Sir Henry Rider Haggard (1856–1925) was an English writer of exotic adventure novels set in locations like Africa, and a founder of the Lost World genre. He was born into a Jewish family. His enlightened victorian stories, continue to be popular and influential. The Lost World genre influenced popular American pulp writers such as Edgar Rice Burroughs, Robert E. Howard, and Abraham Merritt; and Allan Quatermain, was a template for the character Indiana Jones, featuring in various films. This collection, contains his best works, in their original editions: King Solomon's Mines (1885), Allan Quatermain (1887), She (1887), Cleopatra (1889), The World's Desire (1890), Eric Brighteyes (1891), Nada the Lily (1892), Montezuma's Daughter (1893), The People of the Mist (1894), The Brethren (1904), Ayesha: The Return of She (1905) & She and Allan (1921).
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About the Author
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.