The story of King Solomon's Mines takes place in the mid-nineteenth century, a period roughly contemporary with Haggard's own...
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Bibliography (Cyclopedia of Literary Characters, Revised Third Edition)
Butts, Dennis. Introduction and notes to King Solomon’s Mines, by H. Rider Haggard. New York: Oxford University Press, 1989. Butts’s introduction to the historical background and literary reception of the novel is concise and informative. Notes the novel’s familiar structure as a folktale. Bibliography.
Cohen, Morton. Rider Haggard: His Life and Works. London: Hutchinson University Library, 1960. Scrupulously documented and judiciously restrained in its appreciation of Haggard as a writer. Provides rich historical context for the composition of King Solomon’s Mines.
Higgins, D. S. Rider...
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