CliffsNotes on Paton's Cry, the Beloved Country

by Richard O Peterson

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780764585012
  • ISBN-10: 0764585010
  • Pages: 84
  • Publication Date: 11/01/1999
  • Carton Quantity: 200

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CliffsNotes on Cry, the Beloved Country takes you into a compassionately told story set in the troubled and changing South Africa in the 1940s.

Focusing on a people who are caught between two worlds -- the old with its rituals and and respect and the new with its lack of values and order -- this study guide explores a novel of social protest through character analyses and critical essays. Other features that help you figure out this important work include

  • Profile of the author Alan Paton's life and work
  • Historical background of the troubled and changing South Africa of the 1940s
  • Character web and in-depth analyses of the major roles
  • Summaries and commentaries for each chapter within the book
  • Review questions and suggestions for theme topics

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