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Allan Quatermain

H. Rider Haggard

Publisher: Charles River Editors

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Summary

H. Rider Haggard was a prominent English writer of adventure novels.  Haggard was also famous for being one of the first authors of the popular Lost World genre of fiction.  Haggard was a prolific writer and most of his stories are still widely read today, especially his books featuring Allan Quatermain and Ayesha.  This edition of Allan Quatermain includes a table of contents.

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