mapbacks

The Lost City of Kor, home of Ayesha, She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed, from rear cover of 1949 Dell mapback of H. Rider Haggard’s lost civilization classic, She (1887).

She is one of the best-selling works of all-time. It has never been out of print since 1887.

Deathless and all-powerful witch-queen Ayesha has inspired scores of imitators. (Tolkien’s Galadriel is one.) and Kor has inspired numberless lost civilization stories.

The story has been filmed at least 11 times, first in 1911.