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H. Rider Haggard (1856–1925)

Autor(a) de King Solomon's Mines

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About the Author

Sir Henry Rider Haggard (1856-1925) is best remembered for his 34 adventure fantasy novels set in exotic locations. As a child, Haggard, whose father was an English barrister, was considered dim-witted and was inclined to daydreaming. His parents ended his formal education when he was seventeen, mostrar mais and he was sent to work in South Africa, where his imagination was inspired by the people, animals, and jungle. He became close friends with authors Rudyard Kipling and Andrew Lang. Haggard's most popular books are King Solomon's Mines (1886) and She (1887). He also wrote short stories, as well as nonfiction on topics such as gardening, English farming, and rural life, interests which led to duties on government commissions concerned with land maintenance. For his literary contributions and his government service, Haggard was knighted in 1912. Several of Haggard's novels have been filmed. She was filmed in 1965, starring Ursula Andress. King Solomon's Mines was filmed with Stewart Granger and Deborah Kerr in 1950, and again with Richard Chamberlain and Sharon Stone in 1985. Also, the novel Allan Quatermain was filmed as Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold with Richard Chamberlain and Sharon Stone in 1986. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras de H. Rider Haggard

King Solomon's Mines (1882) 5,738 cópias
She (1886) 2,936 cópias
Allan Quatermain (1887) 822 cópias
The People of the Mist (1894) — Autor — 535 cópias
Ayesha: The Return of She (1905) — Autor — 503 cópias
Cleopatra (1889) — Autor — 305 cópias
She and Allan (1921) 268 cópias
Eric Brighteyes (1890) — Autor — 251 cópias
The World's Desire (1890) 217 cópias
Montezuma's Daughter (1893) 190 cópias
Pearl Maiden (1903) 184 cópias
Wisdom's Daughter (1923) — Autor — 165 cópias
When the World Shook (1919) — Autor — 151 cópias
The Wanderer's Necklace (1914) 149 cópias
Lysbeth: A Tale of the Dutch (1901) 131 cópias
Allan's Wife (1889) 130 cópias
The Brethren (1904) 128 cópias
Nada the Lily (1892) 127 cópias
The Morning Star of Amen (1910) 110 cópias
Marie (1912) 106 cópias
Child of Storm (1913) 105 cópias
Allan and the Holy Flower (1915) — Autor — 105 cópias
Queen Sheba's Ring (1910) — Autor — 99 cópias
The Ivory Child (1916) 97 cópias
Heart of the World (1910) 91 cópias
Maiwa's Revenge (1888) 84 cópias
She & King Solomon's Mines (1957) 78 cópias
The Ancient Allan (1920) 74 cópias
100 Eternal Masterpieces of Literature - volume 2 (2020) — Contribuinte — 71 cópias
Finished (1917) 68 cópias
Moon of Israel (1918) 58 cópias
The Yellow God (1908) 55 cópias
Red Eve (1911) 54 cópias
Heu-Heu or the Monster (1924) 54 cópias
The Wizard (1896) 49 cópias
The Virgin of the Sun (1922) 48 cópias
Mr. Meeson's Will (1888) 47 cópias
The Treasure of the Lake (1926) 46 cópias
The Ghost Kings (1908) 42 cópias
The Witch's Head (1884) 40 cópias
Swallow (1898) 40 cópias
Cleopatra(Annotated) (2016) 39 cópias
Beatrice (1889) 38 cópias
Fair Margaret (1907) 37 cópias
Jess (1886) 37 cópias
Dawn (1884) 34 cópias
Colonel Quaritch, V.C. (1888) 34 cópias
She & The Return of She (1972) — Autor — 33 cópias
The Mahatma and the Hare (1911) 33 cópias
King Solomon's Mines [1985 film] (1985) — Autor — 33 cópias
Queen of the Dawn (1925) 29 cópias
The Lady of Blossholme (1909) 27 cópias
Smith and the Pharaohs (1920) 27 cópias
Stella Fregelius (1903) 26 cópias
Doctor Therne (1898) 24 cópias
A Tale of Three Lions (1887) 21 cópias
Belshazzar (1928) — Autor — 20 cópias
Black Heart and White Heart (1900) 19 cópias
Long Odds (1886) 19 cópias
Joan Haste (1894) 18 cópias
Love Eternal (1918) 16 cópias
A Farmers Year (1899) 12 cópias
Allan Quatermain der Jäger (1905) 11 cópias
Mary of Marion Isle (2008) 9 cópias
The Last Boer War (2001) 7 cópias
The Way of the Spirit (2008) 7 cópias
Zikalis Rache (1993) 6 cópias
Lei (1974) 5 cópias
A Winter Pilgrimage (2009) 4 cópias
Die Berge des Mondes (1994) 4 cópias
A Gardener's Year (2010) 4 cópias
Magepa The Buck (1912) 4 cópias
Only a Dream (2012) 3 cópias
ALLAN QUATERMAIN.TOME 2. (1887) 3 cópias
ELLA (1976) — Original from — 3 cópias
She 2 cópias
Kütt Quatermaini lugu (2005) 2 cópias
La città nascosta (2011) 2 cópias
ALLAN QUATERMAIN.TOME 1. (1983) 2 cópias
The Days of My Life - Vol 1 (2010) 2 cópias
African Stories 2 cópias
Margaret 1 exemplar(es)
He - Primary Source Edition (2014) 1 exemplar(es)
La nuit des Pharaons. (1985) 1 exemplar(es)
She [Short Story] 1 exemplar(es)
Alan Quatermain 1 exemplar(es)
The Lady of the Heavens 1 exemplar(es)
Nada the Lily 1 exemplar(es)
Rozamunda 1 exemplar(es)
MY FELLOW LABORER. 1 exemplar(es)
KING SOLOMON´S MINES 1 exemplar(es)
La Fille de Montezuma (Néo plus) (1986) 1 exemplar(es)
Les aventures d'Allan Quatermain (2014) 1 exemplar(es)
Lysbeth Annotated (2022) 1 exemplar(es)
Allan Quatermain (2024) 1 exemplar(es)
The Brethren (2017) 1 exemplar(es)
(all) 1 exemplar(es)
Pollyanna 1 exemplar(es)
L'ESCLAVE REINE (1984) 1 exemplar(es)
Las minas del rey Salomón (2015) 1 exemplar(es)
i 1 exemplar(es)
Ella. Vols. I i II 1 exemplar(es)
Mary of Marion Isle 1 exemplar(es)
About Fiction 1 exemplar(es)
Den sorte lilie 1 exemplar(es)
Maiwas Hævn 1 exemplar(es)
Rider Haggard: Complete Collection (2015) 1 exemplar(es)
טבעת מלכת שבא 1 exemplar(es)
Nefra, sjednotitelka Egypta (1998) 1 exemplar(es)
Belshazzar 1 exemplar(es)
She Vol. 2 1 exemplar(es)
The Zayat Kiss 1 exemplar(es)
Barbara Who Came Back 1 exemplar(es)
Joan Haste (2009) 1 exemplar(es)
She - Rainha de Kôr Livro 1 (1996) 1 exemplar(es)
ඈ සහ ඇලන් 1 exemplar(es)
The Blue Curtains 1 exemplar(es)
Little Flower (2012) 1 exemplar(es)
Child of the storm 1 exemplar(es)
The Retirn of She 1 exemplar(es)
Jitřenka (1920) 1 exemplar(es)
King Solomon's Mines 1 exemplar(es)
King Solomon's Mines 1 exemplar(es)
Luno de Izrael 1 exemplar(es)
King Solomon's Mines 1 exemplar(es)
رقصة الموت 1 exemplar(es)
Novelas escogidas 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Tales Before Tolkien: The Roots of Modern Fantasy (2003) — Contribuinte — 615 cópias
The Road to Science Fiction #1: From Gilgamesh to Wells (1977) — Contribuinte — 153 cópias
Isaac Asimov's Magical Worlds of Fantasy, Volume 2: Witches (1984) — Contribuinte — 139 cópias
Science Fiction Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2015) — Contribuinte — 138 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Modern Ghost Stories (2007) — Contribuinte — 134 cópias
The Big Book of Adventure Stories (2011) — Contribuinte — 115 cópias
Into the Mummy's Tomb (2001) — Contribuinte — 113 cópias
Mammoth Book of Short Fantasy Novels (1986) — Contribuinte, algumas edições77 cópias
World's Great Adventure Stories (1929) — Contribuinte — 75 cópias
Lost Worlds Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2017) — Contribuinte — 55 cópias
King Solomon's Mines [1950 film] (1950) — Original novel — 50 cópias
Baker's Dozen: 13 Short Fantasy Novels (1984) — Contribuinte — 39 cópias
Terror by Gaslight: More Victorian Tales of Terror (1975) — Contribuinte — 35 cópias
Famous and Curious Animal Stories (1982) — Contribuinte — 29 cópias
King Solomon's Mines and Other Adventure Classics (2016) — Contribuinte — 29 cópias
King Solomon's Mines [2004 mini-series] (2004) — Original book — 22 cópias
Isaac Asimov Presents the Best Fantasy of the 19th Century (1982) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
Realms of wizardry (1976) — Contribuinte — 21 cópias
Fifty True Stories Stranger Than Fiction (1936) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
Horror by Lamplight (1993) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
Fifty Enthralling Stories of the Mysterious East (1930) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
Stories by English Authors (1902) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
Stories by English Authors: Africa (1896) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Loaded for Bear: A Treasury of Great Hunting Stories (1990) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
The Zinzolin Book of Occult Fiction (2022) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
My First Book (1894) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Escape Stories (1980) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
The Thrill of Horror: 22 Terrifying Tales (1975) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Spirits Spooks and Other Sinister Creatures (1984) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Ancient Egyptian Supernatural Tales (2016) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Marvel Classics Comics No. 24 — Story — 2 cópias
Famous Fantastic Mysteries, Vol. 11, No. 3, February 1950 (1950) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Famous Fantastic Mysteries, Vol. 07, No. 1, December 1945 (1945) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
A Strange Career: Life and Adventures of John Gladwyn Jebb (1895) — Introdução — 1 exemplar(es)


Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Haggard, H. Rider
Nome de batismo
Rider Haggard, Sir Henry
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de enterro
Ditchingham, Norfolk, England
País (para mapa)
England, UK
Local de nascimento
Bradenham, Norfolk, England, UK
Local de falecimento
London, England, UK
Locais de residência
South Africa
Ipswich Grammar School
civil servant
Haggard, Lilias Rider (daughter)
Knight Commander, Order of the British Empire (1919)
Knight Bachelor (1912)
Pequena biografia
Sir H. Rider Haggard

Also known asSir Henry Rider Haggard
June 22, 1856

Bradenham, England
May 14, 1925 (aged 68)

London, England
notable works“She”
“King Solomon’s Mines”
“Heart of the World”
“The Ivory Child”
“Nada the Lily”
“A Farmer’s Year”
“Queen Sheba’s Ring”
“Rural England”

Sir H. Rider Haggard, in full Sir Henry Rider Haggard (born June 22, 1856, Bradenham, Norfolk, Eng.—died May 14, 1925, London), English novelist best known for his romantic adventure King Solomon’s Mines (1885).

The son of a barrister, Haggard was educated at Ipswich grammar school and by private tutors. In 1875, at age 19, he went to southern Africa as secretary to the governor of Natal, Sir Henry Bulwer. Then he served on Sir Theophilus Shepstone’s staff and himself hoisted the flag at the brief first annexation of the Transvaal (1877–81). He then became master of the high court there. In 1879 he returned to England, wrote a history of recent events in southern Africa, Cetywayo and His White Neighbours (1882), and read for the bar.

He published two unsuccessful novels but captured the public with his African adventure story King Solomon’s Mines. He followed this with She (1887) and further stories of Africa, notably Allan Quatermain (1887), Nada the Lily (1892), Queen Sheba’s Ring (1910), Marie (1912), and The Ivory Child (1916). He used other settings for such striking romances as Cleopatra (1889), Montezuma’s Daughter (1893), and Heart of the World (1896).

Haggard was also a practical farmer; he served on several government commissions concerning agriculture and was knighted in 1912 for these services. A Farmer’s Year (1899) and Rural England, 2 vol. (1902), are works of some importance. His autobiography, The Days of My Life: An Autobiography by Sir H. Rider Haggard (1926), was edited by C.J. Longman and published posthumously. With Robert Louis Stevenson, George MacDonald, and William Morris, Haggard was part of the literary reaction against domestic realism that has been called a romance revival.
(Written By: The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica)



Three men trek to the remote African interior in search of a lost friend - and reach, at the end of a perilous journey, an unknown land cut off from the world, where terrible dangers threaten anyone who ventures near the spectacular diamond mines of King Solomon...
PlumfieldCH | outras 127 resenhas | Apr 30, 2024 |
hang in until you get past the first 100 pages or so ... about the time they find the "entrance" ... then don't plan on putting it down until you finish
dlinnen | outras 127 resenhas | Feb 3, 2024 |
I loved this book. If not for the persistent casual racism (that thankfully mostly ceased after the first third, once the characters had left towns and civilisation for the desert and the mountains), it would have earned five stars.

That kind of talk, that was prevalent for those first few chapters, cannot go unchallenged, though.

What I long for is an adventure story told from the point of view of main characters of colour -- what of the African adventurers themselves who surely have histories and mythologies to share of their own culture? Of the Sherpas who tirelessly climb the slopes of Everest while the white people who pay them to carry all the gear garner the glory? Of the ancient southern, eastern, middle eastern and near eastern civilisations who built all of the magnificence characters like Quatermain, Umbopa, Curtis and Good seek? Those are surely magnificent, dramatic and exciting stories that deserve to be read as widely as those written by colonialists two centuries ago.… (mais)
Joshua_Pray | outras 127 resenhas | Dec 30, 2023 |
Questo è uno dei tanti libri adocchiati per caso che ha finito per stupirmi. Iniziato in sordina, ha finito per conquistarmi e farsi divorare fino all'ultima parola.

Come da titolo, il protagonista è Olaf, vichingo tutto d'un pezzo per il quale il Fato avrà in serbo grandi gioie e grandi dolori. Olaf non è uomo da scendere a compromessi ed è sincero anche a scapito della sua sicurezza personale. È uno di quegli uomini per i quali vale il motto: meglio morto che senza onore. Uno di quelli per i quali la parola data è sacra e inviolabile e che non tradirebbe mai i propri principi.

Olaf è un tipo vecchio stampo e anche il libro che parla di lui ha un sapore antico, il sapore dei vecchi poemi eroici, dove il Fato spinge verso il loro destino gli uomini, che possono soltanto scegliere di affrontarlo a testa alta o voltargli vigliaccamente le spalle, per poi essere colpiti dall'infamia.

Grandiosa e commovente, la storia di Olaf ci mostrerà la forza della rettitudine, una forza capace di dare a un uomo il coraggio di affrontare la propria sorte anche dopo aver perso tutto ciò che lo aveva definito fino a quel momento.
… (mais)
lasiepedimore | outras 2 resenhas | Aug 28, 2023 |


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