The City of Gold – Francis Brett Young (First edition)

R150.00

“Set in South Africa’s Rand, The City of Gold is a sequel to They Seek a Country (1937). The history of the Grafton family, taken up thirty years after the ending of the first novel stretches from 1872 to 1896. It is a story of the Annexation of the Transvaal; of Sekukuni’s wars; of the development of the mining industry of the Transvaal; and of Johannesburg, the city of gold. Historical figures such as Kruger, Joubert, the Rhodes brothers and Jameson are included in the fiction. The brothers and sisters of the Grafton family represent a variety of opinion: nationalistic; pro-Boer; pro-English; moderate; and, in the case of Janse and Lena, South Africa as a great nation in which all races and groups would be reconciled. This is a magnificent novel bringing to life the beauty of an immense and varied land, and of its people, written with the sensitivity of a born poet.”

Price: R150.00

Edition: First edition

Published: 1939

Publishers: William Heinemann

Condition: Hardcover in very good condition, with minor shelf wear to the corners of the cover and top and bottom of the spine. Gilt lettering on the cover and spine still in a good condition. Previous owners name on the inside of the cover, foxing on the end-papers, otherwise internally in very good condition – clean and tightly bound.

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“Set in South Africa’s Rand, The City of Gold is a sequel to They Seek a Country (1937). The history of the Grafton family, taken up thirty years after the ending of the first novel stretches from 1872 to 1896. It is a story of the Annexation of the Transvaal; of Sekukuni’s wars; of the development of the mining industry of the Transvaal; and of Johannesburg, the city of gold. Historical figures such as Kruger, Joubert, the Rhodes brothers and Jameson are included in the fiction. The brothers and sisters of the Grafton family represent a variety of opinion: nationalistic; pro-Boer; pro-English; moderate; and, in the case of Janse and Lena, South Africa as a great nation in which all races and groups would be reconciled. This is a magnificent novel bringing to life the beauty of an immense and varied land, and of its people, written with the sensitivity of a born poet.”

Price: R150.00

Edition: First edition

Published: 1939

Publishers: William Heinemann

Condition: Hardcover in very good condition, with minor shelf wear to the corners of the cover and top and bottom of the spine. Gilt lettering on the cover and spine still in a good condition. Previous owners name on the inside of the cover, foxing on the end-papers, otherwise internally in very good condition – clean and tightly bound.

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Weight 909 g