UNLIMITED Audiobooks and eBooks

Over 40,000 books & works on all major devices

Get ALL YOU CAN for FREE for 30 days!

The Ivory Child

Henry Rider Haggard

Book Overview: 

Allan Quatermain's first adventure with Lord Ragnall.

How does All You Can Books work?

All You Can Books gives you UNLIMITED access to over 40,000 Audiobooks, eBooks, and Foreign Language courses. Download as many audiobooks, ebooks, language audio courses, and language e-workbooks as you want during the FREE trial and it's all yours to keep even if you cancel during the FREE trial. The service works on any major device including computers, smartphones, music players, e-readers, and tablets. You can try the service for FREE for 30 days then it's just $19.99 per month after that. So for the price everyone else charges for just 1 book, we offer you UNLIMITED audio books, e-books and language courses to download and enjoy as you please. No restrictions.

Book Excerpt: 
. . .Down staircases and various passages I went with my eye glued upon the wire, which occasionally got mixed up with other wires, till at length it led me through a swing door covered with red baize into what appeared to be a modern annexe to the castle. Here at last it terminated on the spring of an alarming-looking and deep-throated bell that hung immediately over a certain door.

On this door I knocked, hoping that it might be that of Mr. Savage and praying earnestly that it did not enclose the chaste resting-place of the cook or any other female. Too late, I mean after I had knocked, it occurred to me that if so my position would be painful to a degree. However in this particular Fortune stood my friend, which does not always happen to the virtuous. For presently I heard a voice which I recognized as that of Mr. Savage, asking, not without a certain quaver in its tone,

"Who the devil is that?"

"Me," I replied, being flustered.

. . . Read More

Community Reviews

I really liked it, mostly because I've read King Solomon's Mines many times in my youth, but now I'm working my way through the many adventures of Allan. This was a rich experience for me. Many readers downgrade the Haggard's books based on the racial attitude of the time that he wrote. I read hi...more

The more books I read by H. Rider Haggard the more convinced I am that he is a vastly under-rated author. This book, for me, even surpasses his more famous ones, King Solomon's Mines and She. It starts out rather slowly, in England, where the great hunter Allan Quatermain is making one of his rar...more

হেনরি রাইডার সাহেবের বইগুলো সব সময়েই একটা আলাদা ধরণের অনুভূতি দেয়, নিয়ে যায় ভিনন এক কালপনিক ঐতিহাসিক জগতে।
এই বইটিও তার বযতিকরম নয।

Another compelling and (always) well-written story by H. Rider Haggard! This is another story following the adventures of Allan Quatermain and his cohorts. I love that his books are clean, yet adventurous, interesting, with relatable, heroic, yet believable characters, and that they are filled wi...more

When I take all the H. Rider Haggard books that I have read, The Ivory child stands out to me as one that almost unseats Allan Quatermain as my favorite of his works. The Ivory child was an amazingly told story about two ancient religions and their symbols fighting each other and Allan was only t...more

তাদুকি অযাডভেঞচারের যে নেশাটা 'নেশা'য় ছিল, সেটা পেলাম না। সেই অযাডভেঞচারের আশায় পড়েছিলাম বলেই হয়তো ঠিক টানল না।

সেই অযালান, সেই আফরিকা, সেই কোনো দুরগম অঞচলের উপজাতি। হযাগারডের চিরচেনা ছকে লেখা এই কাহিনি কেবল মনে রাখা যায় হযানসের জনযে। সেই বুড়ো ডাচভাষী হটেনটট, জুলু মাভোভো যার নাম দিয়েছিলো অনধকারের আলো, অগণিতবার বুদধির জোরে অসমভবকে যে সমভব করে তুলেছে কোয়ারটারমেইনের জনযে- জানি কলপিত এক চরিতর সে, তবু- তার পরয়া...more

হযাগারডের অনযানয উপনযাসের মতই কাহিনী বরণিত হয়েছে পরথম পুরুষে, অযালান কোয়াটারমেইনের জবানিতে। কাহিনী নিয়ে নতুন করে বলার কিছু নেই। ভালোবাসা, আতনতযাগ আর বনধুতবের অপূরব মিশরণে বইটি এ লেখকের অনযতম সেরা। পড়া শেষে মন খারাপ হয়ে যাবে; সাথে ঘিরে থাকবে একধরনের অপূরণ ভাললাগা। অনুবাদ নিয়ে কিছু কথা বলা যাক। পরথ...more

As a kid, I was obsessed with RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK. As far as the action/adventure genre is concerned, it's in a league all its own.
THE IVORY CHILD isn't a movie, but it's got that RAIDERS spark. I've always heard that Allan Quatermain was an influence on George Lucas when he created Indiana J...more

I'm still not a fan of the african adventure story but this is certainly better than most. A lot of different aspects to it, its got some humor, its fairly dark in places, some romance, lot of magic as well as the usual war scenes. It's good for its type.

View More Reviews