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An Oprah Book Club selection, Cry, the Beloved Country, the most famous and important novel in South Africa’s history, was an immediate worldwide bestseller in 1948. Alan Paton’s impassioned novel about a black man’s country under white man’s law is a work of searing beauty. Cry, the beloved country, for the unborn child that is the inheritor of our fear. Let him not love the earth too deeply. Let him not laugh too gladly when the water runs through his fingers, nor stand too silent when the setting sun makes red the veld with fire. Let him not be too moved when the birds of his land are singing, nor give too much of his heart to a mountain or valley. For fear will rob him of all if he gives too much. 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.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Alan Paton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2003-11-25
File: 320 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780743262446

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Camus's landmark novel traces the aftermath of a shocking crime and the man whose fate is sealed with one rash and foolhardy act. The Stranger presents readers with a new kind of protagonist, a man unable to transcend the tedium and inherent absurdity of everyday existence in a world indifferent to the struggles and strivings of its human denizens. This addition to the Bloom's Guides series features an annotated bibliography and a listing of works by the author for further reading.

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Genre: Apartheid in literature
Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Release: 2010
File: 195 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781438133423

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This classic South African novel by Alan Paton has now been successfully adapted for the stage by acclaimes playwright Roy Sargeant.Set in 1946, this is a moving story of a father's search for his son, the terrible discovery of the young man's crime and punishment, and the fate of their home village in rural KwaZulu-Natal. Remaining true to the novel, the play explores the themes of family relationships, human suffering andracial reconcilliation in a uniquely South African way.

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Genre: Apartheid
Author: Roy Sargeant
Publisher:
Release: 2006
File: 128 Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105132807277

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Cry the Beloved Countryis 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 contemporaneity, unforgettable for character and incident, Cry the Beloved Countryis a classic work of love and hope, courage and endurance, born of the dignity of man.

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Genre: Africa
Author: Alan Paton
Publisher: Arrow
Release: 2002
File: 239 Pages
ISBN-13: 0099766817

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Genre: English fiction
Author: Alan Paton
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release: 1948
File: 441 Pages
ISBN-13:

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A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for selected works by Alan Paton, whose wide knowledge of the Union of South Africa culture inspired much of his work. Titles in this study guide include Too Late the Phalarope, Cry, the Beloved Country, and A Troubled Land by Alan Paton. As a collection of mid-twentieth-century novels, Paton’s work offers incredibly realistic descriptions of existing cities and people in order to reflect societal effects on an individual's lives. Moreover, Paton uses literary devices such as symbolism to establish themes of love, understanding, and the land of South Africa in his literary works. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Paton’s classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons they have stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.

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Genre: Study Aids
Author: Intelligent Education
Publisher: Influence Publishers
Release: 2020-06-28
File: 72 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781645420033

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"Stephen Kumalo, a church minister, receives a letter that changes his life. He must leave his village and travel to the city of Johannesburg, where his sister is ill and his son is lost. He has never been so far from home, and he is worried about what he wil find there - but the situation is much worse than the could have imagined." - back cover.

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Genre: Apartheid in literature
Author: Alan Paton
Publisher: Longman
Release: 2008
File: 101 Pages
ISBN-13: 1405882638

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Author: Connor P. Hartnett
Publisher:
Release: 1998
File: 45 Pages
ISBN-13: 0760710465

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Genre:
Author: Alan Paton
Publisher:
Release: 1978
File: 297 Pages
ISBN-13: OCLC:855271414

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Genre: Apartheid in literature
Author: Center for Learning Staff
Publisher:
Release: 2007-08
File: 78 Pages
ISBN-13: 1560778555

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