Honna: Story Viaj Coynt: H. Ryder Haggard's She in Cornish

Honna: Story Viaj Coynt: H. Ryder Haggard's She in Cornish


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Rider Haggard a screfas an novel-ma in nebes dedhyow termyn cot wosa y sowena gans "Balyow Mytern Salamon" hag ev ow qwil devnyth unweyth arta a'y experyens a Afryca hag a'y skians a'n fug-whedhlow coth. Saw yma downder brâssa ha moy grysyl dhe verkya i'n lyver-ma kefrës. I'n whedhel yma an try den dhyworth Kergraunt ow codhevel torrva gorhal, fevyr ha debroryon tus in udn whelas "Honna", towl ha pedn aga viaj, kemynys dhedhans dyw vil vledhen alena. "Honna" yw an carnacyon a onen a'n fygurs moyha puyssant ha moyha omborthus in omwodhvos an West: benyn neb yw in kettermyn dynyores ha skyla rag euth. "Ow empîr vy yw empîr a'n desmygyans." An geryow-na yw leverys gans Ayesha, chif-person an lyver-ma ha myternes a drîb in Afryca Cres. Yma hy les'hanow "Honna-a-res-bos-obeyes" ow styrya hy thecter dyvarow ha gallos hy fystry. Saw an dhew lavar-na kemerys warbarth yw dùstuny kefrës a'n dhalhen crev a'n jeva an auctour, Henry Rider Haggard, wàr imajynacyon y redyoryon dres an bledhydnyow. ---- Rider Haggard wrote this novel in a few days shortly after his success with "King Solomon's Mines", and in it he again uses his African experiences and his familiarity with old legends. But there is a greater and more frightening depth in this book. In the story the three men from Cambridge endure shipwreck, fever, and cannibals as they search for "She", the object and end of their adventure, bequeathed to them two thousand years previously. "She" is the incarnation of one of the most powerful and most ambiguous figures in Western consciousness: a woman who is at the same time a seductress and a figure of terror. "My empire is an empire of the imagination." Those words are spoken by Ayesha, the central figure of this book and the queen of a central African tribe. Her soubriquet "She-who-must-be-obeyed" alludes to her deathless beauty and her magical powers. But taken together those two utterances bear witness to the powerful hold the author, Henry Rider Haggard, has had on his readers over the years.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782011323
Publisher: Evertype
Publication date: 01/25/2016
Pages: 334
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Sir Henry Rider Haggard (1856-1925) was an English author of adventure novels set in exotic locales, predominantly Africa. King Solomon’s Mines, one of his best-known books, details the life of the explorer Allan Quartermain. She: A History of Adventure followed, introducing the character Ayesha. While much of Haggard’s reputation stems from those two books and their subsequent series, he also wrote nonfiction and short stories.

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