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H Rider Haggard

Sir Henry Rider Haggard (1856-1925) was a prolific British writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa. Born in Norfolk, England, Haggard was the eighth of ten children. He attended Ipswich Grammar School before leaving for London, where he worked as an unpaid secretary for a while. In 1875, Haggard travelled to South Africa to serve as the secretary to Sir Henry Bulwer, the governor of Natal. He spent six years in South Africa, during which he gained a deep...See more