Quatermain é um caçador da [[África do Sul]], nascido na [[Inglaterra]]. Ele auxilia aos colonizadores a fim de expandirem a civilização no Continente Africano, e também ajuda os nativos em suas tarefas. Quatermain é um homem que gosta de viver fora dos centros urbanos e acha o clima e as cidades inglesas insuportáveis. Ele prefere gastar mais seu tempo na [[África]], onde cresceu sob os cuidados de seu pai viúvo, um missionário [[Cristianismo|cristão]].
<!-- In the earliest-written novels, native Africans refer to Quatermain as Macumazahn, meaning "Watcher-by-Night," a reference to his nocturnal habits and keen instincts. In later-written novels, Macumazahn is said to be a short form of Macumazana, meaning "One who stands out." Quatermain is frequently accompanied by his native servant, the Hottentot Hans, a wise and caring family retainer from his youth. His sarcastic comments offer a sharp critique of European conventions. In his final adventures, Quatermain is joined by two British companions, Sir Henry Curtis and Captain John Good of the Royal Navy, and by his African friend Umslopogaas.
===Appearance and character===
Quatermain is small, wiry, and unattractive, with a beard and short hair that sticks up. His one skill is his marksmanship, where he has no equal. Quatermain is aware that as a professional hunter, he has helped to destroy his loved wild free places of Africa. In old age he hunts without pleasure, having no other means of making a living.
About Quatermain's family, little is written. He lives at Durban, in Natal, South Africa. He marries twice, but is quickly widowed both times. He entrusts the printing of memoirs in the series to his son Harry, whose death he mourns in the opening of the novel Allan Quatermain. Harry Quatermain is a medical student who dies of smallpox while working in a hospital. As Haggard did not write the Quatermain novels in chronological order, he made errors with some details. Quatermain's birth, age at the time of his marriages, and age at the time of his death cannot be reconciled to the apparent date of Harry's birth and age at death.-->
== Sequência cronológica das histórias de Haggard ==
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