H. Rider Haggard was an English writer best known for writing adventure fiction like the Allan Quatermain series of books.

Haggard was born as the eighth of ten children in 1856. At some point in his upbringing, his father regarded him as someone who would not amount to much and he attended Ipswich Grammar School as opposed to the private schools attended by his brothers. His father sent him to South Africa in 1875 to take an unpaid position as assistant to the secretary to Sir Henry Bulwer, Lieutenant-Governor of the Colony of Natal. He returned to England in 1882 when he began his writing career. His first book was on the political situation in South Africa before turning to writing novels.

Publication Order of Allan Quatermain Books

King Solomon's Mines (1885)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Allan Quatermain (1887)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Allan's Wife (1887)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maiwa's Revenge (1888)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Marie (1912)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Child of Storm (1913)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Holy Flower (1915)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ivory Child (1916)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Finished (1917)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ancient Allan (1920)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
She and Allan (1921)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Heu Heu (1924)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Treasure of the Lake (1926)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Allan Quatermain and the Ice Gods (1927)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Allan's Wife, with Hunter Quatermain's Story (1980)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tales of Allan Quatermain and Others (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hunter Quatermain's Story (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Ayesha Books

She (1886)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ayesha (1905)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wisdom's Daughter (1923)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Dawn (1884)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Witch's Head (1885)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jess (1887)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Tale of Three Lions (1887)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mr. Meeson's Will (1888)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Colonel Quaritch, V.C. (1888)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cleopatra (1889)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beatrice (1890)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The World's Desire (1890)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Saga of Eric Brighteyes/Eric Brighteyes (1891)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nada the Lily (1892)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Montezuma's Daughter (1893)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The People of the Mist (1894)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Heart of the World (1895)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Joan Haste (1895)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wizard (1896)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Doctor Therne (1898)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Swallow (1898)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
THE SPRING OF A LION (1899)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Boer War (1899)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Black Heart and White Heart (1900)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Elissa (1900)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lysbeth (1901)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pearl-Maiden (1903)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stella Fregelius (1903)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Brethren (1904)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Benita/ The Spirit of Bambatse (1906)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Way of the Spirit (1906)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fair Margaret (1907)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ghost Kings (1908)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Yellow God (1908)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lady of Blossholme (1909)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Morning Star (1910)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Queen Sheba's Ring (1910)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Red Eve (1911)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mahatma and the Hare (1911)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wanderer's Necklace (1914)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Love Eternal (1918)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Moon of Israel (1918)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
When the World Shook (1919)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The missionary and the witch-doctor (1920)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Smith and the Pharaohs (1920)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Virgin of the Sun (1922)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Queen of the Dawn (1925)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mary of Marion Isle (1929)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Belshazzar (1930)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Cetywayo and His White Neighbours (1882)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Farmer's Year (1899)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Winter Pilgrimage (1901)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rural England (1902)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Gardener's Year (1905)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Regeneration (1910)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rural Denmark and Its Lessons (1911)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Diary of an African Journey (1914)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
After the War Settlement and Employment of Ex-service Men (1916)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Days of My Life (1926)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Private Diaries of Sir H. Rider Haggard, 1914-1925 (1980)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Chapbooks

Allan Quatermain's Wife (1887)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

Tales Before Tolkien: The Roots of Modern Fantasy(2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

If You Like H. Rider Haggard Books, You’ll Love…

King Solomon’s Mines is one of H. Rider Haggard’s most famous books. The book takes place in an unexplored region of Africa where a group of adventurers led by Allan Quatermain. They are not in search of treasure, but instead looking for the missing brother of one of the party. Quatermain is a great hunter who leads hunting expeditions, but is called to adventure when Sir Henry Curtis’ brother goes missing searching for King Solomon’s lost diamond mines. The expedition will take them across the desert, up mountains, and into an underground maze.

Another classic from Haggard is Moon of Israel. The book is a retelling of Biblical story of the Exodus from the view point of the Egyptian scribe, Ana. The story includes historical information as well as action, adventure, and romance. Prince Seti is heir to the throne and is forced to marry his half sister, Userti. However, he is soon disinherited by his father as he doesn’t share his idea to kill all of the Jewish people.

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