Henry Rider Haggard was a British Victorian writer known for his adventure novels set is exotic places. His writings are sympathetic to the natives. He often portrayed Africans as heroic in his stories even though the main characters are usually European. Allan and the Holy Flower is part of the Allan Quartermain series. Alan Quartermain was the main character in the novel King Solomon's Mines and several sequels. Quartermain was a progressive Victorian big game hunter in Africa who championed the cause of the natives.