Marie: An Episode in the Life of the Late Allan Quatermain cover

Marie: An Episode in the Life of the Late Allan Quatermain

H. Rider Haggard (1856-1925)

1. Dedication
2. Preface
3. Editors Note
4. Allan Learns French
5. The Attack On Maraisfontein
6. The Rescue
7. Hernando Periera
8. The Shooting Match
9. The Parting
10. Allan's Call
11. The Camp of Death
12. The Promise
13. Vrouw Prinsloo Speaks Her Mind
14. The Shot in the Kloof
15. Dingaan's Bet
16. The Rehearsal
17. The Play
18. Retief Asks a Favour
19. The Council
20. The Marriage
21. The Treaty
22. Depart in Peace
23. The Court-Martial
24. The Innocent Blood

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This is a superb sweeping romantic adventure story of how Alan Quatermain, hero of fourteen of Rider H Haggard's books, met, fell in love with and married his first wife. It is related from the perspective of old age and is set against the time of the Great Trek in the 1830s. The villains of the piece are truly villainous, Dingaan a portly traitorous despotic Zulu chief, and a Portuguese killer who constantly plots to kill our hero and steal his wife.This book is written with histrionic flair typical of the Victorian era, gripping battles combined with scenes of fervent emotion. Bigotry and hatred filter through the story, having (as they do even now) a terrible effect on all the characters who harboured such prejudices.