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Allan's Wife

by H. Rider Haggard

We begin with young (age 9-ish) Allan at home in England meeting young Stella; then, Stella's mother abandons her husband (more than a whiff of scandal), leaving him a broken man who decamps with his daughter for Africa with the intention of living as far away from "civilized" men as possible. Then, a few years later, Allan's mother and three brothers all succumb to ... well, some common disease or other; and Allan & his father find themselves en route to Africa. Fast-forward another 10-15 years and Allan, himself newly orphaned, finds himself on a trek through the bush during which he encounters hostile Zulus and (surprise!) Stella & her father, now living, as promised, far, far away from civilization. (And, because Quatermain is who he is, there's also a selection of African wildlife to run in front of his guns.)

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English

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English

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1889

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Sir Henry Rider Haggard (22 June 1856 – 14 May 1925) was an English writer of adventure fiction set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa, and a pioneer of the lost world literary genre. He...

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