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H Rider Haggard

Sir (Henry) Rider Haggard (1856 - 1925) was a British novelist and is often now most closely associated with his adventure stories set in parts of the British Empire including King Solomon’s Mines (1885) and She (1887). His ‘adventure and violence’ writing style represented everything Schreiner disliked about the ‘orientalism’of how outsiders wrote about Africa, with her famous preface to The Story of An African Farm being her clearest statement of this. Haggard wrote to Schreiner concerning The African Farm and her other letters indicate she replied; it is likely that other letters were exchanged between them, although none have been traced.

For further information see:
Morton N. Cohen (2004) ‘Haggard, Sir (Henry) Rider (1856-1925)’ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Oxford University Press http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/33632
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