King Solomon's Mines

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The Floating Press, Jan 1, 2009 - Fiction - 260 pages
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H. Rider Haggard's King Solomon's Mines tells of a group of adventurers journeying into unexplored Africa in order to find the missing brother of one of the party. The book became an immediate bestseller after publication in 1885. At the time large parts of Africa remained unexplored by Europeans and the book captured the imagination of the public.
 

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User Review  - Kim - Christianbook.com

I am very impressed with this author. King Solomon's Mines was the first book I tried by Haggard, and I thought it was probably a guy's book so I wouldn't like it that much. Surprisingly I did-the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Elizabeth M. - Christianbook.com

This is one of my older son's favorite books. After reading this book he thought Indianna Jones was a whimp. If you want lots of adventure this is the book. I would caution that this book should not be read by younger children due to some violent content. This is a favorite author in our house. Read full review

Contents

Dedication
5
Authors Note
6
Introduction
8
Chapter I I Meet Sir Henry Curtis
11
Chapter II The Legend of Solomons Mines
27
Chapter III Umbopa Enters Our Service
43
Chapter IV An Elephant Hunt
62
Chapter V Our March into the Desert
78
Chapter XI We Give a Sign
213
Chapter XII Before the Battle
237
Chapter XIII The Attack
255
Chapter XIV The Last Stand of the Greys
270
Chapter XV Good Falls Sick
299
Chapter XVI The Place of Death
317
Chapter XVII Solomons Treasure Chamber
335
Chapter XVIII We Abandon Hope
356

Chapter VI Water Water
101
Chapter VII Solomons Road
120
Chapter VIII We Enter Kukuanaland
149
Chapter IX Twala the King
164
Chapter X The WitchHunt
188
Chapter XIX Ignosis Farewell
375
Chapter XX Found
390
Endnotes
400
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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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