Cry, The Beloved Country: Classic Collection by Alan PatonCry, The Beloved Country: Classic Collection by Alan Paton

Cry, The Beloved Country: Classic Collection

byAlan Paton

Audio Book (CD) | January 8, 2005

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This is a new reading of the deeply moving story of a Zulu pastor, his son, the deeply troubled South Africa of the 1940s, and a people riven by racial injustice. Passionately African, yet timeless and universal, it is a work of hope and courage.
Alan Paton (1903-1988), South African novelist and humanitarian worker, was born in 1903 in Pietermaritzburg in the province of Natal, South Africa. After attending Pietermaritzburg College and Natal University, he taught school for three years in the rural village of Ixopo, the setting for Cry, the Beloved Country."
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Title:Cry, The Beloved Country: Classic CollectionFormat:Audio Book (CD)Dimensions:5.75 × 5.13 × 1 inPublished:January 8, 2005Publisher:Blackstone AudioLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1433213699

ISBN - 13:9781433213694

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favourite book This is my favourite book, I have one copy for myself and one copy that I lend out because I love it so much and everyone should read it!
Date published: 2017-04-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Powerful ... but a bit slow and hard to get into; still worth it, however.
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must read This is a fabulous book that every serious reader must read. Set in apartheid South Africa this beautifully written book tackles difficult situations that will make you really feel for the characters. This book is definitely in my top 100 reads of all time.
Date published: 2012-01-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Thought Provoking... Very unique writing style, it takes a while to get use to his ways for using a dash instead of using quotation marks in the dialogue characters have. It is a novel that is rather thought provoking but if you are not into analyzing and seriously following along then it will get quite difficult to read.
Date published: 2007-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A moving read We finished this book with our bookclub and everyone loved it. The novel takes a good look at significant issues in South Africa - racism, environmentalism, poverty, crime - still relevant 50 years after publishing. Besides the broad scope of these issues, I also loved the characters and their individual experiences. They are all so human - full of good and evil, hope and hopelessness, faith and doubt... They inspired me to further gratitude, generosity and faith. I highly recommend this novel.
Date published: 2006-06-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cry, The Beloved Country This is a compassionate tale of an old pastor trying to get accustomed to the rapidly growing city of Johannesburg. It is sad about his son Absalom and is brother John but overall a very compelling story.
Date published: 2005-05-13