Allan Quatermain

H. Rider Haggard

Book Description

"Allan Quatermain" is an adventure novel written by H. Rider Haggard, first published in 1887. The story centers around the titular character, Allan Quatermain, a rugged and experienced hunter and adventurer. Quatermain is approached by Sir Henry Curtis and Captain John Good, who seek his assistance in locating Curtis's missing brother and a legendary treasure in uncharted regions of Africa. The trio embarks on an expedition, joined by a native servant named Umbopa, and ventures deep into the heart of Africa. Along the way, they encounter various dangers and obstacles, from hostile native tribes to treacherous landscapes. They also discover a hidden, ancient kingdom ruled by the enigmatic white queen, Gagool, and her evil priest, Twala. The novel is an action-packed adventure filled with perilous encounters, thrilling battles, and the exploration of mysterious cultures and landscapes. It also delves into themes of greed, colonialism, and the clash of cultures, reflecting the attitudes of the time in which it was written. "Allan Quatermain" is part of Haggard's series of adventure novels and introduced the world to the iconic character of Allan Quatermain, who would go on to feature in several of Haggard's subsequent works. The novel's enduring popularity lies in its thrilling narrative, vivid descriptions of Africa, and the enduring appeal of its brave and resourceful protagonist. This book is copyright free and can be downloaded without incurring any cost.

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