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H. Rider Haggard

HENRY RIDER HAGGARD was born in Norfolk in 1856. His post of junior secretary to the Lieutenant-Governor of Natal, Sir Henry Bulwer meant that he travelled and he spent six years in South Africa. Haggard was bet by his brother that he could not write as good a novel as Stevenson's Treasure Island. The result of this bet was Haggard's 1885 book, King Solomon's Mines. It became a runaway bestseller so Haggard was able to leave London and concentrate on his writing. He published She in 1887. Haggard died in 1925.

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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
$11.00/14.00(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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