King Solomon s Mines

Author: H. Rider Haggard
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 9781551114392
Format: PDF, Kindle
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When first published, King Solomon’s Mines (1885) was an enormous popular success. The narrative follows the explorations of Allan Quatermain, a fortune hunter who travels to Africa in search of ancient treasures and a lost fellow explorer. Written as an adventure story, the novel is also a late-Victorian imperial romance that illuminates the politics of British imperialist capitalism in 1870s and 1880s South Africa. This edition includes contemporary reviews, other writings by Haggard on Africa and romance, and documents focusing on imperialism and diamond mining in late nineteenth-century South Africa.

Three Adventure Novels

Author: Henry Rider Haggard
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486206432
Format: PDF
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"She" is the great mythic creation of the 19th century, while "King Solomon's Mines" and "Allan Quatermain" are surging tales of adventure, full of sensational fights, blood-curdling perils, and extraordinary escapes.

King Solomon s Mines

Author: H. Rider H. Rider Haggard
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781520877129
Format: PDF, Mobi
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How is this book unique? Font adjustments & biography included Unabridged (100% Original content) Illustrated About King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard King Solomon's Mines (1885) is a popular novel by the Victorian adventure writer and fabulist Sir H. Rider Haggard. It tells of a search of an unexplored region of Africa by a group of adventurers led by Allan Quatermain for the missing brother of one of the party. It is the first English adventure novel set in Africa, and is considered to be the genesis of the Lost World literary genre.The book was first published in September 1885 amid considerable fanfare, with billboards and posters around London announcing "The Most Amazing Book Ever Written". It became an immediate best seller. By the late 19th century, explorers were uncovering ancient civilisations around the world, such as Egypt's Valley of the Kings, and the empire of Assyria. Inner Africa remained largely unexplored and King Solomon's Mines, the first novel of African adventure published in English, captured the public's imagination

In Search of King Solomon s Mines

Author: Tahir Shah
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
ISBN: 9781559706414
Format: PDF, ePub
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King Solomon, the Bible's wisest king, was possessed of extraordinary wealth. The grand temple he built in Jerusalem was covered in gold. Over the ages, many have sought to find the source of the great king's wealth -- but none with so much flair, wit, or whimsy as Tahir Shah. Intrigued by a map he finds in a shop not far from the site of the temple, Shah assembles a multitude of clues to the location of Solomon's mines. From ancient texts to modern hearsay, all point across the Red Sea to Ethiopia. Shah's trail takes him on a wild ride by taxi, bus, camel, and donkey to the gold-bearing corners of this storied and beautiful country. He interviews the hyena man of Harar, is hauled up on a rope to enter a remote cliff-face monastery, and stumbles upon an illegal gold mine where thousands of men, women, and children dig with their hands. But the hardest leg of the journey is to the accursed mountain of Tullu Wallel, where legend says the devil keeps watch over the entrance to an ancient mine shaft... Book jacket.

King Solomon s Mines

Author: Henry Rider Haggard
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Allan Quatermaine sets out with Sir Henry Curtis and Captain Good to find Sir Henry's brother who was believed to have gone into unexplored and savage parts of Africa in search of the lost diamond mines of the Solomon Mountains.

The People of the Mist

Author: H. Rider Haggard
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1775455289
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Though best known for creating the series featuring the unforgettable adventurer Allan Quatermain, author Henry Rider Haggard's other action-adventure heroes are just as compelling and believable. The People of the Mist recounts explorer Leonard Outram's exploits in Africa. Haggard loyalists and other fans of the genre are sure to delight in this thrill-a-minute page-turner.

King Solomon s Mines

Author: Melissa Martin Ellis
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692441374
Format: PDF
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The classic tale of savagery and adventure reimagined! Before Tarzan, and long before Indiana Jones there was Allan Quatermain-the quick-witted adventurer equally at home in the drawing rooms of London and the Dark Continent of 19th century Africa. When he meets Princess Ignosa, the living embodiment of fierce female grace, Quatermain is drawn down a path of greed, treachery and black magic that leads to the legendary King Solomon's Mines.