One of the bestselling novels of the 19th century, King Solomon's Mines has inspired dozens of adventure stories, including Edgar Rice Burroughs's Tarzan books and the Indiana Jones movies. Vivid and enormously action-packed, Henry Rider Haggard's tale of danger and discovery continues to shock and thrill, as it has since it was first presented to the public and heralded as "the most amazing book ever written."
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First published in 1885, with billboards and posters around London announcing "The Most Amazing Book Ever Written". It became an immediate best seller. The genesis of the Lost World literary genre! The search of an unexplored region of Africa by a group of adventurers, led by Allan Quatermain, for a missing brother, lost while searching for the mythical mines of King Solomon. It is the first English adventure novel set in Africa. The novel has been adapted to film at least six times.
The story is set in the Ptolemaic era of ancient Egyptian history and revolves around the survival of a dynasty bloodline protected by the priesthood of Isis. The main character, Harmachis (the living descendant of this bloodline), is charged by the priesthood with overthrowing the supposed impostor - Cleopatra - driving out the Romans, and restoring Egypt to its golden era.
A wonderful collection of classic thrillers, mystery stories, crime tales and weird accounts of uncanny events.1. Query by “Seamark” 2. The Furnished Room by O. Henry 3.The Dancing Partner by Jerome K. Jerome 4. The Squaw by Bram Stoker 5. The 19 Club by A. J. Alan 6. The Interruption by W. W. Jacobs7. Laura by Saki 8. A Descent into the Maelström by Edgar Allan Poe 9. The Diver by A. J. Alan10. The Man of the Night by Edgar Wallace11. The Burglary by Arnold Bennett
Accompanied by Sir Henry Curtis, Captain John Good and their native servant Umbopa, the big-game hunter Allan Quatermain sets off to reveal the fate of Curtis...
King Solomon's Mines tells the story of renowned hunter Allan Quatermain as he leads an expedition into the heart of Southern Africa in search of a missing treasure hunter. He's persuaded to go on the trek by the brother of the missing man, the aristocrat Sir Henry Curtis, who is desperate to find out if his brother has survived after leaving in search of the fabled treasure mines of King Solomon.
This deftly crafted Viking tale depicts the terror, tragedy, and vanity of life. The ill fated lovers, Eric and "Gudruda the Fair", fall victim to the jealous Swanhild's sorcery. Eric and his 'thrall' must overcome treachery, bloodthirsty foes, the open sea and blizzards as he battles to win his beloved Gudruda. Will the star-crossed lovers triumph over the fate of the Norns and the spite of Swanhild?
Ludwig Horace Holly, a Cambridge professor, travels to Africa with his adopted son Leo to investigate the death of Kallicrates, Leo’s ancestor, who was murdered by an unknown woman centuries before.They encounter the Amahagger, a fierce tribe of cannibals who live in the caves of Kôr, a huge burial ground of an ancient civilisation decimated by plague
"A fun adventure."
Ayesha, a la que nadie se atreve a llamar por su nombre es....Ella. ¿Un pueblo salvaje? ¿Qué pueblo?- No puedo darte ahora muchos detalles. Confórmate con saber que aquella reina, en circunstancias que ya averiguarás algún día, acabó por asesinar a Kalíkrates. La princesa egipcia, su mujer, consiguió escapar y llegar, no sé cómo, a Atenas, donde dio a luz un hijo al que llamó Tisísthenes, que quiere decir El Poderoso Vengador.
"Entretenida novela de aventuras y fantasía"
King Solomon's Mines tells the story 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.
Znamenityj istoricheskij roman vydajushhegosja anglijskogo pisatelja, klassika mirovoj prikljuchencheskoj literatury, narjadu s L'juisom Kjerrollom i Jedgarom Po osnovopolozhnikom zhanra fjentezi Genri Rajdera Haggarda. Dejstvie romana proishodit v drevnem Egipte, vo vremena pravlenija Ptolemeev. Roman rasskazyvaet o zagovore verhovnyh zhrecov, reshivshih sbrosit' s trona nenavistnuju caricu Kleopatru, otdavshuju Egipet vo vlast' Rima.
Kopi carja Solomona. "Ja, Hoze da Sil'vestra, umiraja ot goloda v malen'koj peshhere, pishu jeto sobstvennoj krov'ju v god 1590-j, oblomkom kosti na klochke moej odezhdy. Pust' moj drug dast znat' korolju o tom, chto zdes' napisano, chtoby on mog poslat' sjuda armiju. Esli ona preodoleet pustynju i gory i smozhet pobedit' otvazhnyh kukuanov i ih d'javol'skoe koldovstvo, to on stanet bogatejshim korolem so vremen Solomona. Ja videl sobstvennymi glazami nesmetnoe chislo almazov v sokrovishhnice Solomona, za Beloj Smert'ju, no iz-za verolomstva Gaguly, ohotnicy za koldunami, ja nichego ne smog unesti i edva spas svoju zhizn'.
Leo Vincey, a beautiful young man with the looks of a Greek and his fatherly guardian Holly, a Cambridge scientist, go to Africa to avenge the death...
"Classic story, great reading"
King Solomon’s Mines is set in nineteenth-century Africa. Allan Quartermain, hunter, is commissioned by the valiant Sir Henry Curtis and his jovial friend Captain Good to lead them to the fabled lost mines of King Solomon. In the company of these dauntless men we undertake the most exciting safari ever described. We hunt big game, we go to war with the terrifying King Twala of Kukuanaland and his diabolical henchwoman Gagaoola - and are amazed by the twist at the end.
When the retiring young bank clerk Smith ducks into the British Museum one day to avoid the rain, he finds himself confronted with the bust of an Egyptian lady so beautiful that he becomes infatuated with her. His obsession leads him to read extensively on the subject of Egyptology, learn to read hieroglyphics, and gradually become an established Egyptologist. Every winter he travels to Egypt and undertakes archeological work. Then, in the third year, he makes an astounding discovery which changes the course of his life forever.
My empire is of the imagination. These are the words of Ayesha, the mysterious white queen of a Central African tribe, whose dread title, 'She-who-must-be-obeyed', testifies to her undying beauty and magical powers; but they serve equally well to describe the hold of her author, Henry Rider Haggard, on generations of readers.