hunter and hero of the British
. Sort of like an archetypal Indiana Jones
, travelling and
discovering the still unknown parts of Africa
Quatermain made his first appearance in the novel "King Solomon's
Mines" (1885), which allegedly was the result of a five-shilling
wager by author H. Rider Haggard that he could write a better novel
than Robert Louis Stevenson's "Treasure Island". Haggard also wrote
"She" (1887) and "Allan Quatermain" (1887), both starring Allan
Quatermain. Though I have not read them myself, I also assume that
"The Ancient Allan" (1920), "She and Allan" (1920), "Allan and
the Ice-Gods" (1927) and "Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of
Gold", contain Allan Quatermain to various degrees.
Lately, Quatermain has frequented the "League of Extraordinary
Gentlemen" by Alan Moore, a publication I can heartily recommend.