Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 446 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0.39 in
Published: December 25, 2007
Publisher: Penguin UK (PB)
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0141439521
ISBN - 13: 9780141439525
From the Publisher
The first great "Lost World" action-adventure-a precursor to
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.
About the Author
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.