Moon of Israel

Moon of Israel

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'I think, ' I said in a low voice so that none might overhear, 'that his heart is as black as his brow; that he has grown wicked with jealousy and hate and will do you evil.''Can a man grow wicked, Ana? Is he not as he was born till the end? I do not know, nor do you...'-from qChapter III: UsertiqHis works are not as well remembered as those of the writers he influenced, including Edgar Rice Burroughs, but the fantastical adventure novels of H. Rider Haggard laid the foundation for the popular fiction of the 20th century: Indiana Jones himself may owe his birth to Haggard's Allan Quatermain.Moon of Israel, one of Haggard's last works, was first published in book form in 1918. A beautiful and gracious retelling of the beloved Bible story of the Exodus, told through the eyes of the scribe Ana, it is a classic of historical fantasy that will thrill everyone from Biblical scholars to fans of pulp adventure.British writer SIR HENRY RIDER HAGGARD (1856-1925) is best known for his novels King Solomon's Mines (1885) and Allan Quatermain (1887).Also there were other fields of green fodder whereon were tethered beasts by the hundred, and beyond these, upon the drier soil, grazed flocks of sheep. The town Goshen, if so it could be called, was but a poor place, numbers of mud huts, no more, in the centre of which stood a building, also of mud, with two brick pillars in front of it, that we were told was the temple of this people, into the inner parts of which none might enter save their High-priest. I laughed at the sight of it, but theanbsp;...

Title:Moon of Israel
Author: H. Rider Haggard
Publisher:Cosimo, Inc. - 2005-12-01

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