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Treasure of the Lake (Allan Quatermain #13)

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Treasure and the occult are vividly blended in this stirring tale of Africa. Allan Quatermain finds a village in the middle of the Dark Continent ruled by a huge, pale man with a strange knowledge of future events. This is the last Quatermain book.
Paperback, 324 pages
Published March 30th 2008 by Wildside Press (first published 1926)
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This is the first book of H. Rider Haggard's I've read. The story is fascinating. I can see how this became the first of the Lost World genre of books. The main character is Allan Quartermain, the character Sean Connery played in the League of Extraordinary Men. Haggard's hero also became the inspiration for Indiana Jones.
The last proper Allan Quatermain story (Allan and the ice gods, brilliant though it is can not really be described as a proper Quatermain adventure) this is actually one of several works published after Haggard's death. Haggard is repeating himself rather a lot by this time, but is still remarkably fresh and compulsive. The storm in one chapter is a stand out, as is the elephant dance in another. Haggard does leave quite a lot of loose ends though making me wonder if he was planning a sequel. Ac ...more
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Sir Henry Rider Haggard was an English writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa, and the creator of the Lost World literary genre. His stories, situated at the lighter end of the scale of Victorian literature, continue to be popular and influential. He was also involved in agricultural reform and improvement in the British Empire.

His breakout novel was King Solomon
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