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Isbn: 978-87-2657-434-0
Publisher: Saga Egmont
Novels Fantasy & Sci-Fi Historic facsimile
Accessible since: February 2021
Narrator: B. J. Harrison
Length: 11 hours 43 minutes


B. J. Harrison Reads She, A History of Adventure

B. J. Harrison reads 'She,' a fantasy adventure novel by H. Rider Haggard from the late 19th century. Horace Holly and his ward Leo Vincey are traveling to Eastern Africa. On their way, they are shipwrecked and end up in an unchartered area of the African inland, where they are captured and taken to the feared white queen, Ayesha. The events take a turn to the strange when the queen becomes convinced that one of the unfortunate travellers is the reincarnation of the lover she has been waiting for.
'She' is part of the Ayesha series. The novel has been so popular since its publication that it has never been out of print. The story has seen several film adaptations, including the Oscar-nominated film She (1935) starring Helen Gahagan.

H. Rider Haggard (1856-1925) was an English adventure fiction and non-fiction writer. His works include short stories and novels that have influenced adult and children’s literature alike. Considered a pioneer in the lost world literary genre, his stories are often set in exotic locations, primarily Africa. Haggard’s stories have been adapted into films countless times. The Ayesha novel series has seen several film adaptations, including She (1965) starring Peter Cushing and Ursula Andress, based loosely on the books.

B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

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