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HE by Andrew Lang
By: (1844-1912)

This book is a parody of the famous swashbuckling novel, She, by H. Rider Haggard.

Her beauties are beyond the reach of danger from Burlesque, nor does her form flit across our humble pages.” (taken from the Dedication)

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HE

BY THE AUTHOR OF

'IT' 'KING SOLOMON'S WIVES' 'BESS' 'MUCH DARKER DAYS' 'MR MORTON'S SUBTLER'

AND OTHER ROMANCES

LONDON LONGMANS, GREEN, AND CO. 1887

All rights reserved

PRINTED BY SPOTTISWOODE AND CO., NEW STREET SQUARE LONDON

'SHE.'

TO H. RIDER HAGGARD.

Not in the waste beyond the swamp and sand, The fever haunted forest and lagoon, Mysterious Kôr, thy fanes forsaken stand, With lonely towers beneath the lonely Moon! Not there doth Ayesha linger, rune by rune Spelling the scriptures of a people banned, The world is disenchanted! oversoon Shall Europe send her spies through all the land!

Nay, not in Kôr, but in whatever spot, In fields, or towns, or by the insatiate sea, Hearts brood o'er buried Loves and unforgot, Or wreck themselves on some Divine decree, Or would o'er leap the limits of our lot, There in the Tombs and deathless, dwelleth SHE!

DEDICATION.

KÔR , Jan. 30, 1887.

DEAR ALLAN QUATERMAIN,

You, who, with others, have aided so manfully in the Restoration of King Romance, know that His Majesty is a Merry Monarch... Continue reading book >>


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