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Men of Zanzibar

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Men of Zanzibar is a thrilling adventure story set against the backdrop of colonial Africa. The author, Richard Harding Davis, transports readers to the exotic island of Zanzibar where a group of British expatriates find themselves caught in a web of political intrigue and dangerous tribal conflicts.

Davis does a fantastic job of bringing the characters to life, painting vivid portraits of the British officers, Arab traders, and native Africans who populate the island. The protagonist, Captain Francis Hartwell, is a compelling and complex figure who must navigate the treacherous waters of colonial politics while grappling with his own demons.

The plot moves along at a brisk pace, with plenty of twists and turns to keep readers on the edge of their seats. Davis's prose is elegant and evocative, bringing the sights, sounds, and smells of Zanzibar to life in vivid detail.

Overall, Men of Zanzibar is a compelling read that offers a fascinating glimpse into a bygone era of adventure and exploration. Davis's masterful storytelling and meticulous attention to detail make this novel a must-read for fans of historical fiction and exotic locales.

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This is the story of Hemingway, who, after a hunting trip in Uganda, settles in Zanzibar for a while to live among the English-speaking expatriate community on that island. While keeping his true identity well to himself, he falls in love with Ms. Polly Adair, the American Belle of the little society. But when he asks her to marry him, it seems that Ms. Adair has a secret...

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