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H Rider Haggard

H. Rider Haggard, very much a product of the British Empire system, was a terrific writer of adventure fiction. From the 1880s he pioneered a category of lost world fiction that was continued by H. G. Wells and Edgar Rice Burroughs. With King Solomon's Mines, The Ghost Kings and the Allan Quatermain novels he created a fascinating world of hidden magic, ancient curses and the terror of the unknown.