King Solomon's mines

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Puffin Books, 1958 - Juvenile Fiction - 256 pages
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The first great "Lost World" action-adventure-a precursor to Indiana Jones H. Rider Haggard's "King Solomon's 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 friend-and 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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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

meet sir henry curtis ii
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the legend of solomons mines
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umbopa enters our servicb
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About the author (1958)

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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