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Rider Haggard and the fiction of empire

a critical study of British imperial fiction

by Wendy R. Katz

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge [Cambridgeshire], New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • South Africa,
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • Haggard, H. Rider 1856-1925 -- Criticism and interpretation,
    • Politics and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century,
    • Political fiction, English -- History and criticism,
    • Race relations in literature,
    • Imperialism in literature,
    • Colonies in literature,
    • South Africa -- In literature

    • Edition Notes

      StatementWendy R. Katz.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR4732 .K38 1987
      The Physical Object
      Paginationix, 171 p. :
      Number of Pages171
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2378150M
      ISBN 10052133425X
      LC Control Number87006581

      Other HRH novels of interest are singletons. Although never elected to public office he unsuccessfully stood for Parliament as a Unionist inHaggard served on several national boards including the Royal Dominions Commission and the Empire Settlement Committee. Much to Haggard's disappointment, these early books earned so little money that he begrudgingly resigned himself to abandoning his literary career. His tales remain powerfully in the memory, but tend to disappoint on being reread. Google Books.

      The book includes a biographical sketch focusing on Haggard's experiences in the Transvaal in the later s and early s, and his association with South Africa throughout his life; a description of the imperial background, with particular attention paid to the imperial emphasis on leadership and heroism; an analysis of romance as a literary genre; and a detailed study of Haggard's work with reference to that of other imperial writers. Pocock's approach is well justified because in addition to the fifty-eight novels which Haggard wrote and published between andhe also produced ten nonfiction works, two of which, A Farmer's Year and Rural Englanddealing with his abiding interest in the improvement of British agriculture, were highly acclaimed. She reached out to her former lover when her marriage to Frank Archer disintegrated in the s, and stayed in contact with him until her death. A sequel, Allan Quatermain, soon followed, and She and its sequel Ayesha, swashbuckling adventure novels set in the context of the Scramble for Africa the action of Ayesha however happens in Tibet.

      Haggard was to initiate many of the now common themes of the lost civilisation and lost continent genre as per Edgar Rice Burroughs ; ancient magic and curses and secret chambers. Davidson, Elizabeth S. For Haggard, the British Empire was not only a source of great political interest; it also formed the ideological basis for nearly all of his literary productions. Reviews of the She Up to now regarding the e-book we have now She comments users haven't yet left their own review of the action, or you cannot make out the print but.


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Graham, but unlike his older brothers who graduated from various private schools, he attended Ipswich Grammar School. Rider Haggard. Pocock, Tom. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, He would next publish Dawn to slightly better reception, enough for him to find encouragement to continue with the semi-autobiographical The Witch's Head which would be the starting point for him to write from the heart.

Endnote 1 Lily's marriage did not end her relationship with Haggard. When he eventually returned to England he married a friend of his sister, Mariana Louisa Margitson and brought her back to Africa.

While his novels portray many of the stereotypes associated with colonialism, they are unusual for the degree of sympathy with which the native populations are portrayed. This kind of guidance will make us more United!

Rider Haggard and the Lost Empire. Pocock's approach is well justified because in addition to the fifty-eight novels which Haggard wrote and published between andhe also produced ten nonfiction works, two of which, A Farmer's Year and Rural Englanddealing with his abiding interest in the improvement of British agriculture, were highly acclaimed.

Doubtless shaken by this tragedy, Haggard returned to England later that same year. She reached out to her former lover when her marriage to Frank Archer disintegrated in the s, and stayed in contact with him until her death.

Rider Haggard and the Fiction of Empire

Even though he championed British supremacy in South Africa, Haggard admired the bravery and the skills of the Zulus and regarded them more highly than the dour, rough Boers see his Cetewayo and His White Neighbours, The two had bonded upon Kipling's arrival at London inlargely on the strength of their shared opinions, and remained lifelong friends.

Haggard lived a life as complicated, fraught, and wonderful as the romances he invented, and these contradictions guarantee that his fictions will endure. Haggard's romantic entanglements reached a crisis point while abroad. His protagonists are usually European, though many of his heroes are African, such as Ignosi, the rightful king of Kukuanaland in King Solomon's Mines.

Eventually William determined that his son should pursue a career in diplomatic service, so in Haggard moved to London to prepare for the Foreign Office examination. If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE.Sir Henry Rider Haggard was the eighth child of ten born to Squire William Meybohm Rider Haggard () and Ella Doveton Haggard (d.

) on a modest estate in Bradenham, Norfolk. Ella was an empathetic influence in young Haggard's life, and later the novelist would attribute many of his artistic sensibilities to her. Sir Henry Rider Haggard, KBE (22 June - 14 May ) was an English writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa, and a founder of the Lost World literary genre.

He was also involved in agricultural reform throughout the British Empire. Henry Rider Haggard was born at Bradenham, Norfolk, to Sir William Meybohm Rider Haggard, a barrister, and Ella Doveton, an author and poet. He was the eighth of ten children. He was initially sent to Garsington Rectory in Oxfordshire to study under the Reverend H.J.

Graham but, unlike his older brothers who graduated from various Public Schools, he ended up attending Ipswich Grammar School. Feb 11,  · While Rider Haggard's stories have been popular with several generations of readers, this was the first study to examine the place of Empire in his writing and to draw out its related political and literary implications.

Dr Katz argues that the romance adventure carried an ideological burden for Haggard and that he was one of a number of imperial-minded writers - among them R. L. Stevenson Reviews: 1. Apr 01,  · Sir Henry Rider Haggard ( - ), known as H.

Rider Haggard, was an English writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa and a pioneer of the Lost World literary genre. He was also involved in agricultural reform throughout the British atlasbowling.com: His was probably the last generation in which such books could be written about our world, and the next generation of fantasy writers moved them off-planet in science fiction.

H. Rider Haggard () was born in Norfolk in England, and came to Natal in at the age of 19 as an aide to Sir He/5.