The Alan Quatermain Omnibus: King solomon's Mines & Allan Quatermain (2-books-in-1)

H Rider Haggard

Before there was Indiana Jones, there was Allan Quatermain

King Solomon's Mines

Allan Quatermain had been a trader and hunter all his life and knew Africa as well as any white man. When returning to Natal, South Africa, Sir Henry Curtis tracked him down and made him a proposition: Curtis's brother had heard of the famous, fabled diamond mines of King Solomon, and taken an expedition to find it. He has not returned.

Quartermain possesses an old map to the fabled mines so, in return for a share of the treasure or a handsome stipend for his son if he dies in the attempt, Quartermain agrees to mount a rescue expedition. They journey over snowy mountains, through deserts, and into battle, but it is when the adventurers reach their destination that they must face Gagaoola, evil, clever and the greatest danger of all.

The book was first published in September 1885 amid considerable fanfare, with billboards and posters around London announcing "The Most Amazing Book Ever Written". It became an immediate best seller.

  • Classification : Classic Crime & Adventure/Thrillers
  • Pub Date : JUN 20, 2023
  • Imprint : YELLOWBACK
  • Page Extent : 556
  • Binding : PB
  • ISBN : 9789357310659
  • Price : INR 799

H Rider Haggard

Sir Henry Rider Haggard KBE (1856 1925) was an English writer of adventure fiction set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa, and a pioneer of the lost world literary genre. He was also involved in land reform throughout the British Empire. His stories, situated at the lighter end of Victorian literature, continue to be popular and influential and he was huge influence on Edgar Rice Burroughs, Arthur Conan Doyle and numerous others.

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