Sir H. Rider Haggard

Standard Name: Haggard, Sir H. Rider


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Education Olivia Manning
At home Olivia was encouraged to love poetry, learned to read by the time she was four, and was later subjected to piano lessons which taught her nothing. As a teenager and thinking of herself...
Education Elma Napier
In spite of the fact that her family did not value literature as much as games, and that her mother had specific ideas about what girls should read, EN devoured every book she could get...
Education Stella Gibbons
SG learned to read fairly late, but then read voraciously. The glowing Eastern landscapes and brilliant figures
Oliver, Reggie. Out of the Woodshed: A Portrait of Stella Gibbons. Bloomsbury.
of Disraeli 's Alroy and Thomas Moore 's Lalla Rookh made a particular impression. She also developed...
Family and Intimate relationships Mrs Alexander
Her daughter Ida Hector became H. Rider Haggard 's secretary.
Blain, Virginia et al., editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford.
Friends, Associates Mary Anne Barker
MAB became a friend to the young Rider Haggard , and worked to promote his early writing. She mentions with respect many of the distinguished military and civil servants of the Crown whom she got...
Intertextuality and Influence Olivia Manning
Sir Henry Morton Stanley was a hero to OM 's father, and therefore to her as well: her father 's influence on this book can been seen through the presence in it of Rider Haggard
Intertextuality and Influence Elizabeth Robins
ER used her travels in Alaska as a basis for several short stories and adventure novels. One story, Monica's Village, parodies Rider Haggard 's popular adventure novel She.
John, Angela V. Elizabeth Robins: Staging a Life, 1862-1952. Routledge.
Leisure and Society May Crommelin
MC was a member of the Albemarle Club .
Who Was Who in Literature, 1906-1934. Gale Research.
vol. 1
She also belonged to the Society of Authors , and acted as a steward (along with over a hundred other luminaries including Walter Besant
Literary responses E. Nesbit
When EN asked Bernard Shaw to review the first Lays and Legends for To-Day, he responded with a pretend review contained in a letter, a masterpiece in faint praise: The author has a fair...
Literary responses Flora Annie Steel
An early study of FAS 's writings was A Star of India by Daya Patwardhan , complete with a bibliographical list of her works and investigation of her real-life sources.
Powell, Violet. Flora Annie Steel: Novelist of India. Heinemann.
Violet Powell, who admires...
Literary responses Florence Dixie
Her most vociferous opponents now included John Robinson , editor of the Natal Mercury (who chose to interpret her as a mere mouthpiece for Bishop Colenso ), and in time most of the British Tory...
Literary responses Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
In the TLSE. E. Mavrogordato pronounced The Lost Worlda glorious story; he had enjoyed nothing of this kind so much, he wrote, since H. Rider Haggard 's She, 1887.
TLS Centenary Archive Centenary Archive [1902-2012].
562 (17 October 1912): 443
Literary responses Elspeth Huxley
British Book News considered that EH had drawn to good effect on an intimate knowledge of African landscape, politics, and race issues and displayed great narrative skill, though a little lacking in psychological subtlety.
British Book News. British Council.
(1957): 451
Occupation Marie Corelli
From 1886, when she published her first novel, A Romance of Two Worlds, onward, MC produced books at great speed. She was an instant success, and throughout her life she sold approximately 100,000 books...
politics Florence Dixie
According to Brian Roberts , FDoriginated the scheme for providing seaside holiday camps for poor children. She opposed cruelty to animals, blood-sports (which she had once enjoyed), and vivisection. She supported Rationalism, dress reform...


12 April 1877: The Transvaal in South Africa was annexed...

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12 April 1877

The Transvaal in South Africa was annexed for the UK when Sir Theophilus Shepstone marched into it with twenty-five policemen and a Union Jack,
Gilderdale, Betty. The Seven Lives of Lady Barker. Canterbury University Press.
as Anthony Trollope put it.

30 September 1885: H. Rider Haggard published his first successful...

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30 September 1885

H. Rider Haggard published his first successful adventurenovel, King Solomon's Mines (which he said he wrote in six weeks to win a bet with his brother that he could equal Stevenson 's Treasure Island).

October 1886-January 1887: The Graphic serialised with illustrations...

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October 1886-January 1887

The Graphic serialised with illustrations H. Rider Haggard 's exotic imperialist (and racist and sexist) adventurenovelShe, which features a hitherto-immortal Queen ruling in the heart of Africa.

1887: The monthly Atalanta: Every Girl's Magazine...

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The monthlyAtalanta: Every Girl's Magazine began publication.

By 16 July 1887: H. Rider Haggard published his novel Allan...

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By 16 July 1887

H. Rider Haggard published his novelAllan Quartermain.

1920: The number of Miners' Institutes (which included...

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The number of Miners' Institutes (which included Miners' Libraries ) increased following the decision regularly to supplement the levy financing them from the national Miners' Welfare Fund .


Haggard, Sir H. Rider. “Introduction”. King Solomon’s Mines, edited by Dennis Butts, Oxford University Press, 1989.