Belshazzar (novel)

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Cover of First edition
AuthorH. Rider Haggard
CountryUnited Kingdom
PublisherStanley Paul & Co., Ltd.
Publication date
Media typePrint (hardcover)
Pages285 pages

Belshazzar is a historical novel by H Rider Haggard set in Ancient Babylon. It was written in 1924,[1] and was just finished at the time of his death.[2]

Publication history[edit]

The novel was published posthumously.[3] It was refused by Haggard's publisher Hutchinson's, and the first U.K. edition was published by Stanley Paul & Co., Ltd., London, in September 1930.[4] It was reissued in 1931.[4]

The first U.S. edition was published by Doubleday, Doran and Co., New York, the same year.[1][4] A trade paperback edition was issued by Wildside Press in March 2001.[4]


The Egyptian prince Ramose seeks to rescue his wife Myra from the King of Babylon.


  1. ^ a b "Belshazzar" at [
  2. ^ "The Wings of Romance". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 4 August 1928. p. 25. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  3. ^ "RIDER HAGGARD'S LAST STORY, "BELSHAZZAR."". The Sydney Morning Herald. National Library of Australia. 7 November 1930. p. 7. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  4. ^ a b c d Belshazzar title listing at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database

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