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Pearl Maiden [Paperback]

By H. Rider Haggard (Author)
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Pages   384
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.4" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.8"
Weight:   1 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 1, 2003
Publisher   Christian Liberty Press
Age  12-15
ISBN  1930367899  
EAN  9781930367890  

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Originally written in 1903, this classic adventure from Sir. H. Rider Haggard tells the story of Miriam, a young Christian woman living in the Roman Empire during the 1st Century, and Marcus, the Roman officer who desired to win her hand. Miriam's faith is continually strengthened by the Lord as she faces hardships and fiery trials. This book culminates in the destruction of Jerusalem and its Temple in A.D. 70.

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More About H. Rider Haggard

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! H. Rider Haggard(1856-1925) worked in South Africa during the time of Britian's war with the Zulus and the First Boer War. He turned these experiences into fiction on his return to England and achieved popular and critical acclaim with KING SOLOMON'S MINES (1885), ALLAN QUATERMAIN (1887) and SHE (1887)."

H. Rider Haggard was born in 1856 and died in 1925.

H. Rider Haggard has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Modern Library Classics (Paperback)
  2. Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)
  3. Penguin Classics
  4. Puffin Classics

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Adventure and Romance Galore - Make a Movie of This, Someone  Mar 24, 2005
I have set myself to reading all of the H. Rider Haggard novels, and my library had a 1903 (!) edition of this book. Geez, it is AWESOME! I love early Christianity books like _Ben Hur_ and _Quo Vadis_; this book is up in their league.

That having been said, _Pearl Maiden_ spends very little time trying to assure the reader that Christianity is the best way, the only way, and that every other culture and faith that has come before it is misguided at best and infernal at worst. That's one of the things I really admire about Haggard, the more so as I read more of his books: for a man of his time, he is remarkably open-minded.

So, what's the book about? The twisting, turning plot follows the adventures of Miriam (the "Pearl Maiden" of the book's title), an orphan whose Christian mother puts the baby into the care of a loyal servant woman. Miriam grows up in an adoring colony of Essenes, who educate her and teach her a trade (sculpting) but who, because of the dictates of their order, must send her forth into the world. She goes to live with her grandfather, a powerful Jewish merchant who hates the Roman rule and takes part in the defense of Jerusalem from Titus' forces.

Miriam, whose grandfather has allowed her to retain her Christian faith, finds herself in a conflict, for she has fallen in love with Marcus, a Roman officer. To further complicate the plot, she has been raised with Caleb, a young Jewish boy, who loves her and no other.

Well, I won't divulge any more of the the plot; you will want to savour it for yourself. It's a nice, fat book (my edition is over 500 pages), that will satisfy anyone who enjoys an action-packed historical yarn. I was up until one this morning finishing it off.

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