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Henry Rider Haggard (1856 – 1925), English writer of adventure stories, often set in Africa (he had spent seven years in South Africa as a young man).
His two best-known novels are King Solomons Mines, in which a group of Englishmen, guided by the hunter Allan Quatermain, go in search of the eponymous treasure chamber; and She, in which Leo Vincey and Horace Holly are guided by a Vincey heirloom to a lost African kingdom ruled by the immortal queen Ayesha, whose subjects call her "She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed". Both have numerous prequels and sequels — including (perhaps inevitably) She and Allan, which is a prequel to both — and both have been filmed multiple times.
Works by H. Rider Haggard with their own trope page include:
H. Rider Haggard's other works include examples of:
- Darkest Africa
- Death of the Hypotenuse: In Mary of Marion Isle
- Jungle Opera
- Lost World: Haggard was one of the trope makers.
- Mighty Whitey: In Montezuma's Daughter, an Englishman leads Mexican natives in their struggle against Spanish colonizers.