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Red Eve

Henry Rider Haggard

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Book Excerpt: 
. . . acknowledgment of his rank, they trussed up by himself, having first relieved him of his purse by way of fine. As it chanced, however, Hugh turned and saw them in the act.

"God's truth! Would you make common thieves of us?" he said angrily. "Their weapons and harness are ours by right of war, but I'll hunt the man who steals their money out of my company."

So the purse was restored. When it was safe in the knight's pouch again Hugh saluted him, begging his pardon that it should have been touched.

"But how are you named, sir?" he added.

"Sir Pierre de la Roche is my name," replied the knight sadly, and in French.

"Then, Sir Pierre de la Roche," said Hugh, "here you and your people must bide until some come to set you free, which, as this place is lonely and little crossed in winter, may be to-day or may be to-morrow. When at length you get back to Blythburgh Manor, however, or to Dunwich town, I trust it to your hon. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Set in the 14th Century at the time of the great Venice quake, the beginning of the Hundred Years War, and the start of the spread of the plague, the fictional characters move from England to France to Italy and back. Given my limited knowledge of the time the historical personages and battle descri

If you love H. Rider Haggard the black plague and romance then you are sure to love this novel.

Не будь на свете женщин, чем тогда могли заниматься мужчины? Или… о чём тогда писать Райдеру Хаггарду? На страницах очередного произведения описывались приключения, связанные с необходимостью разрубить узел злосчастного брака. Некогда произошло неприятное — без приличествующих ухаживаний и подвигов

Great read.

I really liked the title character and wish she had more of a role in the events of the book, but otherwise I really liked this one. Great fight scenes, great mythical elements, great villains. Very little not to love.

An adventure/ romance that follows the struggles of a sturdy 14th century member of the minor gentry to win his love and fulfill a mission set by his king. It opens in February, 1346 in England with two lovers since childhood, cousins whose well to do families are feuding, attempt to flee together t

For his 37th work of fiction, H. Rider Haggard, the so-called "father of the lost-race novel" and an expert at writing historical adventure tales as well, decided to go back to the Dark Ages. "Red Eve," which Haggard wrote in a six-month period from 1908-1909, was ultimately published in 1911, and t

H. Rider Haggard has got to be one of the best story-tellers of all time! All previous of his books I've read took place in Africa. _Red Eve_ provided a decided change of scenery, taking the reader to (not so) "Merry" Old England, Italy and France of the 14th century. I am not particularly excited a

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