King Solomon's Mines

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Broadview Press, Aug 12, 2002 - Fiction - 306 pages
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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.

 

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Contents

Preface
7
Introduction
9
A Brief Chronology
32
A Note on the Text
34
King Solomons Mines
35
1 The Saturday Review 10 October 1885
245
2 Robert Louis Stevenson 1885
247
4 The Literary World 23 January 1886
248
4 About Fiction 1887
269
1 Fred Fynney Zululand and the Zulus 1880
274
2 John Ruskin Lectures on Art 1873
277
3 Cecil Rhodes Confession of Faith 1877
278
4 Cecil Rhodes Speeches 18811900
279
5 Olive Schreiner Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland 1897
280
6 Olive Schreiner Thoughts on South Africa 189092
282
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287

5 Gerard Manley Hopkins 28 October 1886
249
7 The Book Buyer August 1887
250
8 The Church Quarterly Review January 1888
251
9 Fortnightly Review I September 1888
252
10 Forum May 1889
253
1 Notes on King Solomons Mines 1906
254
3 A Zulu WarDance 1877
255
3 The Ophir of Scripture The Illustrated London News January 1873
289
4 Hugh Mulleneux Walmsley The Ruined Cities of Zulu Land 1869
290
5 Olive Schreiner Diamond Fields c 1880
296
6 Frederick Courteney Selous A Hunters Wanderings in Africa 1881
297
Works Cited and Recommended Reading
303
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About the author (2002)

Gerald Monsman is a Professor of English at the University of Arizona. He is the author of Olive Schreiner’s Fiction: Landscape and Power (1991).

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