Table of Contents



H. Rider Haggard: A Brief Chronology

A Note on the Text

List of Illustrations

She: A History of Adventure

Appendix A: Victorian Critical Reception

  1. Pall Mall Gazette (4 January 1887)
  2. The Literary World (7 January 1887)
  3. Public Opinion (14 January 1887)
  4. The Queen (15 January 1887)
  5. The Academy (15 January 1887)
  6. The Spectator (15 January 1887)
  7. H. Rider Haggard, Spectator (22 January 1887)
  8. Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine (February 1887)
  9. H. Rider Haggard, “About Fiction,” Contemporary Review (February 1887)
  10. From Augustus M. Moore, “Rider Haggard and ‘The New School of Romance,’” Time (May

Appendix B: Victorian Archaeology: Mummies and Lost Cities

  1. From H.G. Tomkins, The Great Discovery of Royal Mummies at Deir el-Bahari (1882)
  2. “Royal Mummies Recently Unbandaged at the Boulak Museum,” Graphic (31 July 1886)
  3. From E.L.Wilson, “Finding Pharaoh,” Century Magazine (May 1887)
  4. From H. Rider Haggard, “Preface” to A.Wilmot, Monomotapa (Rhodesia), Its Monuments and its
  5. From James Bryce, “Out of the Darkness—Zimbabwe,” Impressions of South Africa (1897)
  6. From G. Elliot Smith, “The Mummy of Queen Nsikhonsou,” The Royal Mummies (1912)
  7. From H. Rider Haggard, “Egypt,” The Days of My Life (1926)

Appendix C: Race and Empire

  1. From Robert Knox, The Races of Men (1862)
  2. From James Hunt, On the Negro’s Place in Nature (1863)
  3. From Charles H. Pearson, National Life and Character (1893)
  4. From Benjamin Kidd, Social Evolution (1894)
  5. From C. De Thierry, Imperialism (1898)

Appendix D: The New Woman

  1. From “Beauty is Power,” Essays in Defence of Women (1868)
  2. From John Stuart Mill, The Subjection of Women (1869)
  3. From Olive Schreiner, “Three Dreams in a Desert,” Dreams (1891)
  4. From Sarah Grand, “The New Aspect of the Woman Question,” North American Review (March 1894)
  5. From H. Rider Haggard, “A Man’s View of Woman,” African Review of Mining, Finance, and
    (September 1894)
  6. From Hugh E.M. Stutfield, “The Psychology of Feminism,” Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine
    (January 1897)

Appendix E: Major Revisions for the First English Edition (1887)

Works Cited and Recommended Reading

Posted on October 29, 2015