The World's Desire

By H. Rider Haggard (Author), Andrew Lang (Author)

Series Rediscovered Classics


Pub Date 9/6/2022

ISBN 9781454947240

Format Paperback



The World's Desire

by H. Rider Haggard, Andrew Lang
The World’s Desire begins with Odysseus utterly alone. His kingdom of Ithaca is an empty, abandoned wasteland. His beloved wife Penelope is dead. His patron goddess Athena has forsaken him.

But then Aphrodite visits Odysseus and sends him on a quest to find the world’s desire, the face that launched a thousand ships: the woman he once knew as Helen of Troy. Armed with his legendary bow, Odysseus’s final journey takes him to a court riven by murderous factions, ruled by a queen who is haunted by dreams of Odysseus’s face . . .

Sir H. Rider Haggard (1856–1925) was an English novelist best known for his romantic adventure King Solomon’s Mines (1885).
Andrew Lang (1844–1912) was a Scottish poet, novelist, literary critic, and contributor to the field of anthropology. He is best known as a collector of folk and fairy tales. The Andrew Lang Lecture series at the University of St. Andrews is named after him.

Title Details

Pages 256 pages

Trim 5.37 x 8.25 x 0 Inches

Territories World

Category Classics