King Solomon's Mines / Edition 1

King Solomon's Mines / Edition 1

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

When first published, King Solomon's Mines (1885) was an enormous popular success. The narrative follows the explorations of Allan Quatermain, a fortune hunter who travels to Africa in search of ancient treasures and a lost fellow explorer. Written as an adventure story, the novel is also a late-Victorian imperial romance that illuminates the politics of British

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When first published, King Solomon's Mines (1885) was an enormous popular success. The narrative follows the explorations of Allan Quatermain, a fortune hunter who travels to Africa in search of ancient treasures and a lost fellow explorer. Written as an adventure story, the novel is also a late-Victorian imperial romance that illuminates the politics of British imperialist capitalism in 1870s and 1880s South Africa.
This edition includes contemporary reviews, other writings by Haggard on Africa and romance, and documents focusing on imperialism and diamond mining in late nineteenth-century South Africa.

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:
208,886
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
H. Rider Haggard: A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Text
King Solomon's Mines
Appendix A: Victorian Critical Reaction
The Saturday Review, 10 October 1885
Robert Louis Stevenson, 1885
The Spectator, 7 November 1885
The Literary World, 23 January 1886
Gerald Manley Hopkins, 28 October 1886
The Dial, May 1887
The Book Buyer, August 1887
The Church Quarterly Review, January 1888
Fortnightly Review, 1 September 1888
Forum, May 1889
Appendix B: Haggard on Africa and Romance
"Notes on King Solomon’s Mines" (1906)
"Anecdote" (c. 1876)
"A Zulu War-Dance" (1877)
"About Fiction" (1887)
Appendix C: Historical Documents: Natives and Imperialists in South Africa
Fred Fynney, Zululand and the Zulus (1880)
John Ruskin, Lectures on Art (1873)
Cecil Rhodes, "Confession of Faith" (1877)
Cecil Rhodes, Speeches (1881-1900)
Olive Schreiner, Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland (1897)
Olive Schreiner, Thoughts on South Africa (1890-92)
Appendix D: Historical Documents: Spoils of Imperialism: Gold, Diamonds, and Ivory
The Bible, I Kings 10: 1-13
Kebra Negast (c. 14th Century)
"The Ophir of Scripture,"The Illustrated London News, 11 January 1873
Hugh Mulleneux Walmsley, The Ruined Cities of Zulu Land (1869)
Olive Schreiner, "Diamond Fields" (c. 1880)
Frederick Courteney Selous, A Hunter’s Wanderings in Africa (1890)
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