King Solomon's Mines / Edition 1

King Solomon's Mines / Edition 1

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by H. Rider Haggard, Gerald (Ed.) Monsman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1551114399

ISBN-13: 9781551114392

Pub. Date: 08/12/2002

Publisher: Broadview Press

“Readers of this excellent new edition will find that the fictions of imperialism were richer and stranger than they had thought.” — Ian Duncan, University of California, Berkeley

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“Readers of this excellent new edition will find that the fictions of imperialism were richer and stranger than they had thought.” — Ian Duncan, University of California, Berkeley

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551114392
Publisher:
Broadview Press
Publication date:
08/12/2002
Series:
Broadview Literary Texts Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
306
Sales rank:
1,082,423
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
H. Rider Haggard: A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Text

King Solomon’s Mines

Appendix A: Victorian Critical Reaction

  1. The Saturday Review, 10 October 1885
  2. Robert Louis Stevenson, 1885
  3. The Spectator, 7 November 1885
  4. The Literary World, 23 January 1886
  5. Gerard Manley Hopkins, 28 October 1886
  6. The Dial, May 1887
  7. The Book Buyer, August 1887
  8. The Church Quarterly Review, January 1888
  9. Fortnightly Review, 1 September 1888
  10. Forum, May 1889

Appendix B: Haggard on Africa and Romance

  1. “Notes on King Solomon’s Mines” (1906)
  2. “Anecdote” (c. 1876)
  3. “A Zulu War-Dance” (1877)
  4. “About Fiction” (1877)

Appendix C: Historical Documents: Natives and Imperialists in South Africa

  1. Fred Fynney, Zululand and the Zulus (1880)
  2. John Ruskin, Lectures on Art (1873)
  3. Cecil Rhodes,“Confession of Faith” (1877)
  4. Cecil Rhodes, Speeches (1881-1900)
  5. Olive Schreiner, Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland (1897)
  6. Olive Schreiner, Thoughts on South Africa (1890-92)

Appendix D: Historical Documents: Spoils of Imperialism: Gold, Diamonds, and Ivory

  1. The Bible, I Kings 10: 1-13
  2. Kebra Negast (c. 14th Century)
  3. “The Ophir of Scripture,” The Illustrated London News, 11 January 1873
  4. Hugh Mulleneux Walmsley, The Ruined Cities of Zulu Land (1869)
  5. Olive Schreiner, “Diamond Fields” (c. 1880)
  6. Frederick Courteney Selous, A Hunter’s Wanderings in Africa (1890)

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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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