Henry Rider Haggard (1856 1925), English writer of adventure stories, often set in Africa (he had spent seven years in South Africa as a young man).

His two best-known novels are ''Literature/KingSolomonsMines'', in which a group of Englishmen, guided by the hunter Allan Quatermain, go in search of the eponymous treasure chamber; and ''Literature/{{She}}'', in which Leo Vincey and Horace Holly are guided by a Vincey heirloom to a lost African kingdom ruled by the immortal queen Ayesha, whose subjects call her "She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed". Both have numerous prequels and sequels -- including (perhaps inevitably) ''She and Allan'', which is a prequel to both -- and both have been filmed multiple times.

!!Works by H. Rider Haggard with their own trope page include:

* ''Literature/KingSolomonsMines'' and sequels
* ''Literature/{{She}}'' and sequels
!!H. Rider Haggard's other works include examples of:

* CouldntFindAPen: In ''Mr Meeson's Will'', a dying millionaire trapped on a desert island has his will tattooed on the back of a fellow castaway.
* DarkestAfrica
* DeathOfTheHypotenuse: In ''Mary of Marion Isle''
* HumanNotepad: The heroine of ''Mr Meeson's Will'' has the eponymous will tattooed on her back after she and Meeson are stranded on a desert island with no writing materials.
* JungleOpera
* LostWorld: Haggard was one of the trope makers.
* MightyWhitey: In ''Montezuma's Daughter'', an Englishman leads Mexican natives in their struggle against Spanish colonizers.
* SecondaryCharacterTitle: Several of Haggard's novels, such as ''Nada the Lily'', are titled after the hero's love interest, even if she is not not the main focus of the novel.
* SeductiveMummy: Ma-Mee from ''Smith and the Pharaohs''.