
  • ISBN: 0554364778
  • Author: Henry Rider Haggard
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Action & Adventure
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: BiblioLife (August 18, 2008)
  • Pages: 272 pages
  • ePUB size: 1256 kb
  • FB2 size 1152 kb
  • Formats lrf mobi lrf azw

The Yellow God was written in the year 1908 by Henry Rider Haggard. This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

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Sir Henry Rider Haggard KBE (/ˈhæɡərd/; 22 June 1856 – 14 May 1925) was an English writer of adventure fiction set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa, and a pioneer of the lost world literary genre. He was also involved in agricultural reform. He was also involved in agricultural reform throughout the British Empire. His stories, situated at the lighter end of Victorian literature, continue to be popular and influential.

In The Yellow God, a retired officer decides to undertake a hazardous . Haggard's most popular books are King Solomon's Mines (1886) and She (1887).

In The Yellow God, a retired officer decides to undertake a hazardous quest to seek out the lost treasures of the mysterious Asiki tribe. Sir Henry Rider Haggard (1856-1925) is best remembered for his 34 adventure fantasy novels set in exotic locations. As a child, Haggard, whose father was an English barrister, was considered dim-witted and was inclined to daydreaming.

The Yellow God An Idol of Africa Chapter I SAHARA LIMITED Sir Robert Aylward, Bart. sat in his office in the City of London. Sir Robert walked to the corner of the room where the yellow object squatted on its pedestal, and contemplated it a while, as a man often studies one thing when he is thinking of another. It seemed to give him an idea, for he looked over his shoulder and said: "That will do, Jeffreys.

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Здесь вы можете прочитать книгу H. Rider Haggard A Tale of Three Lions бесплатно. As, however, on further investigation the yellow eyes and the snore appeared to have existed only in Jim-Jim's lively imagination, I was not greatly disturbed by this alarming report; but having seen to the making-up of the fire, got into the skerm and went quietly to sleep with Harry by my side.

Sir Henry Rider Haggard, KBE was an English writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa, and the creator of the Lost World literary genre. His stories, situated at the lighter end of the scale of Victorian literature, continue to be popular and influential. He was also involved in agricultural reform and improvement in the British Empire.

The Yellow God by Henry Rider Haggard - The Yellow God, originally published in 1908, is another of Haggard's African novels, and it features many elements of the fantastic, such as a magic mask and fetish objects, a lost race, reincarnation, and an immortal woman whose many husbands she has preserved as mummies! It certainly deserved a place alongside Haggards other African novels and more than stands its own as a thrilling adventure novel.

Book : The Yellow God Biography Bibliography. If Haggard–one of the greatest adventure writers of all time–is remembered now, it is for his novels featuring Allan Quatermain, a hero whose exploits form the most important sequence of his books. Quatermain's life is chronicled in such novels as King Solomon's Mines, Allan Quaterman, She, and many others. However, despite the importance of the Quaterman books, many of Haggard's other novels are interesting in their own right. Nada the Lily is the first of four books about the Zulus, all of which are excellent.

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
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H. Rider Haggard's 33rd work of fiction out of an eventual 58, "The Yellow God" was first published in the U.S. in November 1908, and in Britain several months later. In this one, Haggard deals with one of his favorite subjects--African adventure--but puts a fresh spin on things. Thus, instead of Natal, Zululand, the Transvaal and Egypt, where the bulk of his African tales take place, "The Yellow God" transpires, for the most part, in what I gather is now northern Nigeria. And instead of big-game hunter Allan Quatermain (the protagonist of no less than 14 Haggard novels), here we are given Alan Vernon, an ex-Army colonel who, with his steadfast servant Jeekie, goes on a quest to find the legendary gold hordes of the undiscovered Asiki people. And, after braving a harrowing trek during which they encounter poison-arrow-shooting dwarves, good-hearted cannibals, fierce beasts, raging rivers, swamps and a monster storm, the lost people of Asikiland are indeed discovered, and Haggard treats us to yet another mysterious civilization, as well as its imposing ruler. In this case, it is the beautiful but wicked woman named the Asika, who I suppose some readers would deem a poor man's Ayesha of "She" fame, but who is quite an interesting character in her own right. As did Ayesha herself, the Asika takes a hot-blooded fancy to her white visitor, who she sees as a returned soul mate, and decides to keep him and Jeekie around...in perpetuity.

Anyway, "The Yellow God," while certainly not in the same league as "She" (but then again, how many books are?), is still quite an entertaining yarn. It is lesser Haggard, sure, but I still prefer even the lesser works of the man who has been called "the greatest adventure fantasist of all time" over most others. The book's main fault, I feel, is that it is not adequately fleshed out, not as detailed, as some of the author's best works. Indeed, the description of Bonsa Town, the main village of the Asiki, is somewhat difficult to envision, and the sketchy information that Haggard gives us (an island, a waterfall) only succeeds in making the place dreamlike; almost surreal. As for the yellow god of the title, the so-called Little Bonsa, it is difficult to tell whether the darn thing is a statue or a mask, and just how the wearer of the thing is able to see out of its bejeweled eyes. Still, I suppose that these are minor matters, and that most readers will be content to settle into a fast-moving adventure that is both exciting and amusing. And most of that amusement, for me anyway, comes from the Asiki native Jeekie, who is easily the most well-drawn and appealing character in the entire book. Unlike Quatermain's diminutive Hottentot sidekick Hans, Jeekie is very tall and very strong; similar to Hans, he is also very funny. His manner of expression, a unique blend of the King's English and pidgin slang, is a real riot, and he never seems to be at a loss for an amusing quip. For example, check out what he yells at one of the attacking dwarves that he has just blown away: "Ah! my boy...how you like bullet in tail? You not know Paradox guaranteed flat 'jectory 250 yard. You remember that next time, sonny." Longtime fans of Haggard will not be surprised to learn that, like Hans, Jeekie proves himself the toughest, smartest and most resourceful character around. He elevates the book above the commonplace, much more so, at least, than the comparatively colorless Vernon. Anyway, I suppose that the bottom line is that "The Yellow God" is not up to the same extraordinarily high standards of many of the author's other tales, but still provides fine entertainment value. It's an easy read, a real page-turner, and I can honestly recommend it to one and all. And oh...just wait till you see what Vernon does to the Big Bonsa. Very strange, in the extreme!
Short great view to early gold mining & Africa.
Haggard has a wonderful way of keeping you turning the pages. This is a adventure book, a romance, a mystery, a buddy trip,a fantasy, and a moral tale. I received it in the mail, opened the package, sat down and read it, couldn't put it down, and finished it. What a fun afternoon! I highly recommend this book. It is wildly different and fast paced.
Haggard started out at his best with She and King Solomon's Mines, then he gradually started repeating himself and ended up with stuff like this book, which reads like a parody of Haggard.
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