She (Penguin Popular Classics)

by H. Rider Haggard | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0140621121 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Jozebedee of Nantwich, Cheshire United Kingdom on 12/1/2009
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19 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Jozebedee from Nantwich, Cheshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, December 01, 2009
In Rider Haggard's greatest romance a father's mysterious legacy to his son brings Leo Vincey and his two fellow adventurers to Africa. Travelling through crocodile infested rivers, across volcanic plains and marshes they reach the vast, eerie catacombs of the Kingdom of Kor, where they encounter She, the white Queen of the Amahagger people. A woman of legendary beauty, bewitching and destructive, She has waited two thousand years for the rebirth and return of the man she loved. And this man, she believes, is Leo Vincey.

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Lucy-Lemon UK (UK)
Caroley UK (EU)
mafarrimond UK (UK/EU)
Fluffy-Owl UK (UK/EU)
platypussj UK (Int'l)
kingfan30 UK (UK/EU)
shovelmonkey1 UK (Int'l)
flambard UK (Int'l)
arugh48187 US (US) hyphen8 US
bsliv1219 US (US/Int'l)
UnwrittenLibra (Int'l)
piemunga AUS (AUS)
cat207 AUS (AUS)
davemurray101 AUS (Int'l) <-----BOOK IS HERE
Danielle23 UK (UK)
Back to me please! :)
Simson-Shilitoe GER (EU)

Journal Entry 2 by Jozebedee at A non-bookcrosser, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom on Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Released 9 yrs ago (12/29/2009 UTC) at A non-bookcrosser, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom

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Sending off to Lucy - happy reading!

Journal Entry 3 by lucy-lemon from Llandudno, Wales United Kingdom on Saturday, January 02, 2010
Arrived a couple of days ago, and I've already started it! Looks good so far :-)

Journal Entry 4 by lucy-lemon from Llandudno, Wales United Kingdom on Sunday, January 03, 2010
Ooh, I liked this a lot! The plot races along, and I thoroughly enjoyed every bit of it! Definitely a good book to start off the New Year with :-)

Will be posting to Caroley as soon as possible.

Journal Entry 5 by Caroley from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Thursday, January 07, 2010
Received today, thanks Lucy.

It's raining bookrings here in Birmingham, but I should be able to start this over the weekend.

Journal Entry 6 by Caroley from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Sunday, January 10, 2010
That was great fun. I loved the writing style and it was a fantastic adventure.

Thanks for sharing Jo!

I'll get this in the post to mafarrimond asap.

Journal Entry 7 by Caroley at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (1/13/2010 UTC) at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom

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Posted 2nd class to mafarrimond

Journal Entry 8 by mafarrimond from Hawarden, Wales United Kingdom on Wednesday, January 20, 2010
The book arrived today. I have a few books to read ahead of this but will get round to it as soon as I can

Journal Entry 9 by mafarrimond from Hawarden, Wales United Kingdom on Sunday, February 21, 2010
The joys of bookcrossing! I would never had read this book but for bookcrossing. I am so glad I did - if only for the treasure of a literary connection which I had never before realised. I won't reveal it for fear for spoiling any future reader's enjoyment.

Thank you so much for sharing this with me.

Journal Entry 10 by mafarrimond at Durham, County Durham United Kingdom on Sunday, February 21, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (2/22/2010 UTC) at Durham, County Durham United Kingdom

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Posting on to fluffy-owl.

Journal Entry 11 by Fluffy-Owl from Chichester, West Sussex United Kingdom on Tuesday, March 02, 2010
Received yesterday, thanks!

Journal Entry 12 by Fluffy-Owl from Chichester, West Sussex United Kingdom on Wednesday, April 07, 2010
I didn't really like this. It started off well, but I got a bit bored in the middle, and found it a tad far-fetched.

Posting it off soon.

Journal Entry 13 by Fluffy-Owl at Durham, County Durham United Kingdom on Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (4/7/2010 UTC) at Durham, County Durham United Kingdom

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Posting off today, hope it travels well and arrives safely!

Journal Entry 14 by platypussj from Colchester, Essex United Kingdom on Saturday, April 10, 2010
This book is an ideal size for the letterbox, which is where I found it this morning. It was also beautifully wrapped, thank you Fluffy-Owl. I'm a bookring in arrears at the moment (just started the one that arrived before this one)but I hope to move it on fairly soon. Intrigued and looking forward to reading.

Thank you Jozebedee :)

Journal Entry 15 by platypussj from Colchester, Essex United Kingdom on Monday, May 10, 2010
It's certainly a book of it's time and, I think, a precursor to lots of boys adventure stories. On the whole I thought that it was a lot of fun and I did find the way in which he referred to women, the natives and Job (the servant) rather amusing (at least our storyteller is a self-confessed misogynist). I must admit that I pictured it in glorious Metro-Goldwyn technicolor. Having said that, strip it down to the speculative fiction element and there's quite a bit to think about.

Am about to mail kingfan30 and will post on asap.


Journal Entry 16 by kingfan30 from -- Somewhere in Lincs, Lincolnshire United Kingdom on Monday, May 24, 2010
Book has arrived safe and sound, will get to it as soon as I can.
16 June 10 - This book started off well and my thought was never judge a book by its cover, cause the cover certainly does not look an adventure story. Half way through I began to get a bit bored, the speeches from She were very long. I also found it predictable and had guessed what was going to happen before it did.
I have the address of the next person so will get it in the post later today.

Journal Entry 17 by kingfan30 at Lancaster, Lancashire United Kingdom on Thursday, June 17, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (6/17/2010 UTC) at Lancaster, Lancashire United Kingdom

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On its way to shovelmonkey1

Journal Entry 18 by shovelmonkey1 at Liverpool, Merseyside United Kingdom on Monday, June 21, 2010
Arrived this morning - am looking forward to reading this one as I love these kinds of "Age of Empire" adventure stories. Thanks for sending this on. Just have to finish reading Georges Perec's Life a Users manual, then i will read and release soon.

Journal Entry 19 by shovelmonkey1 at Liverpool, Merseyside United Kingdom on Thursday, June 24, 2010
Started reading today so this book will be travelling again soon.

Journal Entry 20 by shovelmonkey1 at Liverpool, Merseyside United Kingdom on Tuesday, June 29, 2010
*Sigh* - that was a bit of a mission. I think I was more excited about this book before I read it! The story was good but the overly wordy speeches given by some of the main characters turned a whirl wind adventure into a slightly leaden outing. I have to admit to skim reading some of the speeches in order to preserve my sanity. On the whole though, I would not mind discovering a lost city (it's better than writing about 196 skeletons which is what i'm doing this week) but I don't like the idea of being "hot-potted" so maybe I'll just stay home instead!

This book will be travelling on to Flambard at the end of the week

Journal Entry 21 by shovelmonkey1 at Liverpool, Merseyside United Kingdom on Monday, July 05, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (7/5/2010 UTC) at Liverpool, Merseyside United Kingdom

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This book is now trundling off to Flambard who is next in the list. Happy adventuring!

Journal Entry 22 by Flambard at Horsham, West Sussex United Kingdom on Sunday, July 11, 2010
She has arrived! Many thanks Jozebedee and shovelmonkey1!
I remember seeing the Ursula Andress film several times when I was a kid. Do they show it any more?


Journal Entry 23 by Flambard at Horsham, West Sussex United Kingdom on Sunday, August 01, 2010
Very much of its time, with wordy and involved speeches and cogitations. Dark, with flashes of humour, and few thoughtful passages. Escapism, Victorian style, with arrogance, racism and a concious or unconcious superiority which makes the modern reader a tad bilious - or should do.

Watts

Journal Entry 24 by Flambard at by post, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (8/3/2010 UTC) at by post, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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To USA

Journal Entry 25 by arugh48187 at Minneapolis, Minnesota USA on Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Found this one in my PO box this afternoon. I have a couple of books in front of it, but they shouldn't take too long.

Journal Entry 26 by arugh48187 at Apple Valley, Minnesota USA on Thursday, December 30, 2010

Released 8 yrs ago (12/30/2010 UTC) at Apple Valley, Minnesota USA

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I just can't get into this one. Sorry for the delay. I am mailing off to hyphen8 today.

Journal Entry 27 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Saturday, January 15, 2011
Received today: thanks! I have another ring book ahead of it that I just started today, but I'll make this one next on my list.

Journal Entry 28 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (3/7/2011 UTC) at Honolulu, Hawaii USA

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Sorry I hung on to this for a while. This is one of those books I probably never would've gotten around to if I hadn't signed up for this ring, so thanks for including me!

I enjoyed it more than I thought I would, although there were some bits that really creeped me out, for instance - a whole different meaning for the phrase "corpse candle". And the Deus ex machina at the end was a bit over the top, but the author sort of wrote himself into a corner there and had to do *something* drastic to get himself out of it.

Mailed to the next person via media mail..which sometimes takes 3 weeks and sometimes gets there in less than a week. So who knows?

Journal Entry 29 by UnwrittenLibra at Baltimore, Maryland USA on Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Got it sometime last week...thanks so much! Have a few more books to read but it'll get read.

Journal Entry 30 by piemunga at Marrickville, New South Wales Australia on Friday, May 06, 2011
arrived today, thank you

Journal Entry 31 by piemunga at Marrickville, New South Wales Australia on Monday, June 20, 2011
I really enjoyed this. It was a bit wordy in parts, but overall a good read.

Journal Entry 32 by piemunga at Marrickville, New South Wales Australia on Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (6/22/2011 UTC) at Marrickville, New South Wales Australia

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POSTING OFF TO CAT207

Journal Entry 33 by cat207 at Newcastle, New South Wales Australia on Thursday, June 23, 2011
Arrived in today's mail. Thank you piemunga.

Journal Entry 34 by cat207 at Gladstone, Queensland Australia on Saturday, July 09, 2011
I loved this rollicking adventure story. I almost wish it was true.

Will send on to Dave in Monday's mail.

Journal Entry 35 by davemurray101 at Valentine, New South Wales Australia on Thursday, July 14, 2011
Received in the post today from Cat207. Should be interesting.

Journal Entry 36 by davemurray101 at Valentine, New South Wales Australia on Saturday, July 16, 2011
I hadn't read She since I was 12. And I enjoyed it all the same. I was repeatedly reminded of Rumpole - She Who Must Be Obeyed!. It would have to be one of the first great fantasy novels and I can see how it could have influenced the works of H.P. Lovecraft. I'm going to fix the cover and spine of the book, then post it on to Danielle.

Journal Entry 37 by davemurray101 at Air Mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (7/20/2011 UTC) at Air Mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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posting to Danielle23 of Sunderland.

Journal Entry 38 by Danielle23 at Sunderland, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Tuesday, July 26, 2011
The book has arrived safe and sound. I'm very intrigued to read this after the journal entries and comparing the story within to the front cover. Will get to it as soon as I fight my way through 'Absalom, Absalom' xx

Journal Entry 39 by Danielle23 at Sunderland, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Saturday, August 06, 2011
I loved this book. It was interesting, exciting and a breath of fresh air after my last few reads. The Amahagger people were truly spine chilling; being so nice to people just to 'hot-pot' them! I think my favourite character was old Billali and I loved that he kept calling the white men 'Lion', 'Pig' and 'Baboon' ('Baboon' was my favourite). He was such a nice guy that I felt he belonged to the wrong race of people.

I enjoyed the ending too; abrupt but fitting to the length of time that 'She' had lived and waited only to be disappointed. 'She' was a nasty piece of work and had too much influence over people so it was nice to see her get what she deserved.

After looking at the front cover (and seeing other people's faces when on the bus) and reading the book I did understand the use of the picture but could think of many others that would make the book a lot more interesting.

This was a great 1001 book and number 297 for me. Thanks for sharing Jo xx

Journal Entry 40 by Danielle23 at Sunderland, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Saturday, September 03, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (9/3/2011 UTC) at Sunderland, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom

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Off to Simson-Shilitoe in todays mail. I hope you enjoy it and sorry for the delay xx

Journal Entry 41 by Simson-Shilitoe at Neewiller-près-Lauterbourg, Alsace France on Monday, September 12, 2011
The book has arrived safely today.

At the moment I am reading "The Wednesday Letters" by Jason F. Wright.

So I hope to start with this new book soon.

Thank you "Danielle23" for posting and for the nice picture-postcard. .... Oh, and the delay doesn`t matter.

Thank you "Jozebedee" for sharing.

Journal Entry 42 by Simson-Shilitoe at Neewiller-près-Lauterbourg, Alsace France on Monday, October 24, 2011
SHE is an excellent escape into the hidden depths of the dark continent. Once again, Haggard spins a tale as entertaining and educational as KING SOLOMON'S MINES and ALLAN QUATERMAIN. The myth which he creates about She-who-must-be-obeyed is at times both original, and typical Haggard material. This book, as with KING SOLOMON and ALLAN, provides yet another interesting insight into the racist imperialist attitude held by many Europeans toward Africa during the late 1800s. A must read for anyone interested in the myths created by whites to justify their conquest of Africa. To further explain this idea I would recommend viewing AFRICA: A HISTORY DENIED by Time-Life Videos. The video is part of the "Lost Civilizations" series and is available from Amazon.com.

Journal Entry 43 by Simson-Shilitoe at Neewiller-près-Lauterbourg, Alsace France on Saturday, January 28, 2012
Pmed "Jozebedee", who disappeared from bookcrossing at the end of 2010, several times over the last 3 months but got never any reply. I also asked my bc-friend "shovelmonkey1" for more information but without any success.

So I decided to use the book for smurphie`s "Valentine's Day exchange 2012" - RABCK.

Journal Entry 44 by Simson-Shilitoe at Rülzheim, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany on Saturday, January 28, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (1/28/2012 UTC) at Rülzheim, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany

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My package went out in the late morning today. Maybe I am a little bit early but I calculate with a 2-week-trip to my partner`s country, Suomi.

It is easy to get different chocolates but it is a little bit difficult to get some special Valentine`s Day goodies here in Germany at the moment. Maybe in a week or two.

But I hope you`ll have some fun with the added things! Happy journey!

Journal Entry 45 by MiuM at Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Monday, February 06, 2012
Thank you for your fabulous Valentine's day package! There were four different kinds of chocolates, two Disney drinking glasses, two packs of napkins and this book! Way too much! :D Thank you very much! ( Though.. now I feel my own parcel is too small.. :o...)

Egg licour -chocolate is delicious. Lovely.

Journal Entry 46 by MiuM at Kaarina, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Friday, May 06, 2016
I seem to have forgotten to journal this book. I read the story some time ago, and it truly was a product of its time. What more can I say.

Released 3 yrs ago (5/24/2016 UTC) at Helsingin kaupunginmuseon päärakennus in Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

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Lukuiloa löytäjälle! Kirja jäi Senaatintorin laidalla sijaitseviin Kaupunginmuseon uusiin tiloihin, Jasmin Anoschkinin pinkin eläinveistoksen taakse pöydälle oleskeluaulaan. Osallistun kirjalla Turistivapautus- ja aikamatkailuhaasteisiin. Aleksanterinkadulla sijaitseva Sederholmin talo on 1700-luvulla vaikuttaneen helsinkiläisen kauppiaan Johan Sederholmin entinen kauppiastalo ja Helsingin kantakaupungin vanhin rakennus
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The book was left at the Helsinki city museum's ground floor, on a table behind a pink animal sculpture made by artist Jasmin Anoschkin. The release is part of a tourist challenge on the Finnish forum.

Journal Entry 48 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, June 17, 2016
We found the book at the wonderful new City Museum in Helsinki on 26 May, 2016. Started reading it in Helsinki, continued reading it in Reykjavík, Iceland, and brought it home with us to Connecticut,USA. The journey continues.

Journal Entry 49 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Monday, June 05, 2017
Book was a product of its time. An interesting read if you can get past the racism, misogyny, and anti-semitism.
Book was left at the wonderful Ashlawn Farm Coffee House near the train station in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, USA.

Journal Entry 50 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Old Saybrook, Connecticut USA on Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Picked this book up at the coffee house, waiting for the train to Boston.



Journal Entry 51 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Waynesburg, Pennsylvania USA on Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Got the book from my sister-in-law. Definitely a period pice with its fantastic travel and adventure and lots of descriptors ! I wonder if this is the first reference in literature of the term "she who must be obeyed"?

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