Alfred Aloysius Horn

About Alfred Aloysius Horn

Alfred Aloysius Horn was born in 1854, and as a teenager sailed from the U.K. to Africa where he died in1927. In between he lived a varied and colorful life. Amongst his many pursuits: Ivory trader in Central Africa, journeying into jungles teaming with buffalo, gorillas, and man-eating leopards Big game hunter – elephants, lions, and leopards Gold and copper prospector Scotland Yard Detective Liberator of an Isorga princess Distiller of prickly pear brandy Admiral of a cannibal river fleet First white man initiated into the Egbo Mine-sweeper He became acquainted with Ulysses S. Grant and Cecil Rhodes, founder of Rhodesia. Later in life, he turned to simpler things and became a gridiron peddler and dealer in literary novelties.

Trader Horn

trader_s.gifThe latest addition to the popular Travelers' Tales Classics series, Trader Horn is one man’s account of his wild youth as an ivory trader in Central Africa. Stories of thrills and danger abound, as do wild beasts, serpents, and savages. The book was a best-seller in 1927 and was also released as an MGM major motion picture. Follow Trader Horn as he journeys into jungles teaming with buffalo, gorillas, and man-eating leopards, frees slaves, meets Cecil Rhodes (founder of Rhodesia) and liberates a princess from captivity.