H. Rider Haggard





H. Rider Haggard

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born
in Bradenham, Norfolk, The United Kingdom
June 22, 1856

died
May 14, 1925

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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 18
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King Solomon's Mines (Allan...
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 25,799 ratings — published 1885 — 340 editions
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She (She, #1)
3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 5,734 ratings — published 1887 — 197 editions
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Allan Quatermain
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 2,258 ratings — published 1887 — 106 editions
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The People of the Mist
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 1,839 ratings — published 1894 — 96 editions
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Ayesha: The Return of She
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Montezuma's Daughter
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King Solomon's Mines
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She and Allan
3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 289 ratings — published 1920 — 55 editions
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“As I grow older, I regret to say that a detestable habit of thinking seems to be getting a hold of me.”
H. Rider Haggard
tags: humor

“The moon went slowly down in loveliness; she departed into the depth of the horizon, and long veil-like shadows crept up the sky through which the stars appeared. Soon, however, they too began to pale before a splendour in the east, and the advent of the dawn declared itself in the newborn blue of heaven. Quieter and yet more quiet grew the sea, quiet as the soft mist that brooded on her bosom, and covered up her troubling, as in our tempestuous life the transitory wreaths of sleep brook upon a pain-racked soul, causing it to forget its sorrow. From the east to the west sped those angels of the Dawn, from sea to sea, from mountain-top to mountain-top, scattering light from breast and wing. On they sped out of the darkness, perfect, glorious; on, over the quiet sea, over the low coast-line, and the swamps beyond, and the mountains above them; over those who slept in peace and those who woke in sorrow; over the evil and the good; over the living and the dead; over the wide world and all that breathes or as breathed thereon.”
H. Rider Haggard, She

“Yea, all things live forever, though at times they sleep and are forgotten.”
H. Rider Haggard, She

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