King Solomon's Mines
The first great Lost World action-adventurea precursor to Indiana Jones H. Rider Haggards "King Solomons Mines" has entertained generations of readers since its first publication in 1885. Following a mysterious map of dubious reliability, a small group of men trek into southern Africa in search of a lost friendand a lost treasure, the fabled mines of King Solomon. Led by the English adventurer and fortune hunter Allan Quartermain, they discover a frozen corpse, survive untold dangers in remote mountains and deserts, and encounter the merciless King Twala en route to the legendary hoard of diamonds.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MrsLee - LibraryThing
Whelp, yet another adventure classic I thought I had either read, or seen the movie of, but was confusing with a different story of the same type and era. In this case, the other story was The Man Who ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - theokester - LibraryThing
The 19th century had a boom of English adventure novels. By the end of the century it had really hit a great stride which also brought high expectations. As with any genre there were plenty of books ... Read full review