ISBN: 9789385031458 Pages: 240 Size: 197 x 138 mm Format: Hardback Weight: 350 gm.
About The Book
"King Solomon’s Mines is a story about the adventures of three
men—Allan Quatermain, Sir Henry Curtis and Captain John
Good—who go on a rescue mission to find Sir Henry Curtis’
brother, Neville. Neville is last known to have gone in search of the
fabled King Solomon’s Mines, which is said to be full of riches and
unimaginable valuables. The party retraces the steps of Neville, which
takes them through many dangers, adventures and evil intentions.
Haggard weaves a tale of fantasy and adventure around the search
of a man lost for two years. The exotic land of Africa is coloured
as a dangerous and exciting place. There are instances in the story
where the superiority of the civilised folk manifests itself. However,
the honour and benevolence of the tribal people is highlighted
throughout the book. The story teaches one very important lesson,
which is to keep trying till you succeed."
About Sir Henry Rider Haggard
Sir Henry Rider Haggard Sir Henry Rider Haggard was an English writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa. One of the best-selling novelists of the nineteenth century, his stories continue to be popular and influential to this day and age. King Solomon's Mines was Haggard's breakout novel Written in six weeks on a bet, Haggard had almost sold the manuscript to a publisher for a paltry 500 pounds. At the last minute , he insisted on 10 % ) of the royalties , which set him up for life. King Solomon's Mines is considered the first of the Lost World genre and has inspired dozens of adventure stories including Edgar Rice Burroughs's Tarzan books and the Indiana Jones movies. Haggard wrote over 50 novels Hle was made a Knight Bachelor in 1912 and a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1919. The locality of Rider, British Columbia, was named in his memory.