Author(s): H. Rider Haggard
HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. 'Out of the dark we came, into the dark we go. Like a storm-driven bird at night we fly out of the Nowhere; for a moment our wings are seen in the light of the fire, and, lo! we are gone again into the Nowhere.' An amazing adventure set in Africa, against the backdrop of endless deserts and snowy mountains, Kings Solomon's Mines follows Allan Quartermain, in his quest to find his missing brother and unearth the fabled treasure of the biblical King's mines. Along the way, Allan and his companions are caught up in a tribal war and face fearful hardships, culminating in a final confrontation with the evil witch Gagool.
Sir Henry Rider Haggard (1856-1925) was an English writer of adventure novels that were mostly set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa. He was also a founder of the 'Lost World' literary genre and was also involved in agricultural reform throughout the British Empire.