King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard, is a genuine classic that provides readers with a rich balance of drama, humor, and high stakes adventure. No wonder that this work has inspired and captivated so many millions of would-be adventurers since it was first written 1885. Long before there was an "Indiana Jones" or a "Crocodile Dundee", the name of Allan Quatermain had already become synonymous with the quintessential action hero. King Solomon's Mines was the first adventure tail by Haggard featuring Allan Quatermain, and is set in the remote African interior during the last portion of the nineteenth century. As a seasoned hunter and trader, Mr. Quatermain ends up being hired on as a guide by a wealthy Englishman who is in search of a long lost brother. Before his journey is over, however, our hero ends up playing the role of both treasure hunter (King Solomon's Mines) and soldier of fortune. In these roles, both he and his companions face more than their share of hardships as they end up getting themselves in the middle of a tribal war and loads of dangerous situations.Strap on your seatbelt, and get ready for the ride of your life, as you move through the pages of this unforgettable story.