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Allan Quatermain

Henry Rider Haggard

Book Overview: 

Allan Quatermain was the quintessential Victorian English gentleman come African big-game hunter. In this book, the second in the series, Quaterman and his two good friends from KSM have tired of their dull and unfulfilling lives in England, and decide to search for the truth of an old tale about the existence of an isolated white kingdom deep in darkest Africa. Their journey and subsequent adventures are sure to satisfy those who enjoy tales of dangerous quests and heroic just-in-time derring-do.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .In following these men we this morning caught two black men, one black woman, a white donkey, and a white girl. One of the black men we killed -- there is his head upon the pavement; the other ran away. The black woman, the little white girl, and the white ass we took and brought with us. In proof thereof have I brought this basket that she carried. Is it not thy daughter's basket?'

Mr Mackenzie nodded, and the warrior went on.

'Good! With thee and thy daughter we have no quarrel, nor do we wish to harm thee, save as to thy cattle, which we have already gathered, two hundred and forty head -- a beast for every man's father.' 6

Here Mr Mackenzie gave a groan, as he greatly valued this herd of cattle, which he bred with much care and trouble.

'So, save for the cattle, thou mayst go free; more especially,' he added frankly, glancing at the wall, 'as this place would be a. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Hmmmm. And again...Hmmmm.

I'm not sure what I really thought of this, hence the very neutral star rating. The first half of the book I loved - it's everything I expected. Quatermain and his friends set off across Africa to discover a lost 'white' tribe. Despite not giving any real justification for t

This is the sequel to King Solomon's Mines written in 1885.

This book is written by a Victorian male writer who has certain preoccupations and stereotypes, which were I suppose typical in most male writers of the time. Readers should be aware of this.

Having said that, this is a cracking yarn for the

When Allan Quatermain's son Harry a physician dies of smallpox , he was a volunteer treating hospital patients; thankfully now an extinct disease, the father is naturally devastated and becomes very restless. Prosperous but bored in Merry Old England, Allan is alone in the world except for his two c

অনেকদিন পরে হ্যাগার্ডের বই পড়ালাম। দারুণ উপভোগ করেছি বইটা। অনুবাদ, গল্প সব সবকিছুই পড়ে তৃপ্ত হওয়ার মতো।

ENGLISH: This novel is a sequel to "King Solomon's Mines" with the same three main characters, and the last of the novels about Allan Quatermain in the Allan's chronological order, although not the last Haggard wrote.

I have found the following problem with this book: In "King Solomon Mines" there wa

It's been several decades since I first read King Solomon's Mines and was enthralled. Now that I've a E-reader, Haggard's other Quatermain novels are suddenly accessible in a way they haven't been before, so I've decided to revisit Mr. Quatermain.

The voice is the same, and this is a delight, since i

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