King Solomon's Mines

King Solomon's Mines

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by H. Rider Haggard
     
 

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Improbable and fable-like, the story tells of English adventurers who travel to the interior of a remote African country, a vanished empire with legends of lost treasure.

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Improbable and fable-like, the story tells of English adventurers who travel to the interior of a remote African country, a vanished empire with legends of lost treasure.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011876776
Publisher:
qasim idrees
Publication date:
12/10/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
181 KB

Meet the Author

Sir Henry Rider Haggard (1856-1925) was an English author of adventure novels set in exotic locales, predominantly Africa. King Solomon’s Mines, one of his best-known books, details the life of the explorer Allan Quartermain. She: A History of Adventure followed, introducing the character Ayesha. While much of Haggard’s reputation stems from those two books and their subsequent series, he also wrote nonfiction and short stories.

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King Solomon's Mines 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 48 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a ok book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A classic thriller, reputation deserved!
Joy Wilkerson More than 1 year ago
No one can beat the old books written so long ago. A great adventure and a great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It's a classic adventure story that a lot of more modern books/movies are based on. If you like adventure stories, you won't be disappointed.
Capt-Nemo More than 1 year ago
Should you be familiar with the Stewart Granger/Deborah Kerr movie version of this novel. As Al Jolson told my grandmother: "You ain't seen anything yet", or in this case read. The quest for the legendary diamond mine of King Solomon revolves around finding out what happened to the younger brother of Sir Henry Curtis. H. Rider Haggard's novel takes the reader from a chance meeting on board a ship off the coast of Africa to the far interior of what was once known as the Dark Continent. The reader will find adventure enough as men are torn apart by bull elephants, fight the thirst of the desert sun, climb the twin peaks known as Sheba's Breasts in a quest for diamonds that could destroy the World's economy, if the legend is true. Led by the Elephant Hunter Allan Quartermain. Dr. Good and Sir Henry Curtis are joined by the mysterious Zulu servant who seems to know more about their journey and its destination then they do. Reader enjoy a story written in the 1880's that is as fresh as an Indiana Jones adventure today.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Set in nineteenth century Africa, King Solomon's Mines by Sir Henry Rider Haggard is an adventure novel about an expedition searching for the legendary lost mines of King Solomon. Three dauntless men face off against big game, the ruthless King Twala of Kukuanaland, the king's crafty henchwoman Gagoola, and more. Like all Naxos audiobooks, King Solomon's Mines blends the exciting saga with classical music. Narrator Bill Homewood applies his expertise in radio, television, film, and stage to this dramatic presentation. 3 CDs, 3 hour 50 min.
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If you like blood, gore, adventure, fighting, and all round awesomeness then the is the book for you.
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Wish i could give it one million stars
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Conrad Restemyer More than 1 year ago
Some words mispelled, but hey, it's free. A great story. Very exciting
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