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The first fictional adventure novel set in Africa, KING SOLOMON'S MINES captured the imagination of the British public and is considered the genesis of the Lost World literary genre
Sir Henry Rider Haggard was born in Bradenham, Norfolk, in 1856. The sixth son of a lawyer, he became junior secretary to the Governor of Natal in 1875. He spentsix years in Africa and was fascinated by its landscape, wildlife and mysterious past. Soon after returning to England he wrote his first novel, KING SOLOMON'S MINES, which became an instant bestseller. Haggard continued to be a hugely successful writer and avid traveller. He died in 1925.
"Enchantment is just what H. Rider Haggard exercised . . . [his] books live today with undiminished vitality." "Graham Greene""