King Solomon's Mines

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Read Books, Jul 1, 2008 - Fiction - 260 pages
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User Review  - CurrerBell - LibraryThing

Haggard has a bit of a "dated" flavor to him, but at least his writing is of a higher quality than that of Edgar Rice Burroughs. I'd rate King Solomon's Mines and Allan Quatermain each at 3*** while ... Read full review

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User Review  - Zohar - ManOfLaBook.com - Goodreads

King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard is a novel first published 1885. This novel is the first to feature adventurer Alan Quatermain. The adventurer and white Hunter Alan Quatermain is approached ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Sir Henry Rider Haggard (1856-1925) is best remembered for his 34 adventure fantasy novels set in exotic locations. As a child, Haggard, whose father was an English barrister, was considered dim-witted and was inclined to daydreaming. His parents ended his formal education when he was seventeen, and he was sent to work in South Africa, where his imagination was inspired by the people, animals, and jungle. He became close friends with authors Rudyard Kipling and Andrew Lang. Haggard's most popular books are King Solomon's Mines (1886) and She (1887). He also wrote short stories, as well as nonfiction on topics such as gardening, English farming, and rural life, interests which led to duties on government commissions concerned with land maintenance. For his literary contributions and his government service, Haggard was knighted in 1912. Several of Haggard's novels have been filmed. She was filmed in 1965, starring Ursula Andress. King Solomon's Mines was filmed with Stewart Granger and Deborah Kerr in 1950, and again with Richard Chamberlain and Sharon Stone in 1985. Also, the novel Allan Quatermain was filmed as Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold with Richard Chamberlain and Sharon Stone in 1986.

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