Talk:King Solomon's Mines

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The novel is said have been written as a result of a bet he struck, that he could not write a novel as good as Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island.

Did he win the bet? (And furthermore, why would be bet that he could not write a novel as good as Teasure Island? Rather self-deprecating if you ask me. ;) --Brion

I will try and ascertain the outcome. It was maybe slightly less felicitously phrased than I had intended. user:sjc

Having recently read both, he could not have won. Stbalbach 04:25, 14 August 2005 (UTC)

Apparently he did make a bet with his brother, his brother didn't believe he could write as good a novel. He did remarkably well.

great books.......


Added a picture of the cover. Hellycopper 00:32, 17 February 2006 (UTC)

Lost World[edit]

This article gives King Solomon's Mines the credit for starting the "Lost World" genre. I might be wrong, but isn't Jules Verne's Journey to the Centre of the Earth part of the "Lost World" genre, and wasn't it published earlier? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 70.27.118.196 (talkcontribs) .

Follow-up discussion at Talk:Lost World (genre). --Stbalbach 01:09, 14 April 2006 (UTC)


Just made a minor correction to the intro. They weren't actually looking for King Solomon's mines, they were searching for Sir Henry's brother.

'Timna' link removed[edit]

The link that's supposed to point to Timna "near Eilat" points in fact to a city by the same name in Yemen. There is indeed a place named Timna near Eilat, but there's no Wiki article for it. Until such an article is created, link removed. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 99.238.15.202 (talk) 05:48, 21 December 2007 (UTC)

Possible Site For Solomon's Mines[edit]

In the Nov/Dec issue of Biblical Archaeology Review, there is an interesting article on the topic of copper mines in Jordan near Khirbat en-Nahas which is located on the East side of the Wadi Arabah. While the authors don't make the case that these are Solomon's Mines, could this be a possible site?71.76.193.38 (talk) 18:44, 2 November 2011 (UTC)

Children's literature?[edit]

I find it a bit hard to believe that this is considered children's literature, although I can see it could appeal to teenagers. Indeed, I read this and other HHR books as a teen, along with many works considered "adult" literature, without the sexual connotation that "adult" tends to hold today. There is no citation given for the idea that this is considered children's lit today; I think we need one for such a claim. Wschart (talk) 19:03, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

Material in sources being deleted from article[edit]

See WP:RSN#Is it ok to delete what a source says, keep the source & add material contradicting the source?. Dougweller (talk) 07:14, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

Epic?[edit]

A quick search for suitable sources found none. Rather, the uses of "epic" for this novel were one of these: (a) course notes (which are never a reliable source of literary criticism), or (b) advertisements (nothing useful here). To establish its category, a scholarly review or similar is needed. As usual, that's the goal for reliable sources TEDickey (talk) 10:28, 14 May 2014 (UTC)