King Solomon's Mines
The first great "Lost World" action-adventure-a precursor to Indiana Jones H. Rider Haggard's King Solomon's Mines has entertained generations of readers since its first publication in 1885. Following a mysterious map of dubious reliability, a small group of men trek into southern Africa in... show more
The first great "Lost World" action-adventure-a precursor to Indiana Jones H. Rider Haggard's King Solomon's Mines has entertained generations of readers since its first publication in 1885. Following a mysterious map of dubious reliability, a small group of men trek into southern Africa in search of a lost friend-and a lost treasure, the fabled mines of King Solomon. Led by the English adventurer and fortune hunter Allan Quartermain, they discover a frozen corpse, survive untold dangers in remote mountains and deserts, and encounter the merciless King Twala en route to the legendary hoard of diamonds.
Publish date: January 29th 2008
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
The story begins when renowned safari hunter Allan Quartermain agrees to help Sir Henry Curtis and Captain John Good search for King Solomon’s legendary cache of diamonds. Eager to find out what is true, what is myth, and what is really buried in the darkness of the mines, the tireless adventurers d...
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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...
"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...
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...
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