King Solomon's Mines Author:H. Rider Haggard One of the best-selling novels of the nineteenth century, King Solomons Mines has inspired dozens of adventure stories, including Edgar Rice Burroughss Tarzan books and the Indiana Jones movies. Vivid and enormously action-packed, H. Rider Haggards tale of danger and discovery continues to shock and thrill, as it has since it w... more »as first presented to the public and heralded as the most amazing book ever written.
The story begins when renowned safari hunter Allan Quartermain agrees to help Sir Henry Curtis and Captain John Good search for King Solomons legendary cache of diamonds. Eager to find out what is true, what is myth, and what is really buried in the darkness of the mines, the tireless adventurers delve into the Saharas treacherous Veil of Sand, where they stumble upon a mysterious lost tribe of African warriors. Finding themselves in deadly peril from that countrys cruel king and the evil sorceress who conspires behind his throne, the explorers escape, but what they seek could be the most savage trap of allthe forbidden, impenetrable, and spectacular King Solomons Mines.« less