King Solomon's mines: a novel

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When Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island was first published, H. Rider Haggard made a five-shilling bet that he could write a better adventure tale. In 1885, he created King Solomon's Mines, a story in which Allan Quatermain, a gentleman adventurer, is hired to locate a man who had disappeared into the heart of Africa while hunting for the legendary lost diamond mines of King Solomon. The book became an instant sensation and has remained popular ever since. Tales of adventure in exotic settings were the hallmark of Haggard's art; and King Solomon's Mines was no exception. Here were all the elements for which his novels were famous: a gripping tale in a foreign setting, supernatural adventures, terror, passion, and discovery. Praised as "the most amazing story ever written," the book went on to become one of the best-selling novels of the nineteenth century.
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9781518942709
9780486110783
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series Colonial Radio Theatre on BrillianceAudio, Dover thrift editions, Junior classics, Tantor unabridged classics
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subject_facet Adventure and adventurers -- Africa -- Fiction, Adventure fiction, Adventure stories, Africa -- Drama, Africa -- Fiction, Diamond mines and mining -- Africa -- Fiction, Diamond mines and mining -- Drama, Diamond mines and mining -- Fiction, Electronic books, Hunting guides -- Africa -- Fiction, Hunting guides -- Drama, Hunting guides -- Fiction, Missing persons -- Drama, Missing persons -- Fiction, Quatermain, Allan (Fictitious character) -- Drama, Quatermain, Allan (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Treasure troves -- Africa -- Fiction, Treasure troves -- Drama, Treasure troves -- Fiction
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title King Solomon's mines a novel
title_alt Colonial Radio Theatre on the air presents Sir H. Rider Haggard's King Solomon's mines
title_display King Solomon's mines
title_full King Solomon's Mines [electronic resource] / H. Rider Haggard, King Solomon's mines : a novel [electronic resource], King Solomon's mines [electronic resource], King Solomon's mines [electronic resource] / H. Rider Haggard, King Solomon's mines [electronic resource] / Henry Rider Haggard, King Solomon's mines [electronic resource] / Sir Henry Rider Haggard, King solomon's mines [electronic resource]
title_short King Solomon's mines
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topic Adventure and adventurers Africa Fiction, Adventure stories, Africa Drama, Africa Fiction, Diamond mines and mining Africa Fiction, Diamond mines and mining Drama, Diamond mines and mining Fiction, Electronic books, Hunting guides Africa Fiction, Hunting guides Drama, Hunting guides Fiction, Missing persons Drama, Missing persons Fiction, Quatermain, Allan (Fictitious character) Drama, Quatermain, Allan (Fictitious character) Fiction, Treasure troves Africa Fiction, Treasure troves Drama, Treasure troves Fiction
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