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Jess by H. Rider Haggard is a captivating and compelling novel that tells the story of a young woman named Jess who, after the death of her father, sets out on a journey to uncover the truth about her past. Along the way, she encounters a mysterious stranger who becomes her ally and guide, leading her through a series of thrilling adventures and dangerous obstacles.

The author's vivid descriptions and richly developed characters bring the story to life, immersing the reader in Jess's world as she navigates the challenges of her quest. Haggard's expert storytelling keeps the reader on the edge of their seat, eagerly turning the pages to discover what will happen next.

Overall, Jess is a well-crafted and engaging novel that blends elements of mystery, adventure, and romance into a satisfying and memorable reading experience. Fans of historical fiction and adventure novels will surely enjoy this tale of a courageous young woman's journey to uncover the secrets of her past. H. Rider Haggard has once again proven himself to be a master of the genre, and Jess is a testament to his skill as a storyteller.

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The setting for this novel is the Boer War in South Africa in 1880. This novel is interesting and exciting on several levels: there are complicated love entanglements, evil Machiavellian treachery, political reflection having to do with the ethics of the colonialism of the day, for one subject for thought, and war in all its lurid and shocking and murderous detail.

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