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King Solomon's Mines
(eAudiobook)

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Published:
[United States]: Author's Republic, 2015.
Edition:
Abridged.
Status:
Available Online
Description

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. By the late 19th century explorers were uncovering lost civilizations around the world, such as Egypt's Valley of the Kings, the city of Troy, and the empire of Assyria. Africa remained largely unexplored and King Solomon's Mines, the first novel of African adventure published in English, captured the public's imagination. The "King Solomon" of the book's title is the Biblical king renowned both for his wisdom and for his wealth. A number of sites have been identified as the location of the mines of Solomon, including the workings at Timna near Eilat, and many "fictional" locations. Haggard knew Africa well, having penetrated deep within the continent as a 19-year-old during the Anglo-Zulu War and the First Boer War, where he had been impressed by South Africa's vast mineral wealth and the ruins of ancient lost civilizations being uncovered such as Great Zimbabwe. His original Allan Quatermain character was based in large part on the real-life adventures of Frederick Courtney Selous, the famous British big game hunter and explorer of Colonial Africa.[ These experiences provided Haggard's background and inspiration for this and many later stories.

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Physical Description:
1 online resource (1 audio file (2hr., 23 min.)) : digital.
Format:
eAudiobook
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781943499281 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book), 1943499284 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)

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Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participants/Performers
Read by Stan Winiarski.
Description
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. By the late 19th century explorers were uncovering lost civilizations around the world, such as Egypt's Valley of the Kings, the city of Troy, and the empire of Assyria. Africa remained largely unexplored and King Solomon's Mines, the first novel of African adventure published in English, captured the public's imagination. The "King Solomon" of the book's title is the Biblical king renowned both for his wisdom and for his wealth. A number of sites have been identified as the location of the mines of Solomon, including the workings at Timna near Eilat, and many "fictional" locations. Haggard knew Africa well, having penetrated deep within the continent as a 19-year-old during the Anglo-Zulu War and the First Boer War, where he had been impressed by South Africa's vast mineral wealth and the ruins of ancient lost civilizations being uncovered such as Great Zimbabwe. His original Allan Quatermain character was based in large part on the real-life adventures of Frederick Courtney Selous, the famous British big game hunter and explorer of Colonial Africa.[ These experiences provided Haggard's background and inspiration for this and many later stories.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Haggard, H. R. 1., & Winiarski, S. (2015). King Solomon's Mines. Abridged. [United States]: Author's Republic.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Haggard, H. Rider 1856-1925 and Stan, Winiarski. 2015. King Solomon's Mines. [United States]: Author's Republic.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Haggard, H. Rider 1856-1925 and Stan, Winiarski, King Solomon's Mines. [United States]: Author's Republic, 2015.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Haggard, H. Rider 1856-1925,, and Stan Winiarski. King Solomon's Mines. Abridged. [United States]: Author's Republic, 2015.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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