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King Solomon's Mines (1885) is a popular novel by the Victorian adventure writer & fabulist, Sir Henry Rider Haggard. It tells of a search of an unexplored region of Africa by a group of adventurers led by Allan Quatermain for the missing brother of one of the party. It is the 1st English fictional adventure novel set in Africa, & is considered to be the genesis of ...more
Hardcover, 266 pages
Published 1957 by Modern Library (NY) (first published 1887)
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Soul Survivor
Dec 04, 2017 rated it liked it
Okay , it was an illustrated account of the original directed at mid to late teens . I just couldn't find a copy of the original through the PA library system . No surprise , it was written in the 1820s . Kind of an elementary story , but enjoyed it none the less .
Erik Graff
Oct 25, 2009 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Haggard fans
Recommended to Erik by: no one
I recall reading this up at grandmother's cottage in Michigan. I had already seen the 1965 film version of She starring Ursula Andress and was quite excited to find the original book. King Solomon's Mines, however, I had only heard of, never having seen a filmed version of it. Both books were somewhat disappointing.
Jim Krotzman
Apr 10, 2015 rated it liked it
This is a great adventure story, especially for teenagers--G rated except for violence.
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Jun 13, 2014 rated it liked it
Good youth adventure book
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A terrific adventure. I thoroughly enjoyed both books contained in this volume.
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Sir Henry Rider Haggard, KBE was an English writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa, and the creator of the Lost World literary genre. His stories, situated at the lighter end of the scale of Victorian literature, continue to be popular and influential. He was also involved in agricultural reform and improvement in the British Empire.

His breakout novel was King So
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