Henry Rider Haggard Analysis

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Born in 1856, Henry Rider Haggard remained all his life one of the servants of British power. He is active in the British imperial policy in South Africa, where he was successively Secretary Henry Bulwe, governor of Natal (1874-1875), involved in the mission of annexation of the Transvaal (1877), then Clerk Pretoria High Court. Hardly had he time to go to England to marry (1879), he returned to Natal until the Zulu and Boer rebellion forced him to join the metropolis.
Then he will start to write, first test on Africa (Cetywayo and his White Neighbours, 1882), and then quickly, a first novel that will ensure him success immediately, King Solomon's Mines (1885 ), which will be followed by many others.
Besides fiction and travel books, Haggard wrote two books on Army Hi (The Poor and the Land. Report on the Salvation Army Colonies, 1905) and several books on the agricultural economy (Rural England, 1902) .
Good Christian, a servant of the Empire, enlightened economist and agricultural problems, Haggard multiply missions for the government, which earned him a knighthood twice. These different aspects of his personality appear in his stories: after Allan Quatermain, Henry Curtis creates a kind of detached British colony of England, where Christianity
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It opens with King Solomon's Mines (1885) soon followed by Allan Quatermain (1887), which ends with the death of the hero. Other adventures yet to follow, which will be located chronologically before the text: a new short "A Tale of the Three Lions" (1887), followed by thirteen books, including summers were translated into French Allan's Wife (1889, The Allan's wife), The Holy flower (1915, The sacred flower), The Ivory Child (1915), Allan and the Ice-Gods (1927, Ice Gods, which is an adaptation of a translation) and She and Allan (1921, She and Allan Quatermain) which enshrines the encounter of the first round and
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