H. Rider Haggard

Sir Henry Rider Haggard lived from 1856 to 1925. He was born in England, and wrote many adventure novels set in exciting, far-away places—many of which he had visited himself. His character Allan Quatermain was one of the models for the 20th century character Indiana Jones.

Haggard wrote many books, but is best known for his stories about Alan Quatermain, beginning with King Solomon's Mines, a gripping tale that rivals Stevenson's Treasure Island.

Works by H. Rider Haggard

Currently available from Books for Learning is Haggard's famous story King Solomon's Mines, adapted for children aged eleven and above.

His other works include:

  • Allan Quatermain
  • Allan's Wife
  • Maiwa's Revenge: or, The War of the Little Hand
  • Marie
  • Child of Storm
  • (Allan and) The Holy Flower
  • Finished
  • The Ivory Child
  • The Ancient Allan
  • She and Allan
  • Heu-heu: or The Monster
  • The Treasure of the Lake
  • Allan and the Ice-gods