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King Solomon's Mines

H. Rider Haggard


PUBLISHED: 10th December 2002
ISBN: 9780812966299
ANNOTATION:
Touted by its 1885 publisher as "the most amazing story ever written," "King Solomon's Mines was one of the bestselling novels of the nineteenth century. H. Rider Haggard's thrilling saga of elephant hunter Allan Quatermain and his search for fabled treasure is more than just an adventure story, though: As Alexandra Fuller explains in her Introduction, in its vivid portrayal of the alliances and battles of white colonials and African tribesmen, "King Solomon's Mines "brings us the world of extremes, of the absurdly tall tales and of the illogical loyalty between disparate people that still informs this part of the world."
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PUBLISHED: 10th December 2002
ISBN: 9780812966299
ANNOTATION:
Touted by its 1885 publisher as "the most amazing story ever written," "King Solomon's Mines was one of the bestselling novels of the nineteenth century. H. Rider Haggard's thrilling saga of elephant hunter Allan Quatermain and his search for fabled treasure is more than just an adventure story, though: As Alexandra Fuller explains in her Introduction, in its vivid portrayal of the alliances and battles of white colonials and African tribesmen, "King Solomon's Mines "brings us the world of extremes, of the absurdly tall tales and of the illogical loyalty between disparate people that still informs this part of the world."

Annotation

Touted by its 1885 publisher as "the most amazing story ever written," "King Solomon's Mines was one of the bestselling novels of the nineteenth century. H. Rider Haggard's thrilling saga of elephant hunter Allan Quatermain and his search for fabled treasure is more than just an adventure story, though: As Alexandra Fuller explains in her Introduction, in its vivid portrayal of the alliances and battles of white colonials and African tribesmen, "King Solomon's Mines "brings us the world of extremes, of the absurdly tall tales and of the illogical loyalty between disparate people that still informs this part of the world."

Publisher Description

Touted by its 1885 publisher as "the most amazing story ever written," "King Solomon's Mines" was one of the bestselling novels of the nineteenth century. H. Rider Haggard's thrilling saga of elephant hunter Allan Quatermain and his search for fabled treasure is more than just an adventure story, though: As Alexandra Fuller explains in her Introduction, in its vivid portrayal of the alliances and battles of white colonials and African tribesmen, "King Solomon's Mines" "brings us the world of extremes, of the absurdly tall tales and of the illogical loyalty between disparate people that still informs this part of the world."

Author Biography

Stephen Coan is an assistant editor of The Natal Witness.

Review

"A peculiarly thrilling and vigorous tale of adventure." --Andrew Lang

Product Details

Author
H. Rider Haggard
Short Title
KING SOLOMONS MINES -ML
Pages
304
Publisher
Modern Library
Series
Modern Library Classics (Paperback)
Language
English
ISBN-10
0812966295
ISBN-13
9780812966299
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Illustrations
Yes
Year
2002
Publication Date
2002-12-31
Country of Publication
United States
Residence
ENK
Edition
New edition