Mr. Meeson's Will

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The Floating Press, 01.06.2012 - 234 Seiten
Only a storyteller as preternaturally gifted as action-adventure master H. Rider Haggard could turn a story about a legal battle over publishing rights into a gripping page-turner. Mr. Meeson's Will offers a fascinating glimpse into the legal rights of authors in the nineteenth century -- and a swashbuckling maritime misadventure that comes with a plethora of unpredictable consequences.
 

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Chapter I Augusta and Her Publisher
4
Chapter II How Eustace was Disinherited
15
Chapter III Augustas Little Sister
28
Chapter IV Augustas Decision
37
Chapter V The RMS Kangaroo
45
Chapter VI Mr Tombey Goes Forward
57
Chapter VII The Catastrophe
67
Chapter VIII Kerguelen Land
79
Chapter XIII Eustace Buys a Paper
127
Chapter XIV At HanoverSquare
133
Chapter XV Eustace Consults a Lawyer
143
Chapter XVI Short on Legal Etiquette
154
Chapter XVII How Augusta was Filed
162
Chapter XVIII Augusta Flies
172
Chapter XIX Meeson V Addison and Another
178
Chapter XX James Breaks Down
187

Chapter IX Augusta to the Rescue
90
Chapter X The Last of Mr Meeson
100
Chapter XI Rescued
110
Chapter XII Southampton Quay
118
Chapter XXI Grant as Prayed
199
Chapter XXII St Georges HanoverSquare
213
Chapter XXIII Meesons Once Again
225
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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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