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This is an auction for three books in one volume by Sir Henry Rider Haggard.

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"FIVE STARS!!! Sir Henry Rider Haggard (1856-1925) is best known for his African adventure novels, notably KING SOLOMON'S MINES and SHE (1886). They are amongst the most exciting and thrilling adventures ever written. The essence of KING SOLOMON'S MINES is the adventure of an elephant hunter as his safari heads into the interior of South Africa in search of a fabled diamond mine, and to rescue the missing brother of an English gentleman who accompanies him. They are aided by an enigmatic native guide who is more than he seems. As they stumble into Zulu territory, they are drawn into local politics and discover that their European methods are less effective, and that they need to learn new tricks. Quickly, they find themselves in peril from a merciless king and a malevolence sorceress. In the end, KING SOLOMON'S MINES is more than just the sum of all its parts because Haggard's intelligent and observant characterizations give him the opportunity to put together a revealing social commentary about race and class, while still telling a captivating story. Against the conventional wisdom of the time, Haggard treats his black characters sympathetically, and even dares to suggest that English society might be less than perfect (an audacious heresy in Victoria's reign)."

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Hardback 1979.

638 pages.

Good condition.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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