oa Alternation - Douglas Blackburn and the Anglo-Boer War

Volume 8, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1023-1757



Even before the peace treaty of Vereeniging was signed in May 1902, a substantial number of Boer War novels had already been published. Francis Dodsworth's Gilbert Logan, V.C.. A Tale of the Boer War 1899-1900 and Ernest Glanville's The Despatch Rider appeared in 1900. In two successive years George Alfred Henty produced With Buller in Natal or A Born Leader (1900) and With Roberts to Pretoria: A Tale of the South African War (1901), and perhaps, one should not forget that Henty (The Young Colonists 1898) and Henry Rider Haggard (Jess 1887) had already dealt with the first Anglo-Boer War of 1880-1881, when the Transvaal regained the independence it had lost with the British annexation of 1877.

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