When Brother John, a man known for wandering around Africa for years, tells Allan Quatermain about a rare and gorgeous orchid hidden in the wild flora of Africa, Quatermain is determined to find one. When he does, he travels to England and meets Stephen Somers, who collects special flowers. Somers was eager to buy the orchid, but after a mix up at an auction, he finds himself in trouble with his family. Nevertheless, Somers still desperately wants one of the African orchids, and offers to accompany Quatermain and finance the journey to recover another flower. Never one to turn down an expedition, Quatermain agrees, and together, they begin their expedition in Africa, determined to find the orchid that Brother John had described as the largest flower in the region. However, as their adventure unfolds, the men face unanticipated struggles. While they continue their search, the men must work together and think quick to survive the unexpected, trekking through land unknown, fighting battles, leading rescue missions, and navigating daunting encounters with cannibals, slave traders, and a giant gorilla.
Filled with thrilling action, narrow escapes, and wonderful descriptions, Allan and the Holy Flower by H. Rider Haggard is a page-turning 19th century adventure novel. Set in colonial Africa, Haggard includes a setting that is not often depicted in English literature. First published in 1915, Allan and the Holy Flower remains to be a fresh and thrilling action- adventure, delighting audiences with its quick pace and nail-biting conflicts. Written in imaginative, yet accessible prose, Allan and the Holy Flower is a classic adventure novel perfect for all ages.
This edition of Allan and the Holy Flower by H. Rider Haggard features a striking new cover design and is printed in a font that is both modern and readable. With these accommodations, Allan and the Holy Flower caters to a contemporary audience while preserving the original innovation and adventure of H. Rider Haggard's work.