King Solomon's Mines [NOOK Book]

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Allan Quatermain, an English adventurer and hunter based in Durban, South Africa, is approached by English aristocrat Sir Henry Curtis and his friend Captain Good, seeking his help finding Sir Henry's brother, who was last seen traveling north into the unexplored interior on a quest for the fabled King Solomon's Mines. Quatermain has a mysterious map purporting to lead to the mines, but had never taken it seriously. However, he agrees to lead an expedition in return for a share of the treasure, or a stipend for ...
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Overview

Allan Quatermain, an English adventurer and hunter based in Durban, South Africa, is approached by English aristocrat Sir Henry Curtis and his friend Captain Good, seeking his help finding Sir Henry's brother, who was last seen traveling north into the unexplored interior on a quest for the fabled King Solomon's Mines. Quatermain has a mysterious map purporting to lead to the mines, but had never taken it seriously. However, he agrees to lead an expedition in return for a share of the treasure, or a stipend for his son if he is killed along the way. He has little hope they will return alive, but reasons that he has already outlived most people in his profession, so dying in this manner at least ensures that his son will be provided for. They also take along a mysterious native, Umbopa, who seems more regal, handsome and well spoken than most porters of his class, but who is very anxious to join the party.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012709042
  • Publisher: Del Williams Media
  • Publication date: 12/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 192 KB

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was an English writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa, and a founder of the Lost World literary genre. He was also involved in agricultural reform around the British Empire. His stories, situated at the lighter end of Victorian literature, continue to be popular and influential.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2014

    Ok book

    This was a ok book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2012

    I LIKED IT

    A classic thriller, reputation deserved!

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    Posted July 21, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2012

    The best book ever

    Wish i could give it one million stars

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  • Posted October 10, 2011

    Wonderful adventure story.

    No one can beat the old books written so long ago. A great adventure and a great book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2011

    A Great Read

    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.

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  • Posted June 7, 2011

    Good book

    Some words mispelled, but hey, it's free. A great story. Very exciting

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  • Posted February 9, 2011

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    Timeless Adventure

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2011

    Great story, iffy copy quality

    This story is a classic, still as entertaining today as it was when it was written. The problem lies with the google books copy here. Many of the words and punctuation marks are misinterpreted and in the middle of pages, the headers and footers from the old copy, including the wrong page numbers pop up. I have read several of the free google downloads and found the quality of this one to be worse than others. You can still follow the story along but it would be worth the 99 cents to get a clean copy.

    I never understood why google books didn't have some kind of system where readers could flag or report errors. What is the point of digitally preserving scanning errors for future generations?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2006

    Three dauntless men face off against big game

    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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