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H. Rider Haggard's 'A Tale of Three Lions' is set against the backdrop of the late 19th-century African continent, an era teeming with exploration and colonial adventures. Through a gripping narrative, it follows the perilous journey of a father-and-son duo as they seek both fortune in gold and the thrill of hunting the continent's most fearsome predator. The novel, with its vivid characterizations and astute attention to the landscapes and perils of the African interior, is emblematic of Haggard's adventurous literary style; it integrates elements of action, adventure, and a nuanced reflection upon nature's indomitable spirit within its literary context. Haggard's masterful use of suspense and richly constructed settings situates 'A Tale of Three Lions' as a noteworthy example within the genre of colonial adventure fiction. Haggard, known for his contributions to the adventure and fantasy genres with notable works such as 'King Solomon's Mines' and 'She', was deeply influenced by his own experiences in South Africa. His time abroad as an imperial administrator and his profound interest in the cultures and landscapes of the African continent informed much of his literary work, including this compelling tale. Haggard's quest for the exotic and the untamed manifests vividly throughout the narrative, encapsulating the inherent dangers and wonders that he encountered firsthand. 'A Tale of Three Lions' comes highly recommended for those with an ardor for classic adventure literature. It promises to captivate readers with its relentless pace, thrilling escapades, and the evocative depiction of a bygone era of exploration. It is a fitting tribute to the storytelling prowess of Haggard, and a must-read for connoisseurs of the genre seeking to delve into the intersection of the human spirit and the wild majesty of nature.


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Biografía del Autor
<p>H. Rider Haggard, born Henry Rider Haggard on June 22, 1856, in Bradenham, Norfolk, was an English writer who pioneered the Lost World literary genre. His narratives, often set in exotic locations and entwined with elements of adventure and romance, captivated the imagination of the Victorian public. Haggard\'s career as a novelist commenced with \'The Witch\'s Head\' (1884) but his fame was secured with the publication of \'King Solomon\'s Mines\' in 1885. This wildly popular novel introduced readers to the character Allan Quatermain, an enduring figure in Haggard\'s work, including \'A Tale of Three Lions\', which further showcases Quatermain\'s adventures in the African wilderness. Haggard\'s vivid storytelling and the inclusion of supernatural elements in his works, such as in the celebrated \'She: A History of Adventure\' (1886), contributed substantially to the formation of fantasy literature. As a writer, Haggard was influenced by his experiences in South Africa, where he developed an appreciation of the continent\'s landscape and cultures, which he skillfully integrated into his narrative fabric. Haggard, a prolific author, wrote over 50 novels and numerous short stories. His literary style combined social commentary with a profound sense of adventure, taking readers to realms beyond the familiar. Haggard passed away on May 14, 1925, but his legacy endures through his evocative works that continue to inspire modern literature and film. His contributions to the adventure and fantasy genres remain seminal, reverberating through the oeuvre of countless subsequent storytellers.</p>
ISBN: 8596547160007
Referencia: BW1037874920

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