The Golden Fetich by Eden Phillpotts As I believe I have mentioned elsewhere, the influence that English author H. Rider Haggard had on his fellow writers was an enormous one. During his first 20 years as a novelist, Haggard came out with no fewer than 25 pieces of fiction, starting with 1884’s Dawn and up […]Read More
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Posted by Sandy Ferber | Oct 18, 2019 | SFF Reviews | 0
Green Mansions by W.H. Hudson In my recent review of Frank Aubrey’s lost-race novel The King of the Dead (1903), which transpires in the jungle depths of Brazil, I mentioned that the author, in an attempt to add realism to his descriptions of the terrain, had quoted liberally from works by the famed Argentinian writer […]Read More
Posted by Sandy Ferber | Aug 21, 2019 | SFF Reviews | 4
The Temple of Fire by Francis Henry Atkins (Frank Aubrey/Fred Ashley) As I mentioned in my review of English author Francis Henry Atkins’ third novel, The King of the Dead (1903), this was a writer who chose to hide behind a number of sobriquets, all of which featured the initials “F.A.” Those pen names were […]Read More
Posted by Sandy Ferber | Aug 13, 2019 | SFF Reviews | 5
The King of the Dead by Frank Aubrey As I have written elsewhere, Armchair Fiction’s current 24-book Lost World/Lost Race series is a godsend for all readers who enjoy this particular subgenre of fantastic literature, as jump-started and popularized by English author H. Rider Haggard in the mid-1880s. I’ve recently written about two of these […]Read More
Posted by Sandy Ferber | Jun 8, 2018 | SFF Reviews | 1
The Brethren by H. Rider Haggard In January 1900, British author H. Rider Haggard and his family ventured forth on a nice long vacation. As revealed in D.S. Higgins’ 1981 biography, the first part of this holiday was beset by bad weather, sickness and delays, as the Haggards made their way from London and on […]Read More
Posted by Sandy Ferber | Jul 1, 2015 | SFF Reviews | 0
Stella Fregelius: A Tale of Three Destinies by H. Rider Haggard At the beginning of his 25th novel, Stella Fregelius (1903), H. Rider Haggard deemed it necessary to offer an apology to his public. In this brief foreword, the author warns prospective readers that Stella is not one of his typical tales, and one with “few […]Read More
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