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Haggard, Henry Rider (b. 1856), novelist, was born in Norfolk. He was in South Africa from 1875 to 1879, at first as secretary to Sir H. Bulwer in Natal, and then with Sir Theophilus Shepstone in the Transvaal. After his return to England he published Cetewayo and his White Neighbours and a series of novels, the first of which to attain popularity was King Solomon's Mines (1886). Others are She (1887), Jess (1887), and Mr. Meeson's Will(l888), Allan Quatermain, Nada the Lily, Eric Briqhteyes, Dawn (1894), Joan Haste (1895), The Wizard (1896).