Publication Date: April 1, 2010
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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Allan Quatermain, H. Rider Haggard’s famous protagonist, is an English-born, professional big game hunter and occasional trader in southern Africa. Largely considered to be the character on which Indiana Jones was based, at the beginning of this adventure Quatermain has lost his only son and longs to get back to the wilderness. He persuades some old friends to embark on a grueling expedition to find a lost East African kingdominvolving sensational fights, terrible dangers, and extraordinary escapes.
H. Rider Haggard (18561925) was a prolific writer of adventure novels set in far-flung locations. His stories continue to be popular and influential to this day. Anthony Lejeune is the editor of The Concise Dictionary of Foreign Quotations and the author of White's: The First Three Hundred Years.