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H. Rider Haggard
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    (June 22, 1856-May 14, 1925)
    Born in Bradenham, England, United Kingdom
    Birth name was Henry Rider Haggard
    Author of adventure stories
    Best known novels were 'King Solomon's Mines' (1885), 'Allan Quartermain' (1887) and 'She' (1887)
    Named a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (1919)
    He failed the army entrance exam.
    He owned an ostrich farm.
    He ran unsuccessfully for Parliament (1895).
    He named his three daughters after the heroines of his novels.
    He believed in a worldwide Jewish conspiracy.
    He completed 'King Solomon's Mines' in just six weeks after betting his brother that he could write a better adventure than Robert Louis Stevenson's 'Treasure Island.'
    He showed a much greater sympathy and understanding of his African characters than most Victorian-era writers.
    His son Jock died of measles at age 10.
    His hero Allan Quartermain became a member of the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

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