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Montezuma's Daughter

Henry Rider Haggard

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A moving adventure story narrated by Thomas Wingfield, an Englishman, for Queen Elizabeth 1 of England about the murder of his mother, his trail of vengeance against the murderer which leads him to the Spanish Inquisition, slavery, romance and living under Montezuma in his kingdom which is now called Mexico.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .n too strong for me at times, the good also because my heart prompted me to it. Well, it is finished, and after all death cannot be so terrible, seeing that every human being is born to undergo it, together with all living things. Whatever else is false, I hold this to be true, that God exists and is more merciful than those who preach Him would have us to believe.' And he ceased exhausted.

Often since then I have thought of his words, and I still think of them now that my own hour is so near. As will be seen Fonseca was a fatalist, a belief which I do not altogether share, holding as I do that within certain limits we are allowed to shape our own characters and destinies. But his last sayings I believe to be true. God is and is merciful, and death is not terrible either in its act or in its consequence.

Presently Fonseca spoke again. 'Why do you lead me to talk of such things? They weary me and I have little time. I was telling of my will. Nephew, l. . . Read More

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হেনরি রাইডার হ্যাগার্ড এর লেখা নিয়ে বলার কিছু নেই, বইটা আসলেই দারুণ। শেষে মন্টেজুমার মেয়ের জন্য মন খারাপ হয়ে গেছিল। এবং ২০ বছর পর ফিরে আসার পরে ভেবেছিলাম হ্যাপি এন্ডিং এ ভাল লাগবেনা কিন্তু এরপরও মন খারাপের ভাল লাগল। পুরো বইটাই অনেক ভাল লেগেছে।

H.Rider Haggard known as the practical inventor of lost civilization novels (King Solomon's Mines, She, Allan Quatermain to name a few) takes a giant step into realism, well almost as fictional characters dominate the proceedings, in the brutal conquest of Mexico by Spain 1519- 1521.The beginning ta

Written between June 5th and September 3rd, 1891, H. Rider Haggard's 16th novel out of an eventual 58, "Montezuma's Daughter," was ultimately published in October 1893. The previous winter, Haggard and his wife Louisa had been in Mexico hunting for treasure, and on February 8th, the author had learn

An absolutely amazing story about a man who lets vengeance consume his life so that he misses out on all the blessings God puts in his path. A truly great book that everyone should read.

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