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The Wanderer's Necklace

3.64 of 5 stars 3.64  ·  rating details  ·  163 ratings  ·  19 reviews
This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishings Legacy Reprint Series. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment to protecting, preserving, and promoting the worlds literature. Kessinger P ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published April 26th 2004 by Kessinger Publishing (first published 1914)
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Haggard knew how to spin an adventure story - spanning Vikings, Byzantium and Egypt. Heathens, Christians and Islam. Love, broken love, and timeless love. Friendship, broken friendships and friendships where honour must be obeyed. Ghosts, dreams and a mystery.

Our hero Olaf, is a poet, philosopher, honourable, General, confidante to an Empress, leader of men and women find him desirable - although he is faithful to a woman he has never met in this lifetime.

Haggard must have been the J.K. Rowling
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Questo è uno dei tanti libri adocchiati per caso che ha finito per stupirmi. Iniziato in sordina, ha finito per conquistarmi e farsi divorare fino all'ultima parola.

Come da titolo, il protagonista è Olaf, vichingo tutto d'un pezzo per il quale il Fato avrà in serbo grandi gioie e grandi dolori. Olaf non è uomo da scendere a compromessi ed è sincero anche a scapito della sua sicurezza personale. È uno di quegli uomini per i quali vale il motto: meglio morto ch
On finishing this book tonight, I have resolved to read it to my children nightly until it's done.

Exotic lands, adventure, romance. This is the second book I've read by H. Rider Haggard and I am now a devoted fan.
Rip-roaring good yarn. Must read a few more of his books. I think this style of writing would still appeal to boys today. I'll test it on D.
Filing this one away to read to my son in a few years. A great tale on how to be noble, merciful, and faithful no matter what the cost.
Vallah Silverleaf
I really enjoyed this book. Classic historical fiction with a little bit of timeless love sprinkled in.
Lisa (Harmonybites)
This is old-fashioned adventure with an emphasis on old fashioned. I'm not going to claim that Haggard even at his best is the same order of classic as the best by Charles Dickens, the Brontes, George Eliot or Thomas Hardy. But like fellow Victorians Arthur Conan Doyle or Robert Louis Stevenson or Rudyard Kipling, Haggard really could spin a good yarn, and the fantasy genre in general owes him a great debt. Ten of his books are on my bookshelves. I gobbled those up in my teens and most I remembe ...more
This book has a healthy dose of wonderful imagination, and a very hefty dose of language that is not in use in the modern day. However, it gives an interesting perspective on the thoughts of white Europeans in Africa in regards to their African helpers. The story itself is good, but the language is distracting.
Lacey Conrad
This story was a lot like Romeo and Juliet, though set in the period of the Roman Empire. I got a little worried that it had taken too religious of a turn for my taste but it ended with religion being a sort of minor antagonist in the plot.
Il primo romanzo di una saga incentrata su un giovane vichingo, ambientata nel nord della Scandinavia. Haggard è ricordato però per altri lavori, e in effetti, pur lasciandosi leggere, questo romanzo un poco annoia.
When I first started reading it reminded me of Greek mythology, then I decided it was more biblical. I would love to see it as a movie with Russel Crowe as Olaf.
I really enjoyed this book. I loved the journey that Olaf took during his lifetime. It is rich with history, love and the human spirit during adversity.
Srivatsan Hulikal
I enjoyed Haggard's King Solomon's Mines and thought this might be a good read. However, it was very disappointing, no better than a typical Bollywood plot.
Maria Sundai
This book is horrible. Don't read it. I suffered through it for a book club. Wishing I had those hours back.
Quite interesting, just not my favorite stlye of writing.
Leah Elliott
Really interesting book, with a surprising Christian twist
Loved it. It's very reminiscent of Game of Thrones.
Julie scully
not my cup of tea, but forged my way through it-
Christina Pirog
Not my fave, but an absolute great journey story
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Sir Henry Rider Haggard was an English writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa, and the creator of the Lost World literary genre. His stories, situated at the lighter end of the scale of Victorian literature, continue to be popular and influential. He was also involved in agricultural reform and improvement in the British Empire.

His breakout novel was King Solomon
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