Heart of the World (novel)

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Heart of the World
AuthorH. Rider Haggard
CountryUnited Kingdom
GenreAdventure novel
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Heart of the World is an 1895 book by H. Rider Haggard about a lost Mayan city in Mexico.[1][2] Its importance in the history of fantasy literature was recognized by its republication by the Newcastle Publishing Company as the tenth volume of the Newcastle Forgotten Fantasy Library in September, 1976.


In his study of early science fiction, E. F. Bleiler described Heart of the World as "rich in detail, ingenious and well plotted, but weak in characterization at times.[1] Bleiler also wrote that the novel's "moral message" and its "sense of tragedy" were both "powerfully conveyed".[1]


  1. ^ a b c Bleiler, Everett. (1990). Science Fiction:The Early Years. Kent State: Kent State University Press. p. 321-322. ISBN 9780873384162.
  2. ^ "LITERATURE". Australian Town and Country Journal. NSW. 10 October 1896. p. 44. Retrieved 19 December 2013 – via National Library of Australia.

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