Sir Henry Rider Haggard, ( – ), known as H. Rider Haggard, was an English writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa. Project Gutenberg · 58, free ebooks · 68 by H. Rider Haggard. Ayesha, the Return of She by H. Rider Haggard. No cover available. Hard on twenty years have gone by since that night of Leo’s vision — the most awful years, perhaps, which were ever endured by men.

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Though she is married, she falls in love with Leo, but the Priestess Hesea loves Leo too Hesea remains secluded in her volcano, unseen. Mar 25, Wreade rated it it was amazing Shelves: This page was last edited on 13 Augustat I like the layers of characterization, everyone is flawed and both the heroines are quite evil in their way.

After Leo Vincey and I came back from Africa indesiring solitude, which indeed we needed sorely to recover from the fearful shock we had experienced, and to give us time and opportunity to think, we went to an old house upon the shores of Cumberland that has belonged to my family for many generations.

Ayesha: The Return of She

I looked and looked again till rwturn the vast loop vanished into the blue of heaven. Dec 05, Wolk Zeven Ayesha added it. I usually enjoy H. Leo came also and leant upon the window-sill, and I could feel b his body was trembling as though h.ridr cold.

What is there in all that wonderful tale which could not have been fashioned in your own brain, distraught as it is almost to madness with your sorrow and your longings? It sold, unreal, 63 million copies and remains in print. And I am strong, I may live another fifty years.

I seemed to stand under the vault of heaven, it was black, black, not a star shone in it, and a great loneliness possessed me.

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They seek refuge and enlightenment at a Buddhist monastery in Gy, with the lamas. It’s more or less unclear, but it’s fun to move through the possibilities.

Hoping the vision is true, Leo and Holly set forth for Tibet where they brave rugged mountain passes, avalanches, murderous tribes, and yet another soul from their forgotten past who has it’s own haggar upon their future.


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I liked his paternal devotion to Leo and how he loyally follows Leo through all his perils, despite his joint pains, exhaustion, and longing for home. Many people will have a hard time fitting their mind into that box. Two hundred miles or so to the westward is a range of mighty mountains marked on the maps as Arkarty-Tau, on which we spent a year, and five hundred or so to the eastward are other mountains called Cherga, whither we journeyed at last, having explored the triple ranges of the Tau.

Ayesha then charges the wizard Simbri to go ahead into the realm of Death and carry a message to the departed spirits, and with these words Simbri falls dead where he stands.

However she refuses Leo’s entreaties to marry him right away, saying that they must wait for the change of seasons and the weather to clear, before they can travel. I swear it — it is true. I think Haggard struck a good balance but any retelling is going to slow the action down some.

I will hope that it is so. This is one of H. Clearly he was much moved. He stood unsuccessfully for Parliament as a Conservative candidate for the Eastern division of Norfolk in We are those men who, following an ancient clue, travelled to the Caves of Kor in Central Africa, and there discovered her whom we sought, the immortal She-who-must-be-obeyed.

Basic plot – It takes them over 16 years, but Holly and Leo eventually chase down a ‘vision’ of Ayesha to a remote part of Mongolia near the Himalayas where a live volcano spits ankh shaped clouds and fire. Taking refuge over winter in a remote lamasery, they meet the old Abbot Kou-En, who claims to recall a past-life encounter with a witch queen from the time of Alexander the Great.

The thing that I did like was the Asian setting, I was expecting to find it poorly done but Haggard’s interpretation of Buddhism wasn’t that bad. Well I remember that night — and the hour of illumination.

Also worth noting is that there is not as much violence in retudn book as in many of Rider Haggard’s others, and the events occur in high mountains somewhere North of Sge. Yet, in truth, is it a punishment? Rider Haggard, and hope to find more someday although I saw that they re-released three books in the Ayesha series just last year.

Oct 01, Rex Libris rated it liked it. I read the Dutch translation of the book. When the narrative of Holly’s manuscript begins, nearly twenty years have passed since their first adventure in Africa, but he and his ward Leo Vincey are convinced that Ayesha did not die.


Job was among them also, and he smiled at me sadly and shook his head, as though he wished to accompany us and could not. This is one novel that I will bu thinking about for many, many days. Apr 21, Lisa Harmonybites rated it liked it Shelves: About 4 years ago Hr.ider published some nice editions of boys zhe book classics. Haggard’s daughter, Liliasin her biography explained the origin of the names: Help haggarv introduce it to others by writing a better introduction for it.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This is the sequel to “She,” which Haggard published in18 years after the first book.

May it not prove to be but that black and terrible Gate which leads to the joyous palace of Rewards?

Then I rose, and going to the open window, drew up the blind and stood there staring at the sky, which grew pearl-hued with the first faint tinge of dawn. A continuation of SHE, Ayesha is a more melancholic book, portraying the eternal quest of Man for the unachievable in us.

In a part of the vast land called Turkestan there is h.gider great lake named Balhkash, vy which we visited the shores.

Atene challenges Ayesha, but Leo declares his love for Ayesha, regardless of the form in which she appears. Ayesha vows that if Leo still loves her, they will return to her ancient home in Africa.

Jealous Atene is not willing to give up Leo, and starts a war for him, using her own magical powers to assume the form of Ayesha and trick Leo and Professor Holly into her grasp. I shall know it again, for it is built in the shape of a half-moon and in front of it sits the gigantic, ruined statue of a god who gazes everlastingly across the desert. Ayehsa passages of it, as I’ve come to expect in h.rjder Rider Haggard books, approach a stunning power.