King Solomon's Mines

by H. Rider Haggard | Literature & Fiction |
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Registered by wingTarnawing of Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on 4/10/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingTarnawing from Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Monday, April 10, 2017
Complete and unabridged. First published 1885. Wordsworth Classics. Ware, Hertfordshire: Wordsworth Editions 1998. Paperback, 224 pages.
Cover Illustration: Litho 1849 by George French Angas (1822-86) courtesy of The Bridgeman Art Library, London. Cover design: Tony Collins @thedesignhause.org.uk

Back cover:
King Solomonʼs Mines tells of the search by Sir Henry Curtis, Captain John Good and the narrator, Allan Quatermain, for Sir Henryʼs younger brother George. He has been lost in the interior of Africa for two years in the quest for King Solomonʼs Mines, the legendary source of the biblical kingʼs enormous riches. The three companions encounter fearful hardships, fierce warriors, mortal danger and the sinister and deadly witch Gagool.
In one of the finest adventure stories of its age, Quatermain, with touches of humour and great excitement, tells the tale of their struggle through unmapped Africa in pursuit of unimaginable wealth.

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Journal Entry 2 by wingTarnawing at Pääkirjasto in Pirkkala, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Monday, May 15, 2017

Released 2 yrs ago (5/15/2017 UTC) at Pääkirjasto in Pirkkala, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland

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Journal Entry 3 by CatharinaL at Pirkkala, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Friday, June 09, 2017
I've been a lazy, lousy bookcrosser these past few months, and it was with joy (and renewed enthusiasm) that I discovered this book at the Pirkkala Main Library today.

While King Shlomo and his riches are a well-known legend, I must admit I wasn't aware of the existence of *this particular* adventure story!

I'm expecting a good ol' adventure, now food for post-colonialist thought. TBR on a rainy day :-)

Journal Entry 4 by CatharinaL at Pirkkala, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Nah... this is way too straightforward an adventure story to sustain my interest, even on a very, very rainy day :-) I really have to try hard for any literary significance here for a modern reader.

I'll try to activate myself a bit as a bookcrosser and take this with me to one of the upcoming local meetups to find new readers there.

Journal Entry 5 by CatharinaL at Pirkkala, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Sunday, June 25, 2017
To be released as part of Kesis's outdoor release challenge: Lake Vähäjärvi ahoy!

Released 2 yrs ago (6/25/2017 UTC) at Vähäjärven kävelytie in Pirkkala, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Phohh... ulkoiluhaaste tai ei, tämä ei viitsinyt reippailla nyt kuin kolmen kilometrin verran. Ahkerasti vuorottelevien sateen ja ukkosen takia, siis. Kirja vapautui muovipussiin umpioituna Vähäjärven rantaan, taiteellisesti aseteltuna erääseen veistokseen...

EDIT: ... josta se oli napattu parempaan talteen hyvinkin pian ulkoilukierrokseni jälkeen.

Lukuiloa löytäjälle!

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Packed in a plastic bag, this wild release can now be found artistically positioned in one of the sculptures by Lake Vähäjärvi, Pirkkala, Finland.

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