Sir Henry Rider Haggard (1856-1925) was an English author of adventure novels set in exotic locales, predominantly Africa. King Solomon’s Mines, one of his best-known books, details the life of the explorer Allan Quartermain. She: A History of Adventure followed, introducing the character Ayesha. While much of Haggard’s reputation stems from those two books and their subsequent series, he also wrote nonfiction and short stories.
Allan's Wife And Othersby H. Rider Haggard
During his years in Africa, it's said Haggard came to know and appreciate Zulu culture -- intimately, as it were.
Sir Henry Rider Haggard wrote adventure novels set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa and was a pioneer of the Lost World literary genre. His stories, situated at the lighter end of Victorian literature, continue to be popular and influential.
During his years in Africa, it's said Haggard came to know and appreciate Zulu culture -- intimately, as it were. It's said he had an affair with an African woman, and not just any sort of an affair, but the sort of affair that makes men mutter in retrospect about profound relationships. That's the tale they tell on Haggard: that affair changed his portrayal of women. Even the psychologists got in on the act -- really, psychologists! Just ask Carl Jung, who used Haggard's She to exemplify anima.
Or not. Read these stories, we say, and see for yourself. Included here are "Allan's Wife," "Hunter Quatermain's Story," "A Tale of Three Lions," and "Long Odds."
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