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Regeneration   By: (1856-1925)

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Regeneration by Henry Rider Haggard is an enthralling tale that captures the reader from the very first chapter. The story takes place in Africa, painting a vivid and captivating portrait of the landscapes and customs of the continent.

The book follows Allan Quatermain, an adventurer and hunter who embarks on a perilous journey to seek the fabled Fountain of Youth. Quatermain's quest for eternal youth provides an intriguing premise that keeps the reader eager to discover what lies ahead.

Throughout the narrative, Haggard's writing is rich in detail, effortlessly transporting readers to the African wilderness. The descriptive passages are so vivid that one can almost smell the scent of the dense jungle, hear the sounds of wildlife, and feel the hot African sun beating down.

The characters in Regeneration are well-crafted and multi-dimensional, with their struggles and motivations realistically portrayed. Allan Quatermain is a complex protagonist, torn between his personal desires and the consequences of his actions. The supporting cast, including the enigmatic Zikali and the fierce warrior Umslopogaas, add depth to the story and play essential roles in Quatermain's journey.

One of the highlights of this book is the exploration of themes such as the pursuit of immortality and the impact of one's actions on the natural world. Haggard beautifully weaves these themes into the narrative, forcing the reader to question their own desires for eternal life and the choices they make in the face of such temptations.

The pacing of Regeneration is spot-on, with a perfect balance of adventure, suspense, and introspection. The story takes unexpected twists and turns, ensuring that readers remain engaged and invested until the very end. Haggard's ability to maintain a high level of tension throughout the narrative is commendable, keeping readers on the edge of their seats with each new chapter.

Although published in the late 19th century, Regeneration remains a timeless tale that continues to captivate readers with its blend of adventure, exploration, and moral dilemmas. Haggard's mastery of storytelling, combined with his profound observations about human nature, make this book a must-read for anyone who enjoys thought-provoking and exciting literature.

In conclusion, Regeneration is a gripping novel that showcases Henry Rider Haggard's exceptional storytelling abilities. With its well-developed characters, immersive descriptions, and thought-provoking themes, this book is a true gem in the world of adventure literature. Whether you're a fan of Haggard's previous works or new to his writing, Regeneration is a worthwhile read that will leave you pondering the depths of your own desires and the consequences of seeking eternal life.

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[Illustration: GENERAL BOOTH]

REGENERATION

Being an Account of the Social Work of The Salvation Army in Great Britain.

H. RIDER HAGGARD

1910

DEDICATION

I dedicate these pages to the Officers and Soldiers of the Salvation Army, in token of my admiration of the self sacrificing work by which it is their privilege to aid the poor and wretched throughout the world.

H. RIDER HAGGARD.

DITCHINGHAM,

November, 1910

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTORY

MEN'S SOCIAL WORK, LONDON

SPA ROAD ELEVATOR

GREAT PETER STREET SHELTER

FREE BREAKFAST SERVICE

EX CRIMINALS

MEN'S WORKSHOP: HANBURY STREET, WHITECHAPEL

STURGE HOUSE, BOW ROAD

CENTRAL LABOUR BUREAU

INTERNATIONAL INVESTIGATION DEPARTMENT

EMIGRATION DEPARTMENT

WOMEN'S SOCIAL WORK IN LONDON

HEADQUARTERS OF THE WOMEN'S SOCIAL WORK

HILLSBOROUGH HOUSE INEBRIATES' HOME

MATERNITY NURSING HOME

MATERNITY RECEIVING HOME

MATERNITY HOSPITAL

'THE NEST,' CLAPTON

TRAINING INSTITUTE FOR WOMEN'S SOCIAL WORK

WOMEN'S INDUSTRIAL HOME, HACKNEY

INEBRIATES' HOME

WOMEN'S INDUSTRIAL HOME, SOUTHWOOD

WOMEN'S SHELTER, WHITECHAPEL

SLUM SETTLEMENT, HACKNEY ROAD

PICCADILLY MIDNIGHT WORK

ANTI SUICIDE BUREAU

WORK IN THE PROVINCES, LIVERPOOL

MEN'S SOCIAL WORK, MANCHESTER

OAKHILL HOUSE, MANCHESTER

MEN'S SOCIAL WORK, GLASGOW

ARDENSHAW WOMEN'S HOME

WOMEN'S LODGING HOUSE, GLASGOW

LAND AND INDUSTRIAL COLONY, HADLEIGH

SMALL HOLDINGS SETTLEMENT, BOXTED

IMPRESSIONS OF GENERAL BOOTH

THE CHIEF OF THE STAFF

NOTE ON THE RELIGION OF THE SALVATION ARMY

APPENDICES

AUTHOR'S NOTE

The author desires to thank Mr... Continue reading book >>




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