Cromrades, welcome back! This week, we present King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard! This adventure story was published in 1885, and has been highly influential, attributed to be the first Lost World novel. You can trace a direct line from King Solomon's Mines to The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle, to King Kong and beyond, right up to
We split the novel into two episodes, and discuss the first half of the book through about Chapter 10 for part one. Primary research for this episode was found in part by browsing a King Solomon's Mines study guide, found here.
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Next time: King Solomon's Mines, part two! Will Quartermain and his associates make it to the fabled King Solomon's Mines? Let's find out!
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