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Cry, the beloved country

Paton, Alan (author.).


Summary: This book is the most famous and important novel in South Africa's history, and an immediate worldwide bestseller when it was published in 1948. Alan Paton's impassioned novel about a black man's country under white man's law is a work of searing beauty. The eminent literary critic Lewis Gannett wrote, " We have had many novels from statesmen and reformers, almost all bad; many novels from poets, almost all thin. In Alan Paton's Cry, the Beloved Country the statesman, the poet and the novelist meet in a unique harmony." Cry, the Beloved Country is the deeply moving story of the Zulu pastor Stephen Kumalo and his son, Absalom, set against the background of a land and a people riven by racial injustice. Remarkable for its lyricism, unforgettable for character and incident, Cry, the Beloved Country is a classic work of love and hope, courage and endurance, born of the dignity of man. - Jacket flap.

Item details

  • ISBN: 074326195X
  • ISBN: 9780743261951
  • Physical Description: print
    316 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: First Scribner classics edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner Classics, 2003.

Contents / Notes

General Note: Originally published: New York : C. Scribner's and Sons, 1948.
Subject: Race relations Fiction
South Africa Fiction
Apartheid Fiction
Race relations
South Africa
Trials (Homicide) South Africa Fiction
Racism South Africa Fiction
South Africa Race relations Fiction
South Africa Fiction
Genre: Political fiction.
Political fiction.
Political fiction.

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  • 22 / 23 copies available at PINES (Show)
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  • 1 / 1 copies available at Peachtree City Library


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