J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis are but successors to William Morris. Tale of quest, adventure, magic and war set in an invented age and in the invented world of the author's own imagination. Lots of very old-fashioned archaic English.
Quatermain has lost his only son and longs to get back into the wilderness. Having persuaded Sir Henry Curtis, Captain John Good, and the Zulu chief Umbopa to accompany him, they set out from the coast of east Africa, this time in search of a white race reputed to live north of Mount Kenya.