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King Solomon's Mines - H. Rider Haggard
King Solomon's Mines
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780812966299 (0812966295)
Publisher: Modern Library
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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riley rated it
3.0 Highly influential if nothing else
I was only familiar with this story from the '80s Hollywood version, which I had been told was drastically different from the book. Sure enough, it absolutely was. So much of it is utterly different as to be (nearly) a different story. But anyway... Putting aside the problems we may find in Victoria...
kneubeck rated it
3.0 Der erste Quatermain
"King Solomon's Mines" ist der erste Allan Quatermain Roman (zumindest zu erst erschienen). Hier trifft er auf Sir Henry Curtis und Captain John Good, die auf der Suche nach dem Sir Henry's verschollenem Bruder sind, der auf der Suche nach Salomon's Mine war. Nach einigem Überlegen schließt Quaterma...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
4.0 King Solomon's Mines (Modern Library Classics)
This is an old fashioned adventure yarn and its hero, Alan Quatermain, is a direct ancestor of Indiana Jones. I'm not going to claim that Haggard even at his best is the same order of classic as the best by Charles Dickens, the Brontes, George Eliot or Thomas Hardy. But like fellow Victorians Arthur...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd rated it
3.0 The original Indiana Jones
I remember watching a movie based on this book starring Richard Chamberlain. I actually quite enjoyed the film, though one of the major differences that I discovered between the film and the book is the inclusion of a beautiful white female. I guess that is what one really has to expect from Hollywo...
Because I'm Batman
Because I'm Batman rated it
The narrative style was definitely different from the modern adventures novels I've read, but it was still fairly entertaining. A sojourn across desert and mountains, instigating a civil war, nearly buried alive ... fun stuff. Granted, there were more than a few moments when I wanted to shout, "Are ...
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