First US edition, (1917 dustjacket, picture appears as frontispiece of first UK edition)
|Author||H. Rider Haggard|
|Series||Allan Quatermain Series|
Longman & Co. (US)
|Media type||Print (Hardback)|
|Preceded by||Nada the Lily|
|Followed by||Child of Storm|
Marie is a 1912 novel by H. Rider Haggard featuring Allan Quatermain. The plot concerns Quatermain as a young man and involves his first marriage, to the Boer farm girl, Marie Marais. Their romance is opposed by Marie's anti-English father, and the villainous Pereira, who desires Marie. They are Voortrekkers who take part in the Great Trek whom Quatermain has to rescue.
The novel describes Quatermain's involvement in the Sixth Xhosa War of 1835 and Weenen massacre. Real life people such as Piet Retief, Thomas Halstead, and the Zulu chief Dingane appear as characters. Events in Nada the Lily are frequently referred to.
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