“Doctor Therne” is a novel written by H. Rider Haggard, a British author known for his adventure novels set in exotic locations. “Doctor Therne” was first published in 1898.
The novel is set in South Africa and revolves around the character of Allan Quatermain, who is a recurring character in many of Haggard’s works. In this story, Quatermain becomes involved in a medical mystery. The local doctor, Therne, discovers that the water in a certain region is contaminated and causing illness. However, powerful interests are opposed to revealing this information, as it could have economic and political repercussions.
The novel explores themes of public health, morality, and the clash between individual conscience and societal pressures. Haggard, in his characteristic style, combines adventure with social commentary.
As the novel was published in 1898, it is in the public domain, and you can find it freely available in digital formats on platforms that offer public domain books. You may find it on websites that provide free e-books or in online libraries.
If you’re interested in classic adventure literature with a touch of mystery and social commentary, “Doctor Therne” might be an engaging read for you.