H. Rider Haggard's King Solomon's Mines has entertained generations of readers since its first publication in 1885. Following a mysterious map of dubious reliability, a small group of men treks into southern Africa in search of a lost friend-and a lost treasure, the fabled mines of King Solomon. Led by the English adventurer and fortune hunter Allan Quartermain, they discover a frozen corpse, survive untold dangers in remote mountains and deserts, and encounter the merciless King Twala en route to the legendary hoard of diamonds.

English writer Sir Henry Rider Haggard (KBE) was born in Bradenham, United Kingdom. He is most famous for his legendry character Allen Quatermain. he mostly wrote adventure fiction set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa, and a pioneer of the lost world literary and historical fiction genre. Apart from writing, he was also involved in agricultural reform throughout the British Empire. He married Mariana Louisa Margitson in 1880 and had 2 sons and five daughters with her.

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