Haggard, H. Rider

King Solomon's Mines (1885)


King Solomon's Mines is a popular novel by the Victorian adventure writer Sir H. Rider Haggard. It tells of a search of an unexplored region of Africa by a group of adventurers led by Allan Quatermain for the missing brother of one of the party.

It is the first English fictional adventure novel set in Africa, and is considered to be the genesis of the Lost World literary genre. The book was first published in September 1885 and it became an immediate best seller.


Allan Quatermain series: 1. King Solomon's Mines, 2. Allan Quatermain, 3. Allan's Wife & Other Tales, 4. Maiwa's Revenge: or, The War of the Little Hand, 5. Marie, 6. Child of Storm, 7. Allan and The Holy Flower, 8. Finished, 9. The Ivory Child, 10. The Ancient Allan

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