There lived a man in the south, before Thangbrand, Wilibald's son, preached the White Christ in Iceland. He was named Eric Brighteyes, Thorgrimur's son, and in those days there was no man like him for strength, beauty and daring, for in all these things he was the first. But he was not the first in good-luck. Two women lived in the south, not far from where the Westman Islands stand above the sea. Gudruda the Fair was the name of the one, and Swanhild, called the Fatherless, Groa's daughter, was the other. They were half-sisters, and there were none like them in those days, for they were the fairest of all women, though they had nothing in common except their blood and hate. Now of Eric Brighteyes, of Gudruda the Fair and of Swanhild the Fatherless, there is a tale to tell.
Eric Brighteyes", an epic viking novel, describes the adventures of its eponymous principal character in 10th century Iceland. Eric Thorgrimursson (nicknamed Brighteyes" for his most notable trait), strives to win the hand of his beloved, Gudruda the Fair. Her father Asmund, a priest of the old Norse gods, opposes the match, thinking Eric a man without prospects. But deadlier by far are the intrigues of Swanhild, Gudruda's half-sister and a sorceress who desires Eric for herself. Battles, intrigues, and treachery follow… Sir Henry Rider Haggard (1856-1925) was an English writer of adventure novels and dark fantasy stories set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa, and a pioneer of the Lost World literary genre.
H. Rider Haggard practically invented the "journey-to-a-lost-civilization" adventure genre, which captured the public's imagination. He traveled the world, spending much time in southern Africa. These exotic experiences influenced all his works. He wrote best-selling adventure stories on a dare. All his writings reflect a deep appreciation of humanity in the midst of extraordinary fantasy and adventure. In all, he wrote over 40 novels. This heirloom edition is part of The Essential Adventure Library, an entertaining collection of hard-to-find adventure stories. Visit www.EssentialLibrary.com to see all the titles in this series.
This carefully edited collection of adventure novels has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Sir Henry Rider Haggard (1856-1925) was an English writer of adventure novels and dark fantasy stories set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa, and a pioneer of the Lost World literary genre. Table of Contents: Dawn The Witch's Head King Solomon's Mines She: A History of Adventure Allan Quatermain Jess Maiwa's Revenge Colonel Quaritch, V.C. Cleopatra Eric Brighteyes Nada the Lily Montezuma's Daughter Heart of the World The Wizard Swallow Ayesha Benita: An African Romance The Yellow God The Lady of Blossholme Morning Star Queen Sheba's Ring Marie Child of Storm The Wanderer's Necklace The Holy Flower The Ivory Child Finished Moon of Israel When the World Shook Ancient Allan The Treasure of the Lake Allan and the Ice-gods Elissa Allan's Wife Hunter Quatermain's Story A Tale of Three Lions Long Odds Black Heart and White Heart: A Zulu Idyll Magepa the Buck Smith and the Pharaohs The Blue Curtains Little Flower Only a Dream Barbara Who Came Back
Sir Walter Scott defined the parameters of the historical novel and illustrated his concept of the genre by writing a long series of novels dealing with medieval times, the Elizabethan Age and the 18th Century. Later novels written by his contemporaries and successors attracted smaller audiences. When Robert Louis Stevenson, in the early 1880s, enthusiastically expanded the boundaries of romantic fiction, he became a standard-bearer and an inspiration to many of his fellow-novelists: Walter Besant, Richard Doddridge Blackmore, Arthur Quiller-Couch, Arthur Conan Doyle, Stanley John Weyman, Anthony Hope, Henry Rider Haggard, and Rafael Sabatini.
One of the greatest adventure story writers of all time, H. Rider Haggard’s novels have entertained readers for over a hundred years. This comprehensive eBook offers readers all of the FICTIONAL works that are in the US public domain, as well as the usual Delphi bonus texts. (Version 2) Features: * concise introductions to the novels and other works * ALL 50 novels in the US public domain, almost the complete works * each novel has its own contents table * images of how the novels first appeared, giving your eReader a taste of the Victorian texts * the complete short stories, including rare works often missed out of collections * many images relating to Haggard’s life, works, places and film adaptations * EVEN includes special ALLAN QUATERMAIN and AYESHA series contents tables * features a selected non-fiction section, including Haggard’s very first book * includes both volumes of Haggard’s autobiography– explore the writer’s adventurous life! * includes the rare bonus story PRINCE: ANOTHER LION, first time in digital print * scholarly ordering of texts in chronological order and literary genres, allowing easy navigation around Haggard’s immense oeuvre * UPDATED with complete text of MORNING STAR Please note: due to US copyright laws, seven later novels cannot appear in this volume. However, once they enter the US public domain, they will be added to the eBook as a free upgrade for all of our customers. Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse our range of titles CONTENTS: Allan Quatermain Series Ayesha Series The Umslopogaas Series The Rise and Fall of the Zulu Nation Series The Novels DAWN THE WITCH’S HEAD KING SOLOMON’S MINES SHE JESS ALLAN QUATERMAIN MR MEESON’S WILL MAIWA’S REVENGE COLONEL QUARITCH, V.C. CLEOPATRA ALLAN'S WIFE BEATRICE THE WORLD’S DESIRE ERIC BRIGHTEYES NADA THE LILY MONTEZUMA’S DAUGHTER THE PEOPLE OF THE MIST JOAN HASTE HEART OF THE WORLD THE WIZARD DR THERNE SWALLOW: A TALE OF THE GREAT TREK ELISSA BLACK HEART AND WHITE HEART LYSBETH PEARL-MAIDEN STELLA FREGELIUS THE BRETHREN AYESHA: THE RETURN OF SHE THE WAY OF THE SPIRIT BENITA: AN AFRICAN ROMANCE FAIR MARGARET THE GHOST KINGS THE YELLOW GOD THE LADY OF BLOSSHOLME MORNING STAR QUEEN SHEBA’S RING RED EVE MARIE CHILD OF STORM THE WANDERER’S NECKLACE THE HOLY FLOWER THE IVORY CHILD FINISHED LOVE ETERNAL MOON OF ISRAEL WHEN THE WORLD SHOOK THE ANCIENT ALLAN SHE AND ALLAN THE VIRGIN OF THE SUN The Short Stories ALLAN THE HUNTER A TALE OF THREE LIONS PRINCE: ANOTHER LION HUNTER QUATERMAIN’S STORY LONG ODDS SMITH AND THE PHAROAHS MAGEPA THE BUCK THE BLUE CURTAINS LITTLE FLOWER ONLY A DREAM BARBARA WHO CAME BACK THE MAHATMA AND THE HARE Selected Non-Fiction CETYWAYO AND HIS WHITE NEIGHBORS A WINTER PILGRIMAGE The Biography THE DAYS OF MY LIFE Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse our range of complete works titles