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Title:The Yellow God
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Publisher:Aegypan
ISBN:1598186329
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Number of Pages:208
Category:Adventure, Fantasy, Classics, Fiction, Victorian

The Yellow God by H. Rider Haggard

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Yellow God One of H Rider Haggard s African novels The Yellow God An Idol of Africa features many fantastic elements including fetish objects magic masks lost races reincarnation and an immortal woman who preserves all of her past husbands as mummies The hero of the story is Alan Vernon a young retired army major who after undergoing financial ruin decides to travel to Africa to make his fortune in hopes of eventually winning the hand of beautiful Barbara Champers Haswell Vernon has heard of a mysterious kingdom ruled by the priestess and plans to help himself to the gold found there Like most of Haggard s works The Yellow God is a thrilling adventure novel

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