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H. Rider Haggard

Henry Rider Haggard (1856–1925) was born in Norfolk, England, the son of a gentleman farmer. After school, he went out to South Africa, where he worked for several years in the Civil Service. In 1879, he changed career, however, and took up ostrich farming. But these were times of upheaval in South Africa, and in 1881 the Transvaal (the part of the country where his farm was) was given back to the Dutch by the British, and he came back to England.

Haggard became a barrister next, but his heart was not in it, and he spent his evenings after work writing... Read More

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King Solomon's Mines
Written by H. Rider Haggard, Introduction by Alexandra Fuller
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | December 2002
$13.00/15.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6629-9 (0-8129-6629-5)

Touted by its 1885 publisher as “the most amazing story ever written,” King Solomon’s Mines was one of the bestselling novels of the nineteenth century. H. Rider Haggard’s thrilling saga of elephant hunter Allan Quatermain and his search for fabled treasure is more than just an adventure story, though: As Alexandra... Read more






She
Written by H. Rider Haggard, Illustrated by Charles H.M. Kerr and Maurice Greiffenhagen, Introduction by Margaret Atwood
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | January 2002
$12.00/14.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75905-5 (0-375-75905-0)

A runaway bestseller on its publication in 1887, H. Rider Haggard’s She is a Victorian thrill ride of a novel, featuring a lost African kingdom ruled by a mysterious, implacable queen; ferocious wildlife and yawning abysses; and an eerie love story that spans two thousand years. She has bewitched readers from... Read more





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