King Solomon's Mines

Kobo ebook | December 18, 2007

byH. Rider Haggard, Alexandra Fuller

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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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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 h...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:December 18, 2007Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307431347

ISBN - 13:9780307431349

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Generic "Barnes & Noble" edition Great story but kind of a generic edition. Would love to see a good annotated version.
Date published: 2016-12-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Old school edition This is a classic story. This edition preserves the old school style popular with paperbacks in the 60's.
Date published: 2016-12-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from There would be no Indiana Jones without Allan Quartermain Inspired many popular pop culture characters of today. There are better editions out there.
Date published: 2016-12-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quintessential "white hunter" story Read this after reading League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Entertaining if you read it objectively, keeping in mind the viewpoints of the time.
Date published: 2016-12-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from King Solomon's Mines I thought this was an okay book with some exciting scenes. However it was not my cup of tea.
Date published: 2016-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from favourite adventure book of all time often labels as a "boys" book, i can tell you as a woman, this has always been my favourite adventure book! the setting is perfection, characters are engaging and sometimes wildly humourous (i always get a laugh out of Good's monocle) and the writing is excellent. a must read for adventure lovers
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great boys adventure This book is for boys of all ages and a must read even though it's a little dated and some of the topic like shooting elephants would not be included in books written today.
Date published: 2014-05-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Classic Adventure First published in 1885, King Solomon's Mines is a classic tale of adventure. Allan Quatermain (featured also in the 2003 film, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), a famous English hunter in Africa is contracted to find a missing person, and in the process upsets the government of an African nation and discovers King Solomon's legendary diamond mines. While it remains a good read, the book can be a bit dry at times, owing to the style popular at the time it was written. While it seems that Haggard has a great deal of respect for the people and wildlife of Africa, he occasionally makes comments that appear shocking or offensive to modern sensibilities towards race and endangered species and the environment.
Date published: 2006-07-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great book The book was a marvelous mix of suspense action and thriller. It was amazing with several exciting scenes. i highly recomend this book for both the adult and the young reader!
Date published: 2003-12-18