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King Solomon's Mines

Proverbs are short sayings that encapsulate some generalized truth or advice that is easily understood. One is provided near the beginning of the story, as Quatermain is apologizing for his lack of...

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King Solomon's Mines

Towards the end of chapter 10, Gagool is described as an "old woman . . . supporting herself with a stick." She is also described as a "frightful, vulture-headed old creature, bent nearly double...

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King Solomon's Mines

In the classic adventure novel King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard, Allen Quartermain, Sir Henry Curtis, Captain Good, and a group of trackers and porters that they assemble set forth on a...

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King Solomon's Mines

Whilst the actual novel does not directly address the fact of imperialism, this is only because it is an assumed reality of the world that is presented to the reader in this novel. Nonetheless...

Latest answer posted December 21, 2012, 6:18 pm (UTC)

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King Solomon's Mines

Quatermain is one of the good guys in the story. He and his companions represent the side of good in the "good vs. evil" conflict. Based on the belief that humans live in a violent world,...

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King Solomon's Mines

The reader can get a sense of the centrality of homosociality to King Solomon's Mines by simply reading the dedication from the fictional hero Allan Quatermain. It reads "to all the big and little...

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King Solomon's Mines

In the classic adventure novel King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard, Allen Quartermain and his expedition travel deep into Africa in search of the lost treasure of King Solomon. After...

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King Solomon's Mines

The story of how Allan Quatermain gets the map to the mines is told in chapter 2, "The Legend of Solomon's Mines," in the novel King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard. Quatermain, the narrator of...

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King Solomon's Mines

George Neville is Sir Henry Curtis's long-lost brother. He was lost on an expedition to find King Solomon's Mines. Sir Henry has decided to embark upon an expedition of his own to find him, and...

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King Solomon's Mines

After spending a week in Cape Town, South Africa, Allan Quatermain has decided to go back to Natal. So he heads down to the docks to board the Dunkeld, which is waiting for another ship, the...

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King Solomon's Mines

As the group of travelers approaches the land of the Kukuana, they are met by a group of locals led by Infadoos, son of Kafa, and Scragga, son of the reigning King of the Kukuanas, Twala....

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King Solomon's Mines

Throughout the novel, Quatermain relies strongly on superstition and threats to instill fear. Quatermain represents himself as an honorable and practical person, but also a bit of a coward in his...

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King Solomon's Mines

Quatermain and his companions have been steadily making their way across a desert, fighting exhaustion and dehydration as they travel. After depleting their water reserves, they find themselves...

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King Solomon's Mines

Sir Henry, Good, and Quatermain have finally made their way out of the labyrinthine hellhole which they thought for certain would be their tomb. It was a long, hard struggle, but they've managed to...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2018, 9:48 am (UTC)

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King Solomon's Mines

Allan Quatermain begins the tale of his extraordinary adventures by telling us what prompted him to pick up his pen and start writing about his expedition to King Solomon's Mines. The first reason...

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King Solomon's Mines

Unlike Sir Henry and Captain Good, Quartermain has spent much of his life in Africa and has often ventured on long expeditions with native people. He is appreciative of their good qualities,...

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King Solomon's Mines

In his introduction to King's Solomon's Mines, Allan Quatermain sets out his reasons for writing about his great adventures. He is, after all, a wealthy man who's made a fortune from his various...

Latest answer posted May 28, 2018, 1:31 pm (UTC)

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