The Heart of the World
In H. Rider Haggard's central American romance Heart of the World, Don Ignacio, the last heir of Guatemoc and the ruler of the Aztec Empire before Cortes, is bequeathed half of an emerald meant to identify him as successor to the rightful Aztec sovereign. Accompanied by his Inglese friend James Strickland, and guided by the beautiful Maya, they travel to the City of the Heart. HW was serialized in Pearson's Weekly from August 1894 to January 1895. Longmans, Green, and Co., New York, published the first edition in May 1895, which included 13 full-page illustrations by Amy Sawyer. The Longmans, Green, and Co., London, edition published 27 March 1896 added 2 illustrations making a total of 15. Longmans printed 10,000 copies of this edition. Sawyer is noteworthy in this archive for being Haggard's only female illustrator.
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