This 4th volume of my H. Rider Haggard Anthology contains 4 novels featuring Allan Quatermain, which form a "mini series". Haggard's usual mixture of adventure and fantasy. The books are as follows:
1. Allan and the Holy Flower
Allan Quatermain seeks out a fabulous gigantic orchid presided over by a White Goddess guarded by a monstrous ape.
2. The Ivory Child
Sequel to "Allan and the Holy Flower". Allan returns to Africa to aid a tribe at war with an enemy aided by a giant elephant which no man (except Allan, of course!) can kill.
3. The Ancient Allan
Sequel to "The Ivory Child". With the aid of a hallucenogenic drug, Allan re-lives a past life in ancient Egypt.
4. Allan and the Ice-Gods
Sequel to "The Ancient Allan". Allan re-lives another past life, this time as a prehistoric cave man in the era when the Ice Age was beginning. This was Haggard's last-published tale about Allan Quatermain. Rudyard Kipling had a small part in developing the plot.
Well - that's really it for the "series" books! There are three remaining Allan Quatermain novels which don't fit into any series; I'll do those in Vol 5, and then release the other many and varied non-Allan novels in subsequent volumes.
As always, enjoy!
EDIT: 14 Jan 08
Recreated the book to improve the formatting, add proper footnotes, preserve dashes, etc. Uploaded v2.
EDIT: 28 Mar 08
Replaced all except the 2nd book in the anthology with new versions, to correct a problem with incorrect paragraph breaks. Uploaded v3.
EDIT: 7 Mar 10
Corrected HTML errors. Replaced the cover image. Uploaded v4.
EDIT: 16 Jul 11
Thoroughly proof-read all the books in the volume: the first three against page scans from the Internet Archive; the last without any external reference, since I was unable to find a printed version. Corrected numerous errors as a result of this. I've also added some illustrations from the scanned versions: 12 to "Allan and the Holy Flower", 5 to "The Ivory Child", and one (a frontispiece) to "The Ancient Allan". Uploaded v5.
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