Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
H. Rider Haggard: A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Text

King Solomon’s Mines

Appendix A: Victorian Critical Reaction

  1. The Saturday Review, 10 October 1885
  2. Robert Louis Stevenson, 1885
  3. The Spectator, 7 November 1885
  4. The Literary World, 23 January 1886
  5. Gerard Manley Hopkins, 28 October 1886
  6. The Dial, May 1887
  7. The Book Buyer, August 1887
  8. The Church Quarterly Review, January 1888
  9. Fortnightly Review, 1 September 1888
  10. Forum, May 1889

Appendix B: Haggard on Africa and Romance

  1. “Notes on King Solomon’s Mines” (1906)
  2. “Anecdote” (c. 1876)
  3. “A Zulu War-Dance” (1877)
  4. “About Fiction” (1877)

Appendix C: Historical Documents: Natives and Imperialists in South Africa

  1. Fred Fynney, Zululand and the Zulus (1880)
  2. John Ruskin, Lectures on Art (1873)
  3. Cecil Rhodes,“Confession of Faith” (1877)
  4. Cecil Rhodes, Speeches (1881-1900)
  5. Olive Schreiner, Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland (1897)
  6. Olive Schreiner, Thoughts on South Africa (1890-92)

Appendix D: Historical Documents: Spoils of Imperialism: Gold, Diamonds, and Ivory

  1. The Bible, I Kings 10: 1-13
  2. Kebra Negast (c. 14th Century)
  3. “The Ophir of Scripture,” The Illustrated London News, 11 January 1873
  4. Hugh Mulleneux Walmsley, The Ruined Cities of Zulu Land (1869)
  5. Olive Schreiner, “Diamond Fields” (c. 1880)
  6. Frederick Courteney Selous, A Hunter’s Wanderings in Africa (1890)

Works Cited and Recommended Reading

Posted on October 29, 2015