Mr. Meeson's Will

H Rider Haggard

A clash of wills!

Partly a Robinsonade, Mr Meeson's Will was based on a well-known anecdote of the time. The London Globe in fact seemed to hit that Haggard had based his book on a previous book by Aubert, when the Clarence and Richmond Examiner provided an eyewitness account of a gathering attended by Haggard where some legal pupils after having had a fair bit of wine intended to hoax their "eminent Chancery lawyer" and "these newly made advocates" had proposed this curious question in a rather ribald context whether a will written on skin would be considered legal. The examiner cited this as the source of the plot which concerns a marooned man's will tattooed on the back of a woman in a desperate attempt to remedy his earlier will.

  • Classification : Classic Crime & Adventure/Thrillers
  • Pub Date : JUN 20, 2023
  • Imprint : YELLOWBACK
  • Page Extent : 224
  • Binding : PB
  • ISBN : 9789357311052
  • Price : INR 399

H Rider Haggard

Sir Henry Rider Haggard KBE (1856 1925) was an English writer of adventure fiction set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa, and a pioneer of the lost world literary genre. He was also involved in land reform throughout the British Empire. His stories, situated at the lighter end of Victorian literature, continue to be popular and influential and he was huge influence on Edgar Rice Burroughs, Arthur Conan Doyle and numerous others.

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