H. Rider Haggard

Henry Rider Haggard was an English writer of adventure fiction set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa, and a pioneer of the Lost World literary genre. He is best known for his novels 'King Solomon's Mines' and 'She'.


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  1. 1. King Solomon's Mines

    This adventurous novel follows the journey of a group of explorers who set out to find the legendary King Solomon's Mines in unexplored Africa. Led by a brave hunter, they face numerous dangers including wild animals, hostile tribes, and harsh landscapes. Their journey becomes a fight for survival, and they discover a lost kingdom along the way. The novel explores themes of colonialism, masculinity, and the allure of the unknown.

    The 886th Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. She

    The novel is a classic adventure tale set in a lost African civilization, revolving around a beautiful and immortal queen who has the power to kill at will and is known only as "She". The story follows two men who discover her hidden kingdom while on an expedition. The queen believes one of them to be the reincarnation of her long-lost love and tries to win him over while the other man falls in love with her. The narrative explores themes of power, immortality, and love.

    The 1448th Greatest Book of All Time