Tag Archive: Haggard

Everyone Else Is Just Reanimated Snake-Mummies: H. Rider Haggard’s Antipodes

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In our discussion of She, much has been said about the dualities in the novel (life/death, mind/body, beauty/ugliness, and the the list goes on. And on.), but it seems to me that not… Continue reading

The Veil of Permanence Removed

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The veil has often been one of my favorite symbols. In modern times, it’s most often used in traditional wedding ceremonies to symbolize the bride’s virginity, innocence, modesty, and the protection of her… Continue reading

Haggard’s Adventures in South Africa

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An author’s works are always made more stimulating and enjoyable if the author is able to draw from personal experiences to bring characters and stories to life. H. Rider Haggard does this with… Continue reading

Shelley’s Monster vs. Haggard’s Monster

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Henry Rider Haggard’s She is the story about a man and his adopted son and their sojourn to a far away place inhabited by a tribe and their goddess-like ruler that shows her… Continue reading

The Victorian Woman vs. She

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The Victorian era brought forth new ideas of thinking, through literature and art, people were exploring to places they had never before seen, and the industrial revolution caused the idea of social reform… Continue reading

Haggard: Exploring the Lost World

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What do Jurassic Park and Indiana Jones have to do with writer H. Rider Haggard? All of these pop culture darlings have Haggard to thank for popularizing the Lost World genre. Haggard’s formula… Continue reading

British Elitism and Imperialism in “She” and “Robinson Crusoe”

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Daniel Defoe’s “Robinson Crusoe” and H. Rider Haggard’s “She” are not simply comparable in their elaborate tales of adventure, but also in their underlying themes of English imperialism and racial superiority.   Published in… Continue reading

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