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The Last Boer War

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Dodo Collections brings you another classic from H. Rider Haggard, ‘The Last Boer War’
The Last Boer War is a 1899 non-fiction book by H. Rider Haggard about the Boer War of 1881. It was originally written in 1882 but not published until years later.
Haggard wrote the book in 1885, primarily in his Chambers where he was working as a barrister. King Solomon's Mines had been an enormous success but Haggard says he had been "somewhat piqued by the frequent descriptions of myself as 'a mere writer of romances and boys’ books' ".
Sir Henry Rider Haggard was an English writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa, and the creator of the Lost World literary genre. His stories, situated at the lighter end of the scale of Victorian literature, continue to be popular and influential. He was also involved in agricultural reform and improvement in the British Empire.
Haggard was made a Knight Bachelor in 1912 and a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1919. He stood unsuccessfully for Parliament as a Conservative candidate for the Eastern division of Norfolk in 1895. The locality of Rider, British Columbia, was named in his memory.

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