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Cry, the Beloved Country

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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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Publisher: Scribner

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780743262446
  • Release date: November 25, 2003

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9780743262446
  • File size: 316 KB
  • Release date: November 25, 2003

Formats

OverDrive Read
EPUB ebook

subjects

Fiction Literature

Languages

English

Levels

ATOS Level:6.2
Lexile® Measure:860
Interest Level:9-12(UG)
Text Difficulty:4-5

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.


Expand title description text
  • Details

    Publisher:
    Scribner

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9780743262446
    Release date: November 25, 2003

    EPUB ebook
    ISBN: 9780743262446
    File size: 316 KB
    Release date: November 25, 2003

  • Creators
  • Formats
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB ebook
  • Languages
    English
  • Levels
    ATOS Level: 6.2
    Lexile® Measure: 860
    Interest Level: 9-12(UG)
    Text Difficulty: 4-5