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Jess by H. Rider Haggard

Jess (1886)

by H. Rider Haggard

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A romance set in the Transvaal at the time of the first British annexation and then the Boer reaction to it. Haggard clearly felt that the renunciation of the first annexation was dishonorable and unwise, and takes a negative attitude toward the Boers; the villain Frank Muller is a Boer. Overall the story is more a tragic romance than the kind of action adventure typical of the Quartermain series. ( )
  antiquary | Jul 9, 2014 |
Had never heard of this novel before reading it. That was my loss. Went in expecting just another Victorian Era adventure or travel tale. I was wrong. This is an adventurous 1st Beor War period piece containing a philosophical love story used to relate an intense character study. H. Rider Haggard leaves us with book full of memorable characters. The angel of light type villain is balanced thru out by the title character of Jess. The two being glued together via a tight plot and a host of fully realized multidimensional minor characters. Like a better Humphrey Bogart movie, this is story of tight action and an intense love. ( )
  Segapup | Aug 4, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 158715112X, Paperback)

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. This text refers to the Bibliobazaar edition.

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