Allan's Wife and Other Tales

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Allan's Wife and Other Tales
First edition
Author H. Rider Haggard
Illustrator Charles Kerr, Maurice Greiffenhagen
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Series Allan Quatermain Series
Genre Adventure fiction
Publisher Spencer Blackett
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 240 p.
Preceded by Maiwa's Revenge
Followed by Nada the Lily

Allan's Wife and Other Tales is a collection of Allan Quatermain stories by H. Rider Haggard, first published in London by Spencer Blackett in December 1889. The title story was new, with its first publication intended for the collection, but two unauthorized editions appeared earlier in New York, based on pirated galley proofs. The other three stories first appeared in an anthology and periodicals in 1885, 1887, and 1886.

The significance of the collection was recognized by its republication (as Allan's Wife, With Hunter Quartermain's Story, a Tale of Three Lions, and Long Odds) by the Newcastle Publishing Company as the twenty-fourth volume of the celebrated Newcastle Forgotten Fantasy Library series in October, 1980.


  • Allan's Wife - the story of Quartermain's early life, and his marriage to childhood sweetheart, Stella, mother of his son Harry.
  • Hunter Quatermain's Story
  • A Tale of Three Lions
  • Long Odds


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