King Solomon’s Mines (Allan Quatermain #1) (Classic)

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Title: King Solomon’s Mines

Series: Allan Quatermain

Author: Henry Haggard

Rating: 3 of 5 Stars

Genre: Classic

Pages: 228




An “old” elephant hunter leads out 2 other englishmen and one Zulu in search of the fabled diamond mines of Solomon.

One of the englishman is in search of his brother who has been lost these several years and the Zulu has his own secrets.

Fighting Nature, fighting Man, fighting for survival. It all happens in this book.


My Thoughts:

With my reading mainly taking place in the realms of SFF, action and adventure are a given. So this historical novel had to live up to those modern expectations.

Also, the cultural attitudes were very much of the times and hence the Europeans were simply better. In everything. I would call it negligent racism, as opposed to hostile racism.

Overall, glad I read this but I won’t be reading any more in this series. I need at least dinosaurs eating people in my classic adventures these days, something more than just exploring the world.


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