H. Rider Haggard

H. Rider Haggard

Henry Rider Haggard (1856-1925) was an English novelist and pioneer of the lost world literary genre. He is best known for his adventure romances set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa, such as King Solomon's Mines and She.

H. Rider Haggard, English novelist

Haggard was born in Bradenham, Norfolk, England, to a wealthy family. He was educated at Clifton College and Trinity Hall, Cambridge. After graduating from Cambridge, he worked as a civil servant in the Colonial Office. In 1875, he was posted to Natal, South Africa, where he served as secretary to the governor.

Haggard's experiences in Africa inspired many of his novels. His most famous novel, King Solomon's Mines, was published in 1885. The novel is an adventure story about a group of explorers who search for the lost mines of King Solomon. King Solomon's Mines was an immediate success and launched Haggard's career as a novelist.

Haggard followed up King Solomon's Mines with a number of other successful novels, including She (1886), Allan Quatermain (1887), and Jess (1887). His novels were known for their fast-paced plots, exciting adventure sequences, and colorful characters. Haggard also wrote a number of non-fiction books about his experiences in Africa, including Cetewayo and His White Neighbours (1882) and A Farmer's Year (1902).

Haggard was a prolific writer and published over 60 books during his lifetime. His works were translated into many languages and became popular all over the world. He was also a successful playwright, and his plays were performed in London and New York City.

Haggard died in London in 1925 at the age of 68. He is considered one of the most important British adventure writers of all time. His work continues to be read and enjoyed by people all over the world.

Haggard's legacy is immense. He is one of the most influential authors in popular culture and his works have had a profound impact on the adventure, science fiction, and fantasy genres. His characters, such as Allan Quatermain and Ayesha, have become iconic figures in Western literature. Haggard's work continues to inspire and entertain readers around the world.

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The Ivory Child
The Ivory Child is a classic adventure novel by H. Rider Haggard, published in 1916....
Child of Storm
Child of Storm is a classic adventure novel by H. Rider Haggard, published in 1913. It...
Ayesha, the Return of She
Ayesha: The Return of She is a classic adventure novel by H. Rider Haggard, published...
She and Allan
She and Allan is a classic adventure novel by H. Rider Haggard, published in 1921. It...
The People of the Mist
The People of the Mist is a thrilling adventure novel by H. Rider Haggard, published...
Allan Quatermain
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She
She
She is a classic adventure novel by H. Rider Haggard, first published in 1886. The...
King Solomon's Mines
King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard is a classic adventure novel set in the...
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