Sir Henry Rider Haggard (1856 – 1925), an English writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations; a founder of the Lost World literary genre. His novel of the adventures in the southern Africa, which include fantastic element, brought him a world-wide renown. The author’s entrancement with ancient ruins, mysterious archaic cults of immortality and reincarnation made Haggard one of the forefathers of modern fantasy. Haggard’s popular character, Allan Quatermain, white hunter and adventurer, appears the hero of author’s numerous books. “Allan and the Holy Flower” continues the series.