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Publication Order of Allan Quatermain Books

King Solomon's Mines (1885)Description / Buy at Amazon
Allan Quatermain (1887)Description / Buy at Amazon
Allan's Wife (1887)Description / Buy at Amazon
Maiwa's Revenge (1888)Description / Buy at Amazon
Marie (1912)Description / Buy at Amazon
Child of Storm (1913)Description / Buy at Amazon
Holy Flower (1915)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ivory Child (1916)Description / Buy at Amazon
Finished (1917)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ancient Allan (1920)Description / Buy at Amazon
She and Allan (1921)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heu Heu (1924)Description / Buy at Amazon
Treasure of the Lake (1926)Description / Buy at Amazon
Allan Quatermain and the Ice Gods (1927)Description / Buy at Amazon
Allan's Wife, with Hunter Quatermain's Story (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of Allan Quatermain and Others (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Ayesha Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Witch's Head (1885)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jess (1887)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Tale of Three Lions (1887)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mr. Meeson's Will (1888)Description / Buy at Amazon
Colonel Quaritch, V.C. (1888)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cleopatra (1889)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beatrice (1890)Description / Buy at Amazon
The World's Desire (1890)Description / Buy at Amazon
Saga of Eric Brighteyes / Eric Brighteyes (1891)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nada the Lily (1892)Description / Buy at Amazon
Montezuma's Daughter (1893)Description / Buy at Amazon
The People of the Mist (1894)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heart of the World (1895)Description / Buy at Amazon
Joan Haste (1895)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wizard (1896)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Therne (1898)Description / Buy at Amazon
Swallow (1898)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Spring of a Lion (1899)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Boer War (1899)Description / Buy at Amazon
Black Heart and White Heart (1900)Description / Buy at Amazon
Elissa (1900)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lysbeth (1901)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pearl-Maiden (1903)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stella Fregelius (1903)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Brethren (1904)Description / Buy at Amazon
Benita / The Spirit of Bambatse (1906)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Way of the Spirit (1906)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fair Margaret (1907)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ghost Kings (1908)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Yellow God (1908)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lady of Blossholme (1909)Description / Buy at Amazon
Morning Star (1910)Description / Buy at Amazon
Queen Sheba's Ring (1910)Description / Buy at Amazon
Red Eve (1911)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mahatma and the Hare (1911)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wanderer's Necklace (1914)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Eternal (1918)Description / Buy at Amazon
Moon of Israel (1918)Description / Buy at Amazon
When the World Shook (1919)Description / Buy at Amazon
The missionary and the witch-doctor (1920)Description / Buy at Amazon
Smith and the Pharaohs (1920)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Virgin of the Sun (1922)Description / Buy at Amazon
Queen of the Dawn (1925)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mary of Marion Isle (1929)Description / Buy at Amazon
Belshazzar (1930)Description / Buy at Amazon
Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Cetywayo and His White Neighbours (1882)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Farmer's Year (1899)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Winter Pilgrimage (1901)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rural England (1902)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Gardener's Year (1905)Description / Buy at Amazon
Regeneration (1910)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rural Denmark and Its Lessons (1911)Description / Buy at Amazon
Diary of an African Journey (1914)Description / Buy at Amazon
After the War Settlement and Employment of Ex-service Men (1916)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Days of My Life (1926)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Private Diaries of Sir H. Rider Haggard, 1914-1925 (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Chapbooks

Allan Quatermain's Wife (1887)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Adventure Stories for Boys and Girls(1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales Before Tolkien(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
30 Occult & Supernatural Masterpieces You Have to Read Before You Die(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

H. Rider Haggard is the pen name of Sir Henry Rider Haggard. an English author of fiction novels that focused mainly on adventures in exotic geographical regions. He is credited as the creator of the literary genre of the “lost world”. His stories were popular at the time and his best-known novel is King Solomon’s Mines, which deals with the adventures of the main character Allan Quatermain.

He was born in 1856 in England and died in 1925. He is most well known for his books of African adventure. A daydreamer, his parents decided to end his education at the young age of seventeen due to his distracted and imaginative nature. As a result, he was placed in service of a South African lieutenant and governor. He became involved in agricultural reform in the British Empire as well.

Sir Henry Rider Haggard came back to England in 1881 and it was then that he decided to become a barrister. Throughout the years, writing remained the thing that he enjoyed doing most. He also ran as a candidate for Parliament in 1895, a bid that proved to be unsuccessful. In 1912, he was made a Knight Bachelor. In 1919. he was officially made to be a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire. Rider in British Columbia is named after him.

He is the author of the Allan Quatermain series, which begins with the first novel King Solomon’s Mines, which was published in 1885. There are fourteen books in the series, concluding with Allan and the Ice-gods. He has also written the three novels in the Ayesha series, which include She (published in 1886), Ayesha (1905), and Wisdom’s Daughter (1923).

He has written an incredible amount of stand-alone novels. The earliest of these many novels is Dawn and another novel titled The Witch’s Head, published in 1884. The last of these is Belshazzar, published in 1930. He has several collections out and various published omnibus works as well as collections of his short stories and works.

Haggard also composed a few nonfiction books, starting with the Cetywayo and His White Neighbors in 1882 and ending with The Private Diaries of Sir H. Rider Haggard. He composed the short stories The Kiss of Fate and The Descent Beneath Kor.

King Solomon’s Mines was one of Haggard’s most well-received novels and is widely considered to be the start of the Lost World genre in fiction. The legend is that his brother bet Haggard five shillings that he could not write a book that was half as good as the popular adventure novel at the time, Treasure Island. The result was this novel.

It is the first in the Allan Quatermain series and the first to be set in Africa for an English adventure novel. Set in the late nineteenth century, Quatermain is featured throughout the entire series. In the beginning of this book, a group of adventurers is exploring new territory in Africa, led by Allan. They are not going there to chart uncharted territory; rather, they are trying to find the brother of one of their party members, who has gone missing. Quatermain has been hired to do this by Sir Henry Curtis, the rich brother of the missing man, George Curtis.

Quatermain agreed to take the job and guide the expedition through the dangerous African wilderness because he needs the money more than out of the kindness of his soul. He describes himself as a coward, and going into the African jungle carries enough risks that he could never justify doing it for free. Quatermain is also a hunter, and Captain John Good and Sir Henry both believe that George went into the heart of Africa to look for gold and treasure.

Indeed, his brother has a reason to think that George has rushed into the very interior of the continent. It turns out that he had a disagreement with Henry. As a result, the poor man left with his pride and departed from England to go to Africa with the plan of finding the mines of King Solomon, long rumored to exist somewhere in the heart of this mysterious continent. George was convinced that if he could find the mines, he would no longer have to depend on his older brother for his wealth.

Along the way, they meet a mysterious man from Africa who not only is a Zulu chief but appears to know a lot about the terrain that they are about to embark on and could possibly be an asset. Umbopa agrees to join the travel party, but when they have to go through a large desert that is utterly without water, the group is just barely able to come out of it alive. Between unfriendly war tribes, lands ruled by a king and an ageless witch by his side helping him terrorize and strike fear into those that they oversee.

With diamonds everywhere as common as rocks and the missing English man in question nowhere to be found, Allan is getting desperate. Can he find the missing brother, or will they all go down for good somewhere far from home? You’ll have to pick up this gripping adventure novel in order to find out.

The second book in this series is named after the main character in them, Allan Quatermain. It picks up much where the last novel left off, only this time Allan is grieving the loss of his only son. With so much pain coursing through him, he decides it is time to go into the wilderness to escape all of his grief. He convinces his friends from the previous adventure to go with him– Sir Henry Curtis, the captain John Good, and Umbopa.

Together the group takes off from the east African coast, heading north of Mount Kenya, in search of what they have heard is a white race that lives there. Along the way, they encounter a number of unique people, from the Masai warriors to an entirely lost civilization that has never before been known. They go underground, experience love triangles, and face civil war on their way to finding this lost race. Will they be able to survive it all and come out unscathed? Pick this exciting book up and find out.

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