King Solomon's Mines

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Wordsworth Editions, 1993 - Juvenile Fiction - 256 pages
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Alan Quartermain tells of the search by Sir Henry Curtis and companions for his brother, who has been lost in the interior of Africa for two years in his quest for King Solomon's Mines, the legendary source of the biblical King's enormous riches.
 

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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

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

ONE Meet Sir Henry Curtis
9
TWO The Legend of Solomons Mines
18
THREE Umbopa Enters Our Service
28
FOUR An Elephant Hunt
39
SEVEN Solomon V Road
87
NINE Twala the King
95
ELEVEN We Give a Sign
120
TWELVE Before the Battle
133
THIRTEEN The Attack
143
FOURTEEN The Last Stand of the Greys
152
SEVENTEEN Solomons Treasure Chamber
189
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About the author (1993)

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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