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Complete Allan Quatermain of H. Rider Haggard

By H. Rider Haggard

  • Release Date - Published: 2016-03-31
  • Book Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Author: H. Rider Haggard
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The character Quatermain is an English-born professional big game hunter and occasional trader in southern Africa, who supports colonial efforts to spread civilization in the Dark Continent, though he also favours native Africans having a say in their affairs. An outdoorsman who finds English cities and climate unbearable, he prefers to spend most of his life in Africa, where he grew up under the care of his widower father, a Christian missionary. In the earliest-written novels, native Africans refer to Quatermain as Macumazahn, meaning "Watcher-by-Night," a reference to his nocturnal habits and keen instincts. In later-written novels, Macumazahn is said to be a short form of Macumazana, meaning "One who stands out." Quatermain is frequently accompanied by his native servant, the Hottentot Hans, a wise and caring family retainer from his youth. His sarcastic comments offer a sharp critique of European conventions. In his final adventures, Quatermain is joined by two British companions, Sir Henry Curtis and Captain John Good of the Royal Navy, and by his African friend Umslopogaas.

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Contents
Allan Quatermain Series--
King Solomon's Mines (1885)
Allan Quatermain (1887)
Allan's Wife (1889)
Maiwa's Revenge (1888)
Marie (1912)
Child of Storm (1912)
Allan and the Holy Flower (1915)
Finished (1917)
The Ivory Child (1916)
The Ancient Allan (1920)

King Solomon's Mines (1885)
mprobable and fable-like, the story tells of English adventurers who travel to the interior of a remote African country, a vanished empire with legends of lost treasure.

Allan's Wife (1889)
Elephants, lions, baboons, and other fauna of the African wilds abound on these pages, and we have a Zulu impi and the resulting carnage described with the author's usual vivid power of narration. Our old friend, Allan Quatermain, figures as the hero throughout, and the most substantial part of the volume is occupied with the story of his wooing, and the brief episode of his married life. The romance, however, is subsidiary to the sauce piquante of livelier incidents.
Maiwa's Revenge (1888)
Anyone who is smitten with Mr. Haggard's genius will find ample value in this reprint of his famous story. To be able to obtain "Maiwa's Reveng " for the ridiculous price of one shilling of the realm sterling is indeed something to be aware of. Here is the redoubtable Allan Quatermain's narrative, as recited before Sir H. Curtis and Capt. Good.

Child of Storm (1912)
An unusual story of the Zulus in all their superstitious madness and blood-staind grandeur; of the time of the Impis and the witch-finders and the rival princes of the Royal House. The story of the fascinating and wicked Mameena is here told by Allan Quatermain.

Allan and the Holy Flower (1915)
"Almost from the outset of his career, Sir Rider Haggard has made use of Allan Quatermain both as a hero, and as a chronicler. He took part in his earliest stories, and he is taking part in his latest... As a middle-aged man, he recounts the happenings of a dangerous expedition into the heart of Africa in search of an orchid of wondrous beauty... More is at stake during the progress of the story than the quest of the marvelous orchid. It appears some time after the tale is well under way that the custodian of this sacred floral god of the Pongos is a white woman, and that she may be the vanished wife of John Eversley.
The Ancient Allan (1920)
In this new story of ancient Egypt, Sir Rider Haggard brings back for still another adventure--and such an adventure--the immortal Allan Quatermain. To quote Allan himself, "This is the weirdest of all my experiences." While not in any sense a sequel to THE IVORY CHILD, the reader will meet several of the characters of that story in this new book.

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