H. Rider Haggard

H. Rider Haggard

June 22, 1856 – May 14, 1925

Sir Henry Rider Haggard, KBE Kt (ˈhægərd; 22 June 1856 – 14 May 1925), known as H. Rider Haggard, was an English writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa, and a pioneer of the Lost World literary genre. He was also involved in agricultural reform throughout the British Empire. His stories, situated at the lighter end of Victorian literature, continue to be popular and influential.