Mr. Meeson's Will: An Intriguing Tale of Inheritance and Greed in Victorian Society

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Good Press, 04.12.2019 - 233 Seiten
H. Rider Haggard's 'Mr. Meeson's Will' is a gripping Victorian tale that delves into themes of inheritance, greed, and the complexities of human nature. Written in Haggard's signature descriptive prose, the novel weaves a captivating narrative that keeps readers on the edge of their seats. The intricate plot and well-developed characters reflect the author's deep understanding of the human psyche, making it a timeless piece of literature that continues to resonate with audiences today. Set against the backdrop of 19th century England, the novel offers a vivid portrayal of society and class distinctions of the time. Haggard's attention to detail and atmospheric storytelling create a rich reading experience that transports readers to a bygone era. H. Rider Haggard, a prolific Victorian author known for his adventure novels, drew inspiration from his own experiences in colonial Africa to craft 'Mr. Meeson's Will.' As a keen observer of human behavior and societal norms, Haggard used his literary talents to explore complex moral dilemmas and universal truths. His deep understanding of human nature shines through in this compelling work, showcasing his ability to captivate readers with his storytelling prowess. For readers who appreciate classic literature that combines rich storytelling with insightful social commentary, 'Mr. Meeson's Will' is a must-read. Haggard's masterful prose and engaging narrative make this novel a timeless classic that offers both entertainment and intellectual stimulation. Whether you are a fan of Victorian literature or looking for a captivating tale that delves into the darker aspects of human nature, this novel is sure to leave a lasting impression.
 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS CHAPTER I AUGUSTA AND HER PUBLISHER
HOW EUSTACE WAS DISINHERITED
AUGUSTAS LITTLE SISTER
AUGUSTAS DECISION
THE R M S KANGAROO
Mr Meesons Will
MR TOMBEY GOES FORWARD
THE CATASTROPHE
EUSTACE BUYS A PAPER
AT HANOVERSQUARE
EUSTACE CONSULTS A LAWYER
The Early Englishman
SHORT ON LEGAL ETIQUETTE
HOW AUGUSTA WAS FILED
AUGUSTA FLIES
MEESON V ADDISON AND ANOTHER

KERGUELEN LAND
AUGUSTA TO THE RESCUE
THE LAST OF MR MEESON
RESCUED
SOUTHAMPTON QUAY
BEFORE THE RIGHT HONOURABLE THE PRESIDENT IN THE MATTER OF MEESON DECEASED
JAMES BREAKS DOWN
GRANT AS PRAYED
ST GEORGES HANOVERSQUARE
ADDISON AND ANOTHER
MEESONS ONCE AGAIN
THE

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Sir Henry Rider Haggard (1856-1925) is best remembered for his 34 adventure fantasy novels set in exotic locations. As a child, Haggard, whose father was an English barrister, was considered dim-witted and was inclined to daydreaming. His parents ended his formal education when he was seventeen, and he was sent to work in South Africa, where his imagination was inspired by the people, animals, and jungle. He became close friends with authors Rudyard Kipling and Andrew Lang. Haggard's most popular books are King Solomon's Mines (1886) and She (1887). He also wrote short stories, as well as nonfiction on topics such as gardening, English farming, and rural life, interests which led to duties on government commissions concerned with land maintenance. For his literary contributions and his government service, Haggard was knighted in 1912. Several of Haggard's novels have been filmed. She was filmed in 1965, starring Ursula Andress. King Solomon's Mines was filmed with Stewart Granger and Deborah Kerr in 1950, and again with Richard Chamberlain and Sharon Stone in 1985. Also, the novel Allan Quatermain was filmed as Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold with Richard Chamberlain and Sharon Stone in 1986.

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