When George Neville vanishes while searching for King Solomon's diamond mines in Africa, his brother, Sir Henry Curtis, knows that he cannot find his brother without help. Said to be located in an unexplored and dangerous region, Curtis seeks out Allan Quatermain, an esteemed hunter and explorer. However, Quatermain is reluctant to help, due to the dangerous nature of the rescue mission, and out of concern for his son, who would be defenseless if Quatermain was unable to return. After making a deal to ensure his son's ...
When George Neville vanishes while searching for King Solomon's diamond mines in Africa, his brother, Sir Henry Curtis, knows that he cannot find his brother without help. Said to be located in an unexplored and dangerous region, Curtis seeks out Allan Quatermain, an esteemed hunter and explorer. However, Quatermain is reluctant to help, due to the dangerous nature of the rescue mission, and out of concern for his son, who would be defenseless if Quatermain was unable to return. After making a deal to ensure his son's wellbeing in the event of an untimely death, Quatermain and Curtis start to assemble an expedition group. With the help of an old map said to have been used by a man who claimed to have found King Solomon's treasure, Quatermain and Curtis embark on a perilous rescue mission with their crew. As they trek across unfamiliar land with low supplies, they struggle to overcome the harsh conditions of the terrain, causing tragic accidents and breeding doubt that they will make it back home alive. But when they stumble into an unrelenting cave, the group of explorers make a shocking discovery and meet a native group on the brink of a civil war, complicating their mission even further. First published in 1885, King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard was an innovative novel of the Victorian era, and is considered to be the novel that founded the lost world genre. King Solomon's Mines has since inspired many major authors, and adaptations in film, comics, and radio. Meant to be enjoyed by all ages, King Solomon's Mines caters to a wide audience and delivers an exciting narrative full of wit and imagination that remains relevant and fun for contemporary readers. This edition of King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard features a new, eye-catching cover design and is printed in a font that is both modern and readable. With these accommodations, King Solomon's Mines caters to a contemporary audience while preserving the original innovation and adventure of H. Rider Haggard's work.
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Mar 28, 2013
The Quintessential Adventure Story
Written in 1885, King Solomon's Mines is an exciting and suspenseful adventure story set in southern Africa in the late nineteenth century. The story is related to us by hunter and trader Allan Quatermain who, with the help of an old treasure map, goes in search of the legendary mines of King Solomon. Quatermain is accompanied by Captain Good, Sir Henry Curtis, and Umbopa who is one of many native peoples in the story; Sir Henry Curtis is also hoping to find his missing brother. All of the elements of great adventure story are present: an arduous journey through a parching desert and mountain snows, courageous and intriguing characters, an exotic location deep in Africa, a power struggle between rival groups among the native peoples, and, most importantly, H. Rider Haggard's fast-moving narrative style. Though the book contains words which today would be considered offensive and a scene in which an elephant is killed for its ivory, this book has stood the test of time and is truly a classic story of action and adventure.
Mar 8, 2008
This is a very exciting adventure story, that you will not be able to put down.
Aug 8, 2007
Great Adventure in the 1800s
Indiana Jones has nothing on Allan Quartermain. One of the greatest original adventures (written on a dare from the author's brother to write something half as good as Treasure Island), this story has it all - a lost civilization, untold treasures, humor, danger, treachery, war, and even a little mysticism. It's all told in engaging first person, and hard to put down.
Jul 30, 2007
A Real Treasure
A true boy's adventure, this book is action packed and exciting. Very fun to read together with the kids.
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