Allan Quartermain books have an unusual way of fascinating through their intense and extremely addictive nature. Allan's Wife is a good example of this fact, readers rarely being capable of putting the book down once they've started reading it. Offering a fun and exciting reading experience that will keep you at the edge of your seat, the novel introduces a few unique elements that even Haggard's most devoted readers may find to be somewhat surprising, yet extremely fascinating.
H. Rider Haggard is used to producing outstanding quality novels, while ensuring that readers are treated to a bold, exotic African feast of fantasy to captivate their imagination, entertain and enchant. Complete with ghosts, magic and Haggard's addictive narrative style, Allan's Wife is mainly about Allan Quartermain's second wife, Stella. Also, the novel explores some interesting psychological themes, particularly regarding Hendricka, a woman raised by baboons, who ultimately plays a pivotal role in the story through her jealousy towards Allan's wife.
Haggard goes deep into issues that have endured since the dawn of any interactions between the white man and the tribes of Africa, even going so far as to presenting Quartermain, the quintessential hero of his works, as a frail human being who is fully capable of loving, losing his love and suffering due to that loss.
Quartermain's value as one of the most remarkable characters that Haggard's original works have produced led the author to regret his death, and produce the prequels to the original story - Allan's Wife being one of the most notable and well-received of the novels.
If you are truly interested in a fantastic tale of love, magic and fantasy, Allan's Wife is quite probably one of the best choices you can consider. Through the book, you will experience Haggard's remarkable ability to bring this beautiful world to life, while building a fascinating story around his main character.
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