Henry Rider Haggard

Sir Henry Rider Haggard, (1856 – 1925) — known as H. Rider Haggard — was an English writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa, and a pioneer of the Lost World literary genre. He was also involved in agricultural reform throughout the British Empire.

His stories, situated at the lighter end of Victorian literature, continue to be popular and influential (extract from Wikipedia).