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Product Details

  • Paperback: 362 pages
  • Publisher: Forgotten Books (June 19, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 145101743X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1451017434
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,017,760 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is another of the 14 Allan Quatermain tales from the pen of that great adventure fantasist, H. Rider Haggard. This novel is a direct continuation of "Allan and the Holy Flower," and it does help to have read the previous book. Also referenced are other Quatermain novels such as "Marie," "Child of Storm" and "Allan's Wife," and while a knowledge of these earlier books will make for a richer experience, "Ivory Child" can certainly be read on its own. In this one, Quatermain goes on a quest to find his buddy's kidnapped wife (in that respect, it is similar to "Holy Flower"), but also gets involved in a lost tribe's civil war. Thrown into the mix are a gigantic and evil elephant god, a monster snake guardian (the possible inspiration for all those snake gods in Robert E. Howard's Conan tales), several great battle scenes, psychic visions, drug use, a hailstorm, Egyptology, a shooting competition, a sandstorm, etc. Haggard throws quite a bit into this one to ensure a good time. And for fans of Hans, Quatermain's heroic and amusing Hottentot sidekick, this one provides quite a little tearjerker ending. It's all wonderfully pulpy and quite amusing; a ripping good yarn, as they used to say. So seek this one out on Amazon it'll reward your efforts!
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H. Rider Haggard was a great writer of African adventure stories, and The Ivory Child is no exception. This is another adventure to rescue a fair damsel in distress from the clutches of a tribe in Africa. In that regard it is much like Allan and the Holy Flower. If you are a fan of H. Rider Haggard you will want to read this book!
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I ordered this for a friends kindle. She must have liked it as she is an avid reader and I've not heard otherwise. There are many kindle free editions of books and its nice, in this economy, to have access to reading material that is free. Thanks, Amazon, for this service..
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Another great book from Henry Rider Haggard. If only more books could be this way.
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I think this book has mystery, adventure,history,romance.I think it reaches many types of readers. They will want to investigate perhaps on Egypt and Elephants or ivory just because their curiosity has been sparked. I could not read it fast enough.
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