The Castle of Giants – Hjalmar Thesen

R60.00

“The white men are seen through the eyes of Harib a young Hottentot hunter who has journeyed from his coastal home to find out for himself whether the stories of strange men from over the sea are true. What he sees is stranger than anything he could ever imagine. … For their part the white ‘giants’ are impressed by the golden necklace worn by Harib and an expedition sets out to seek the alluvial river beds with Harib as its reluctant leader. Disaster befalls them and Harib conducts the only survivor whom he calls ‘Eland’ to his tribe where the white man becomes a leader almost a god until he is cured of his wounds and knows he must return to the fortress. The friendship between the white giant and the Hottentot boy is delicately and movingly portrayed and the fable leaves a lasting and profound impression. It is not only the primitive Stone Age men whose lives are changed by the meeting.””

Price: R60.00

Edition: First edition

Published: 1969

Publishers: Hutchinson Publishing Group

Condition: Hardcover in good condition with minor shelf wear around the edges. Dust jacket in fair condition, some repairs, covered in a protective plastic sleeve. Internally the book is in good condition – clean and tightly bound.

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“The white men are seen through the eyes of Harib a young Hottentot hunter who has journeyed from his coastal home to find out for himself whether the stories of strange men from over the sea are true. What he sees is stranger than anything he could ever imagine. … For their part the white ‘giants’ are impressed by the golden necklace worn by Harib and an expedition sets out to seek the alluvial river beds with Harib as its reluctant leader. Disaster befalls them and Harib conducts the only survivor whom he calls ‘Eland’ to his tribe where the white man becomes a leader almost a god until he is cured of his wounds and knows he must return to the fortress. The friendship between the white giant and the Hottentot boy is delicately and movingly portrayed and the fable leaves a lasting and profound impression. It is not only the primitive Stone Age men whose lives are changed by the meeting.””

Price: R60.00

Edition: First edition

Published: 1969

Publishers: Hutchinson Publishing Group

Condition: Hardcover in good condition with minor shelf wear around the edges. Dust jacket in fair condition, some repairs, covered in a protective plastic sleeve. Internally the book is in good condition – clean and tightly bound.

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Weight 300 g