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Old 04-12-2007, 02:10 AM   #10
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One certainly has to read Haggard as a product of his own time - ie the height of the British Empire when nobody questioned the "rightness" of European colonialism.

Haggard was, in fact, considered quite a "radical" author for his time, in that he was firmly in favour of native African peoples ruling themselves, with minimal interference from colonial authorities - a view which certainly didn't fit in with the generally accepted attitudes of the time.

One of the reasons I so much enjoy reading Haggard is that he does give one a view of a world that's now completely vanished.
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