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Ragged Dick: Or, Street Life In New York With The Boot Blacks

“I ain’t knocked round the city streets all my life for nothin’,” proclaims Ragged Dick, the fast-talking boy hero of Horatio Alger’s classic rags-to-riches tale. Dick is a plucky street boy who smokes, gambles, and speaks ungrammatically—but he is also honest and hardworking, striving not for wealth and status, but for a steady job, a decent place to sleep, and respectability.

Typee
Typee Sented by Rebecca

Typee is a fast-moving adventure tale, an autobiographical account of the author's Polynesian stay, an examination of the nature of good and evil, and a frank exploration of sensuality and exotic ritual.

Moby-Dick
Moby-Dick Sented by Rebecca

First published in 1851, Herman Melville’s masterpiece is, in Elizabeth Hardwick’s words, “the greatest novel in American literature.”

When the World Shook
When the World Shook Sented by Luis

When the World Shook - Being an Account of the Great Adventure of Bastin, Bickley and Arbuthnot - by H. Rider Haggard. When the World Shook is a novel by H. Rider Haggard written in 1919. It deals with the adventures of Bastin, Bickley, and Arbuthnot as they travel to the south sea island of Orofenia.

The Ivory Child
The Ivory Child Sented by Emma

Allan Quartermain returns in another adventure! After he finds an illusive and rare orchid from Africa, he returns to England with Mr. Scroope. While he visits Lord Randall, two foreigners come asking for Macumazana -- that is, asking for Allan Quartermain by the name he used umong the Africans.

The Ancient Allan
The Ancient Allan Sented by Sarah Gerdes

The Ancient Allan - By H. Rider Haggard – Complete Edition. Classic H. Rider Haggard. Now I, Allan Quatermain, come to the weirdest (with one or two exceptions perhaps) of all the experiences which it has amused me to employ my idle hours in recording here in a strange land, for after all England is strange to me. I grow elderly.

The Ghost Kings
The Ghost Kings Sented by Jacob

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.

Swallow
Swallow Sented by Emma

Sir Henry Rider Haggard, known as H. Rider Haggard, was an English writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa, and a pioneer of the Lost World literary genre.

She and Allan
She and Allan Sented by Rebecca

Two of Haggard's most memorable characters come face to face in this epic fantasy adventure, the third book in the She sequence

She
She Sented by Rebecca

Drawing on his knowledge of Africa and of ancient legends, adventure writer H. Rider Haggard weaves this disturbing tale of Ayesha, the mysterious and immortal white queen of a Central African tribe. She, or "She-who-must-be-obeyed," is the embodiment of the mythological female figure who is both monstrous and desirable, and deadlier than the male. She is a pioneering work in the "Lost World" genre.

Nada the Lily
Nada the Lily Sented by Jacob

The novel tells the tale of the origin and early life of the hero Umslopogaas, the unacknowledged son of the great Zulu king and general Chaka, and his love for "the most beautiful of Zulu women", Nada the Lily.

Queen Sheba's Ring
Queen Sheba's Ring Sented by Steve Bark

Every one has read the monograph, I believe that is the right word, of my dear friend, Professor Higgs-Ptolemy Higgs to give him his full name-descriptive of the tableland of Mur in North Central Africa, of the ancient underground city in the mountains which surrounded it, and of the strange tribe of Abyssinian Jews, or rather their mixed descendants, by whom it is, or was, inhabited.

King Solomon's Mines
King Solomon's Mines Sented by Emma

H. Rider Haggard's King Solomon's Mines has entertained generations of readers since its first publication in 1885. Following a mysterious map of dubious reliability, a small group of men trek into southern Africa in search of a lost friend-and a lost treasure, the fabled mines of King Solomon. Led by the English adventurer and fortune hunter Allan Quartermain, they discover a frozen corpse, survive untold dangers in remote mountains and deserts, and encounter the merciless King Twala en route to the legendary hoard of diamonds.

Montezuma's Daughter
Montezuma's Daughter Sented by Emma

Montezuma's Daughter, first published in 1893, is a novel written by the Victorian adventure writer H. Rider Haggard.Narrated in the first person by Thomas Wingfield, an Englishman whose adventures include having his mother murdered, a brush with the Spanish Inquisition, shipwreck, and slavery. Eventually, Thomas unwillingly joins a Spanish expedition to New Spain, and the novel tells the fictionalized story of the first interactions between the natives and European explorers.

Jess
Jess Sented by Steve Bark

The day had been very hot even for the Transvaal, where the days still know how to be hot in the autumn, although the neck of the summer is broken—especially when the thunderstorms hold off for a week or two, as they do occasionally.

Cleopatra
Cleopatra Sented by Steve Bark

"Oh, Cleopatra! Cleopatra! thou Destroyer! if I might but tear thy vision from my heart!"

Hunter Quatermain's Story
Hunter Quatermain's Story Sented by Daniel

Hunter Quatermain's Story by Henry Rider Haggard is a grand adventure in the Qautermain series. It sweeps you away to a time when there were still blank spaces on the maps

Child of Storm
Child of Storm Sented by Emma

Child of Storm is a 1913 novel by H. Rider Haggard featuring Allan Quatermain. The plot is set in 1854-56 and concerns Quatermain hunting in Zululand and getting involved with Mameema, a beautiful African girl who causes great turmoil in the Zulu kingdom.

Benita An African Romance
Benita An African Romance Sented by Sarah Gerdes

Henry Rider Haggard was a British Victorian writer known for his adventure novels set is exotic places. Haggard's father sent him to Africa as assistant secretary to Lieutenant-Governor of Nata, Sir Henry Bulwer. His larger-than-life adventurers in Colonial Africa, the great mineral wealth discovered in Africa, and the ruins of ancient lost civilizations in Africa such as Great Zimbabwe would appear in many of his stories

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