Fair Margaret

Fair Margaret Read Fair Margaret Author H Rider Haggard Ivogue.co.uk In The Turbulent Reign Of King Henry VII, Peter Brome Finds Himself With A Soldier S Blood On His Hands Blood The Spanish Ambassador S Men Demand Be Repaid Poor And Fatherless, Peter Delivered The Killing Blow In Self Defense And Because Of His Helpless Love For Margaret Dark Eyed Daughter Of John Castell, The Kindly And Wealthy Merchant Who Has Overseen His Upbringing.Now Another Pursues Fair Margaret The Powerful Marquis D Aguilar Of Spain, Traveling In England Upon A Secret Mission For The Inquisition More Than Love Hangs In The Balance

Sir Henry Rider Haggard, KBE was an English writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa, and the creator of the Lost World literary genre His stories, situated at the lighter end of the scale of Victorian literature, continue to be popular and influential He was also involved in agricultural reform and improvement in the British Empire His breakout novel was King So

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  • Paperback
  • 232 pages
  • Fair Margaret
  • H. Rider Haggard
  • English
  • 21 August 2018
  • 9781603123068

10 thoughts on “Fair Margaret

  1. says:

    Every schoolchild knows that in 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue But what about the year before that Did anything of note happen in 1491 Well, as any reader of H Rider Haggard s 31st novel, Margaret, will discover, the answer is plenty Margaret, which Haggard wrote from 1905 06, was initially published in London in September 1907 under the title Fair Margaret, and here in the U.S with the shortened title a month later It is one of Haggard s historical fictions, but unlike some of his other historicals, such as 1911 s Red Eve, this one contains absolutely no fantasy elements to speak of, but is rather a straightforward swashbuckler, told in a full blooded, forthright manner.In this exciting tale, we meet Margaret Castell, the beautiful daughter of John Castell, one of London s wealthiest merchants Margaret is engaged to Peter Brome, a gallant ex soldier, and when she and her servant, Betty Dene, are shanghaied and kidnapped by the Spanish Marquis of Morella, who has taken a hot blooded fancy to her, Peter and Castell embark on a quest to save them Thus, Haggard treats us to adventures on the high seas Peter s duel with Morella on board a sinking ship in the midst of a raging storm would easily serve as the climax of most books here, it comes not even halfway through and in the cities of Moorish Granada and Seville to courtroom cases before King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella themselves and to a daring rescue from the clutches ...

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    A historical romance set during the reign of King Henry VII Story of Peter Brome who kills a soldier of the Spanish ambassador to England The soldier had manhandled Peter s cousin Margaret This brings them into contact with the powerful Marquis d Aguilar of Spain who falls in love with Margaret and through plots and subterfuge kidnaps and takes ...

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    A good story, but not my favorite Haggard novel Still, an entertaining read.

  6. says:

    I really like this book The first time I ve ever read such a book like this all of my historical fiction books are about romance D I guess my curiosity to read the book that my father read long ago did a really good job here This book is not just about romance, but the main thing here is about the courage, the bravery of a man to save his beloved ones lives, and his dignity to go against the evil man that stole his fiancee And along the journey to save his loved ones is the wisdom of the women involving in the situation I m so impressed with all the women in this book, they really shown their mental strength and the ability to persuade people through speech, which showcases the true women power.I love how the evil man is portrayed in this book, not the kind of witty, stab people behind their back kind of thing, but the one who still tried to hold some dignity and fight in an honored way The fact that all of his wrong actions were driven by his mad love towards Margaret is also an interesting point in this book.The only thing that kept me from being quite sure about giving this...

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    4 stars from Sandy

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