Book Reviews of King Solomon's Mines

King Solomon's Mines
King Solomon's Mines
Author: H. Rider Haggard, Alan Langford (Illustrator)
PBS Market Price: $6.59 or $2.69+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780140366877
ISBN-10: 0140366873
Publication Date: 1/1/1996
Pages: 304
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Puffin Books
Book Type: Paperback
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A classic tale of adventure to help get your imagination going. A classic just waiting for you to begin turning the pages.
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"Touted by it's 1885 publisher as 'the most amazing story ever written,' King Solomon's Mines was one of the bestselling novels of the 19th century. Still being made into movies, the Allen Quartermain character is much like Indiana Jones for his day. Set in Africa, it also brings us a "vivid portait of the allances & battles of white colonials and African tribesmen," that we still see going on today in some places. This novel, "bring us the world of extremes, of the absurdly tall tales & the illogical loyalty between disparate peple that still informs this part of the world.', state Alexander Fuller who wrote the introduction to this volumn. She also spent time in Africa: in Zimbawe, Malawi, & Zambia.
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My son thought it was an exciting read. He said it was like Indiana Jones.
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I actually could not get through the book at all. It's sexist and written in the old *adventure story for boys* style. Not at all appealing to an adult female reader.
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Rider Haggard's classic novel of adventure.
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This book was written in 1885, and is a product of its time. It is a classic by a man who wrote this book after returning from Africa. I read it in one of my classes. It is an adventure story, about the first white men to set foot in an African village. Some of the content may seem a little offensive to modern readers....but like I said, it is a product of its time, just like "Huckleberry Finn" contained racist language but was worth reading aside from that, as a classic, this book is very much worth reading too.