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About the Author: H. Rider Haggard

Sir Henry Rider Haggard was an English writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa, and the creator of the Lost World literary genre. His stories, situated at the lighter end of the scale of Victorian literature, continue to be popular and influential. He was also involved in agricultural reform and improvement in the British Empire.

His breakout novel was King Solomon's Mines (1885), which was to be the first in a series telling of the multitudinous adventures of its protagonist, Allan Quatermain.

Haggard was made a Knight Bachelor in 1912 and a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1919. He stood unsuccessfully for Parliament as a Conservative candidate for the Eastern division of Norfolk in 1895. The locality of Rider, British Columbia, was named in his memory.

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Paperback, Published in Mar 2008 by Book Jungle

ISBN10: 1605972886 | ISBN13: 9781605972886

Page count: 136

Henry Rider Haggard was a British Victorian writer known for his adventure novels set is exotic places. His writings are sympathetic to the natives. He often portrayed Africans as heroic in his stories even though the main characters are usually European. Allan's Wife is part of the Allan Quartermain series. Alan Quartermain was the main character in the novel King Solomon's Mines. He also appears in several sequels including Marie and the novel She which paired Quartermain with another Haggard character favorite Ayesha. . Quartermain was a progressive Victorian. He was a big game hunter in Africa who championed the cause of the natives.

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