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King Solomon

King Solomon's Mines

King Solomon's Mines( )
Author: Haggard, H. Rider
ISBN:978-1-84135-846-8
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Award Publications Limited
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $15.00
Book Description:

Following a map drawn in blood, adventurer Allan Quartermain embarks on a perilous and thrilling journey into the heart of Africa with Sir Henry Curtis and Captain John Good to find Sir Henry's missing younger brother - and the fabled lost diamond mines o

Book Details
Pages:316
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.031 x 7.722 Inches
Author Biography
Haggard, H. Rider (Author)
Sir Henry Rider Haggard (1856-1925) is best remembered for his 34 adventure fantasy novels set in exotic locations. As a child, Haggard, whose father was an English barrister, was considered dim-witted and was inclined to daydreaming. His parents ended his formal education when he was seventeen, and he was sent to work in South Africa, where his imagination was inspired by the people, animals, and jungle. He became close friends with authors Rudyard Kipling and Andrew Lang.

Haggard's most popular books are King Solomon's Mines (1886) and She (1887). He also wrote short stories, as well as nonfiction on topics such as gardening, English farming, and rural life, interests which led to duties on government commissions concerned with land maintenance. For his literary contributions and his government service, Haggard was knighted in 1912.

Several of Haggard's novels have been filmed. She was filmed in 1965, starring Ursula Andress. King Solomon's Mines was filmed with Stewart Granger and Deborah Kerr in 1950, and again with Richard Chamberlain and Sharon Stone in 1985. Also, the novel Allan Quatermain was filmed as Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold with Richard Chamberlain and Sharon Stone in 1986.

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