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The Legacy of H. Rider Haggard

Henry Rider Haggard died in 1925 on this date at the age of 68. It’s a crime his name is not better known, even though his inventive imagination spawned many famous works and characters.

My tribute to this founder of modern-day adventure and fantasy fiction is featured in the latest guest post over at DMR Books. Its title is one I think Haggard would like: “Keep Calm and Swashbuckle On: The Legacy of H. Rider Haggard

H. Rider Haggard died ninety-six years ago, but his impact on speculative fiction remains substantial. Not only did he inspire authors such as Robert E. Howard, H. P. Lovecraft, and Edgar Rice Burroughs, but the example he set for aspiring writers all over the world is one we can still look to for inspiration.

And his stories still have the power to enchant and transport. If you haven’t experienced his classic tales, this is the perfect time to check them out.