Henry Rider Haggard

Literary Birthday – 22 June – Henry Rider Haggard

Happy Birthday, Henry Rider Haggard, born 22 June 1856, died 14 May 1925.

Five Quotes

  1. There is no loneliness like the loneliness of crowds, especially to those who are unaccustomed to them.
  2. It is curious to look back and realise upon what trivial and apparently coincidental circumstances great events frequently turn as easily and naturally as a door on its hinges.
  3. I have never observed that the religious are more eager to die than the rest of us poor mortals.
  4. There are things and there are faces which, when felt or seen for the first time, stamp themselves upon the mind like a sun image on a sensitized plate and there remain unalterably fixed.
  5. The great wheel of Fate rolls on like a Juggernaut, and crushes us all in turn, some soon, some late

Sir Henry Rider Haggard was an English writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa, and a founder of the Lost World literary genre. His most famous novels are King Solomon’s Mines and She.

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by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 22nd June 2013