Cry, The Beloved Country - Alan PatonJonathan Cape, 1949, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with some very short nicks. Price Clipped. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.
11th Impression. [First Edition: 1948] From the cover: “This book is a simple story of uncomplicated people caught up, as it were, in the complex mechanism of modern industrial development, as were those of many of our forefathers in our own industrial revolution. The central figure and main vehicle of the author’s thesis — for this is not only a work of art but a ‘novel with a purpose’ — is an elderly Zulu priest, the humble pastor of a dwindling Bantu community living in the valley of the Umzimkulu, one of those fierce rivers which plunge down from the Drakensberg escarpment into the Indian Ocean, dragging with them, in tawny spate, the substance and blood of a land slowly dying from the effects of ignorance, neglect, and unchecked erosion…”
Size: 7¾" x 5"
Number of Pages: 269
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