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King Solomon's Mines H. Rider Haggard

King Solomon's Mines By H. Rider Haggard

King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard


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When first published, King Solomon's Mines (1885) was an enormous popular success. The narrative follows the explorations of Allan Quatermain, a fortune hunter who travels to Africa in search of ancient treasures and a lost fellow explorer.

King Solomon's Mines Summary

King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard

When first published, King Solomon's Mines (1885) was an enormous popular success. The narrative follows the explorations of Allan Quatermain, a fortune hunter who travels to Africa in search of ancient treasures and a lost fellow explorer. Written as an adventure story, the novel is also a late-Victorian imperial romance that illuminates the politics of British imperialist capitalism in 1870s and 1880s South Africa.

This edition includes contemporary reviews, other writings by Haggard on Africa and romance, and documents focusing on imperialism and diamond mining in late nineteenth-century South Africa.

King Solomon's Mines Reviews

Scholars, students and general readers will welcome Gerald Monsman's new edition, which comes lavishly supplied with illuminating contextual documents. In a provocative introductory essay, Professor Monsman describes the mythopoeic ambition of King Solomon's Mines by recovering its intellectual context in Victorian anthropology. Haggard sought to create an Africa of the imagination, more precious for the access it gave modern readers to their alienated psychic origins than for its material resources. Readers of this excellent new edition will find that the fictions of imperialism were richer and stranger than they had thought." - Ian Duncan, University of California, Berkeley

About H. Rider Haggard

Gerald Monsman is a Professor of English at the University of Arizona. He is the author of Olive Schreiner's Fiction: Landscape and Power (1991).

Additional information

GOR005392365
9781551114392
1551114399
King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Broadview Press Ltd
1999-01-01
306
N/A
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