King Solomon's Mines.pdf

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“A peculiarly thrilling and vigorous tale of adventure.” —Andrew Lang

作者简介
Sir Henry Rider Haggard (1856-1925) was a prolific English writer, who published colorful novels set in unknown regions and lost kingdoms of Africa, or some other corner of the world: Iceland, Constantinople, Mexico, Ancient Egypt. Haggard's best-known work is the romantic adventure tale KING SOLOMON'S MINES (1885), which was inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson' s famous Treasure Island.

目录
FOREWORD
INTRODUCTION
1 I MEET SIR HENRY CURTIS
2 THE LEGEND OF SOLOMON'S MINES
3 UMBOPA ENTERS OUR SERVICE
4 AN ELEPHANT HUNT
5 OUR MARCH INTO THE DESERT
6 WATER! WATER!
7 SOLOMON'S ROAD
8 WE ENTER KUKUANALAND
9 TWALA THE KING
10 THE WITCH HUNT
11 WE GIVE A SIGN
12 BEFORE THE BATTLE
13 THE ATTACK
14 THE LAST STAND OF THE GREYS
15 GOOD FALLS SICK
16 THE PLACE OF DEATH
17 SOLOMON'S TREASURE CHAMBER
18 WE ABANDON HOPE
19 IGNOSI'S FAREWELL
20 FOUND

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Henry Rider Haggard was born on june 22, l856, in Nor-folk, England. His parents had money enough to make fre-quent trips to Europe when he was young, and this must have contributed to his unquenchable thirst for travel.
When he was nineteen, his father, a lawyer and counry gentleman, got him a job working in south Africa as a secretary to the governor of Natal,a British province.
Haggard spent the next several years in Africa at a point in history during which Great Britain, like several other European countries, was at its imperialistic peak, annexing regions left and right. It was the time of the first Boer War and Britain's bloody war with the Zulus. Haggard was right in the middle of history-in-the-making.
In l877, he was appointed Master of the High Court at Pretoria, a new British territory. Tiring quickly of this po-sition, though, in l879 he left his post to begin a lih of os-trich farming-until the Dutch took over the region in l88l.
Haggard moved back to England with his new bride, Mariana Margiuon. After a false start as a lawyer in l884, he decided to take up writing. His first two novels were not very successful, but on a dare from his brother, he wrote a third. His brother bet him that he could not write a book as good or as popular as Treosure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson's best-selling adventure novel. Hbnry Rider won the bet, for in six weeks he wrote a novel that not only charmed the world but provided a new literary genre, the African adventure novel. Advertised as "the most amazing book ever written," it was called King Sol-omon's Mines.
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