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Cry, the Beloved Country: A Story of Comfort in Desolation (Penguin Modern Classics) [Paperback]

Alan Paton
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"A beautiful novel, rich, firm and moving-its writing is so fresh, its projection of character so immediate and full, its events so compelling and its understanding so compassionate, that to read the book is to share intimately, even to the point of catharsis, in the grave human experience treated." (New York Times)

"The greatest novel to emerge out of the tragedy of South Africa and one of the best novels of our time" (The New Republic) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

Book Description

First published in 1948, Cry The Beloved Country stands as the single most important novel in twentieth-century South African literature. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Alan Paton's other publications include Apartheid and the Archbishop, a biography of Geoffrey Clayton; Debbie Go Home, a collection of stories; and Ah, But Your Land Is Beautiful. His writing and public work have been honoured by Yale University (Hon. L. H. D.). Kenyon College, Ohio (Hon. D. Litt.), and his own Alma Mater (Hon. D. Litt.). He is justly recognized as one of the most eloquent spokesmen for liberal progressiveness in South Africa and this, his first novel, as a testament of vital importance to the anti-apartheid cause today. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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