Sir Henry Rider Haggard KBE (1856-1925) was a Victorian writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations. After failing his army entrance exam he was sent to a private 'crammer' in London to prepare for the entrance exam for the British Foreign Office, for which he never sat. Haggard's father sent him to Africa in an unpaid position as assistant to the secretary to Lieutenant-Governor of Natal Sir Henry Bulwer. Heavily influenced by the larger-than-life adventurers he met in Colonial Africa, the great mineral wealth discovered in Africa, and the ruins of ancient lost civilizations in Africa such as Great Zimbabwe, Haggard created his Allan Quatermain adventures. Haggard also wrote about agricultural and social issues reform, in part inspired by his experiences in Africa, but also based on what he saw in Europe. Haggard is most famous as the author of the best-selling novel King Solomon's Mines (1885). Amongst his other works are She (1887), Allan Quatermain (1888), Eric Brighteyes (1891) and Ayesha (1895).
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Book Description Hutchinson, 1971. Book Condition: Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP65622369
Book Description Jan 01, 1971. Book Condition: Used: Acceptable. Ex-library book, usual markings. With original dust cover. Well read copy with some spine wear. Colouring of page edges due to age. Quick dispatch from UK seller. Bookseller Inventory # P02_1919_HX_03/16
Book Description Jan 01, 1971. Book Condition: Used: Acceptable. Ex-library book, usual markings. Hardback with original dustcover laminated to boards. Well read copy with some spine wear. Colouring of page edges due to age. Quick dispatch from UK seller. Bookseller Inventory # S02_1660_HX_03/16