The World's Desire, coauthored with Andrew Lang, is the continuing story of Odyseus, who returns to Ithaca to find his home destroyed. Aphrodite orders him to go to Egypt to seek out the immortal Helen, whom he wooed before marrying Penelope. This book might be called The Further Adventures of Odysseus or The Odyssey, Part 2.
Sir Henry Rider Haggard (22 June 1856 – 14 May 1925) was an English writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa, and a founder of the Lost World literary genre. He was also involved in agricultural reform around the British Empire. His stories, situated at the lighter end of Victorian literature, continue to be popular and influential.