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The people of the mist av H. Rider Haggard
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The people of the mist (urspr publ 1894; utgåvan 1894)

av H. Rider Haggard

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First published in 1894, The People of the Mist is an exciting story about a British adventurer who goes to Africa to seek his fortune, but who finds love and a legendary tribe who worship a giant crocodile god. When Leonard Outram loses both his inheritance and his fiancée he determines to go to Africa, which for an Englishman at this time was a land of opportunity, this being the period of the 'Scramble for Africa.' With his Zulu companion, Otter, he saves a young Portuguese woman, Juanna Rodd, from slavery and together they go in search of the People of the Mist, who are said to possess a hoard of fabulous jewels. When they find them, they are plunged into the midst of a power-struggle between the king and the priests of the crocodile god. A ripping yarn in classic 'Boy's Own' style, this is a thrilling story from the pen of one of English literature greatest adventure novelists.… (mer)
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Titel:The people of the mist
Författare:H. Rider Haggard
Info:London: Longmans, Green, 1894
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The People of the Mist av H. Rider Haggard (Author) (1894)

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It was a good book, especially if you like Victorian adventure stories. I do and this was almost as good as King Solomon's Mines. There was a love interest that was mostly annoying since it was rife with misunderstanding and the end was a bit fluffy. ( )
  Oodles | Feb 16, 2016 |
When I was a teenager a novel by Haggard called Wisdom's Daughter caught my eye. I loved that historical fantasy set in Ancient Egypt and bought up every Haggard book I could find, one book short of a dozen. It's decades later, they were still on my shelves, and I found I could vividly remember all but two--Heart of the World and People of the Mist. That puts People of the Mist at the bottom of the pile for me--although for what it's worth, I did like this more than Heart of the World.

Haggard's style is probably not going to be congenial to the average contemporary reader. I've seen it called "overwritten" and it can be stiff and melodramatic. Once you've read a few of his books, you can begin to see them as formulaic. Leonard and Juanna, the hero and heroine of the novel, aren't as memorable as Alan Quartermain (a ancestor of Indiana Jones) or Ayesha (aka She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed) but I did find them interesting, even if not completely fleshed out figures. You don't read Haggard the way you do Hardy or Eliot for great prose about the Human Condition (tm). And yes, there is racial and gender stereotyping--some may feel offended at Haggard's tendency to call people of pre-industrial cultures "savages." But he's only as bad as his (Victorian) times--not, like say Lovecraft, worse. What you do read Haggard for is adventures in colorful settings. There's hardly a page not filled with action, and he's the king of the tale of the "lost civilization." So yes, I was entertained. I wouldn't chose this as my first Haggard book--I'd recommend instead one of the Ayesha novels (Wisdom's Daughter, She) or Alan Quartermain (such as the ever-popular King Solomon's Mines or his Viking tale Eric Brighteyes. But if you do then find Haggard fun, this is worth a try. ( )
  LisaMaria_C | Jul 10, 2013 |
A non-series tale in which Leonard Outram of an old English family is ruined and goes to Africa to seek his fortune, which he eventually finds. ( )
  antiquary | Mar 29, 2013 |
If you like things like Indiana Jones and Tomb Raider, you might like H. Rider Haggard. He's the author of many treasure and adventure books, including the Allen Quartermain series that had a movie made of them.

This one has some fun twists to the quest theme because it is about a man who lost his fortune and vows with his brother to get the family estate back. There aren't too many magical or surreal twists, everything is conceivable and yet still quite fantastic. Full of adventure and danger, it keeps you interested the entire way, with great sub-plots to keep it going.

One of the great attractions of H. Rider Haggard, and The People of the Mist in specific is that the language and descriptions are delightfully old fashioned. The dialog uses great, full language, the kind of language that we read in old books, but never seem to hear any more. Not in a boring way, but in a rich, interesting and descriptive way. Pretty much everything someone says is said the way you *wished* you could say things but never do.

I wouldn't say this is 'easy' reading because the language and density does slow you down, but it isn't philosophical or deep. In a way, it is nice that it is slow, the way that it is nice to eat a big steak slowly instead of wolfing it down.

Escapism at its best! ( )
  tkraft | Aug 31, 2011 |
Rather bombastic and too contrived. Nothing more than a story to pass brainless hours. One very positive note: use of some excellent vocabulary. ( )
  theodosius | Dec 30, 2010 |
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First published in 1894, The People of the Mist is an exciting story about a British adventurer who goes to Africa to seek his fortune, but who finds love and a legendary tribe who worship a giant crocodile god. When Leonard Outram loses both his inheritance and his fiancée he determines to go to Africa, which for an Englishman at this time was a land of opportunity, this being the period of the 'Scramble for Africa.' With his Zulu companion, Otter, he saves a young Portuguese woman, Juanna Rodd, from slavery and together they go in search of the People of the Mist, who are said to possess a hoard of fabulous jewels. When they find them, they are plunged into the midst of a power-struggle between the king and the priests of the crocodile god. A ripping yarn in classic 'Boy's Own' style, this is a thrilling story from the pen of one of English literature greatest adventure novelists.

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