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  • Published: 31 January 2008
  • ISBN: 9780141439525
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $19.99

King Solomon's Mines




Three men trek to the remote African interior in search of a lost friend - and reach, at the end of a perilous journey, an unknown land cut off from the world, where terrible dangers threaten anyone who ventures near the spectacular diamond mines of King Solomon...

  • Pub date: 31 January 2008
  • ISBN: 9780141439525
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Authors

Rider Haggard

Henry Rider Haggard was born in Norfolk in 1856. His post of junior secretary to the Lieutenant-Governor of Natal, Sir Henry Bulwer meant that he travelled and he spent six years in South Africa . Haggard was bet by his brother that he could not write as good a novel as Stevenson's Treasure Island. The result of this bet was Haggard's 1885 book, King Solomon's Mines. It became a runaway bestseller so Haggard was able to leave London and concentrate on his writing. He published She in 1887. Andrew Lang thought She was ‘one of the most astonishing romances I ever read. The more impossible it is, the better you do it, till it seems like a story from the literature of another planet'. Haggard died in 1925.


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