The Ancient Allan

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1st World Library, Dec 20, 2006 - 284 pages
3 Reviews
Now I, Allan Quatermain, come to the weirdest (with one or two exceptions perhaps) of all the experiences which it has amused me to employ my idle hours in recording here in a strange land, for after all England is strange to me. I grow elderly. I have, as I suppose, passed the period of enterprise and adventure and I should be well satisfied with the lot that Fate has given to my unworthy self. To begin with, I am still alive and in health when by all the rules I should have been dead many times over. I suppose I ought to be thankful for that but, before expressing an opinion on the point, I should have to be quite sure whether it is better to be alive or dead. The religious plump for the latter, though I have never observed that the religious are more eager to die than the rest of us poor mortals.

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Review: The Ancient Allan (Allan Quatermain #10)

User Review  - Mike - Goodreads

Another tale of one of our earliest heroes. The language used, the style of writing, the tale itself all bring about to tell you of a time gone by. The author was often criticised for his friendship ... Read full review

Review: The Ancient Allan (Allan Quatermain #10)

User Review  - Stephen - Goodreads

This is the conclusion of a set of three Allan Quatermain stories: Allan and the Holy Fower, The Ivory Child, and finally The Ancient Allan. In it Allan recounts a previous life while under the ... Read full review

About the author (2006)

Stephen Coan is an assistant editor of The Natal Witness.

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