Renowned adventurer, big-game hunter and hero of the British Empire. 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.

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