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Benita AN AFRICAN ROMANCE

By: H. Rider Haggard
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Benita" is a fictional novel by H. Rider Haggard. The story follows the adventures of a trader named Seymour, who becomes obsessed with finding a legendary treasure that was supposedly buried by a group of Portuguese explorers many years before. In his quest to find the treasure, Seymour enlists the help of a mesmerist named Mr. Meeson, who puts a young girl named Benita into a trance. Through Benita's trance-induced visions, Seymour is able to piece together the story of the Portuguese explorers and their ill-fated expedition to find the treasure. As Seymour and his team search for the treasure, they encounter various dangers and obstacles, including hostile natives and treacherous terrain. Along the way, Seymour develops a romantic interest in Benita, who proves to be a valuable ally in their search for the treasure. Ultimately, Seymour and his team are able to locate the treasure, but not without suffering a number of losses and setbacks. The novel ends with Seymour and Benita returning to civilization, richer but wiser for their experiences.

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H. Rider Haggard

H. Rider Haggard was born on 22 June, 1856 in Braden ham, situated in the English area of Norfolk. His father, Sir William Meybohm Rider Haggard, was a lawyer, while his mother, Ella Dove ton Haggard, was an author herself. The couple had ten children, out of which Henry was conceived as the eighth. Sir Henry Rider Haggard was an English author who was known for his African thriller novel, 'Lord Solomon's Mines'. His father was a Norfolk advocate but he was denied an honourable men's schooling compared to his siblings due to his physical bluntness. At 19 years old, he started his vocation at the command of his father as an unpaid guide to Lieutenant-Governor of the Colony of Natal. Rider Haggard was married to a Norfolk beneficiary Marianna Louisa Margitson. They had four children named Jack, who died at the age of 10 due to measles, and three girls named Angela, Dorothy, and Lilias. Rider Haggard died at the age of 68 in London. His remains were cremated at St Mary's Church, Ditchingham. A rail route point of the Canadian National Railway in British Columbia has been named after him.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 206 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9357485708
  • ISBN-13: 9789357485708
  • Item Weight: 247.2g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 11.6 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Travel / Special Interest / Adventure