She: A History of Adventure. H. Rider Haggard. Illustrated by Maurice Greiffenhagen & C.H.M. Kerr. Longmans, 1887. First edition.
The story is a first-person narrative that follows the journey of Horace Holly and his ward Leo Vincey to a lost kingdom in the African interior. There, they encounter a primitive race of natives and a mysterious white queen, Ayesha, who reigns as the all-powerful “She,” or “She-who-must-be-obeyed.” In this work, Haggard developed the conventions of the Lost World sub-genre, which many later authors emulated.