The Resource King Solomon's Mines, H. Rider Haggard, (eaudio)

King Solomon's Mines, H. Rider Haggard, (eaudio)

Label
King Solomon's Mines
Title
King Solomon's Mines
Statement of responsibility
H. Rider Haggard
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The book was first published in September 1885 amid considerable fanfare, with billboards and posters around London announcing "The Most Amazing Book Ever Written". It became an immediate best seller. By the late 19th century explorers were uncovering lost civilizations around the world, such as Egypt's Valley of the Kings, the city of Troy, and the empire of Assyria. Africa remained largely unexplored and King Solomon's Mines, the first novel of African adventure published in English, captured the public's imagination. The "King Solomon" of the book's title is the Biblical king renowned both for his wisdom and for his wealth. A number of sites have been identified as the location of the mines of Solomon, including the workings at Timna near Eilat, and many "fictional" locations. Haggard knew Africa well, having penetrated deep within the continent as a 19-year-old during the Anglo-Zulu War and the First Boer War, where he had been impressed by South Africa's vast mineral wealth and the ruins of ancient lost civilizations being uncovered such as Great Zimbabwe. His original Allan Quatermain character was based in large part on the real-life adventures of Frederick Courtney Selous, the famous British big game hunter and explorer of Colonial Africa.[ These experiences provided Haggard's background and inspiration for this and many later stories
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1856-1925
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Haggard, H. Rider
Dewey number
823/.8
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by Stan Winiarski
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Winiarski, Stan
  • hoopla digital
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Quatermain, Allan (Fictitious character)
  • Diamond mines and mining
  • Missing persons
  • Treasure troves
  • Hunting guides
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
King Solomon's Mines, H. Rider Haggard, (eaudio)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Abridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (2hr., 23 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781943499281
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11668623
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11668623
System control number
MWT11668623
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
King Solomon's Mines, H. Rider Haggard, (eaudio)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Abridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (2hr., 23 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781943499281
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11668623
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11668623
System control number
MWT11668623
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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