Islands

Islands

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Houghton
This novel of epic proportions from South Africa, set between 1650 and 1710, covers the first fifty years of the Dutch colony at the Cape of Good Hope. Beautifully rendered, this is a world and a time never before dealt with in fiction-a period when powerful colonizers took over the lands of Hottentot tribes, exposing aborigines for the first time to Western eyes and Western ways. Through the life stories of seven men-all involved with and defined in one way or another by Pieternella, the beautiful daughter of the first mixed marriage of the new colony-we gain an understanding of the vast historical forces at work.

Teeming with characters, rich with lived experience, gripping in its unexpected turns, Islands is a story of greed, power, war, courage, and international intrigue, at once a meticulously researched portrait of the age and a great adventure story.


Baker & Taylor
A story taking place during the latter half of the seventeenth century follows the lives of seven men from a Dutch colony at the Cape of Good Hope, each of whom finds their lives defined by Pieternella, a beautiful daughter of the new colony's first mixed marriage, whose life reflects the impact of colonization on the Hottentot aborigines.

Harcourt Publishing
This novel of epic proportions from South Africa, set between 1650 and 1710, covers the first fifty years of the Dutch colony at the Cape of Good Hope. Beautifully rendered, this is a world and a time never before dealt with in fiction-a period when powerful colonizers took over the lands of Hottentot tribes, exposing aborigines for the first time to Western eyes and Western ways. Through the life stories of seven men-all involved with and defined in one way or another by Pieternella, the beautiful daughter of the first mixed marriage of the new colony-we gain an understanding of the vast historical forces at work.

Teeming with characters, rich with lived experience, gripping in its unexpected turns, Islands is a story of greed, power, war, courage, and international intrigue, at once a meticulously researched portrait of the age and a great adventure story.


Baker
& Taylor

A story taking place during the latter half of the seventeenth century follows the lives of seven men from a Dutch colony at the Cape of Good Hope, each of whom finds their lives defined by Pieternella, a beautiful daughter of the new colony's first mixed marriage, whose life reflects the impact of colonization on the Hottentot aborigines. A first novel.

Publisher: Orlando : Harcourt, 2004
Edition: 1st U.S. edition
ISBN: 9780151011155
015101115X
Characteristics: 758 p. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Brink, Andre Philippus 1935-

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