eBook COVENANT download

by James A. Michener

eBook COVENANT download ISBN: 0449244741
Author: James A. Michener
Publisher: Fawcett; 1st edition (March 12, 1982)
Language: English
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Rating: 4.1
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction

The Covenant is a work of historical fiction.

The Covenant is a work of historical fiction. Apart from the well-known actual people, events, and locales that figure in the narrative, all names, characters, places, and incidents are the products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to current events or locales, or to living persons, is entirely coincidental.

The Covenant is a historical novel by American author James A. Michener, published in 1980. The novel is set in South Africa, home to five distinct populations: Bantu (native Black tribes), Coloured (the result of generations of racial mixture between persons of European descent and the indigenous occupants of South Africa along with slaves brought in from Angola, Indonesia, India, Madagascar and the east Coast of Africa), British, Afrikaner, and Indian, Chinese, and other foreign workers.

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Este libro es de segunda mano y tiene o puede tener marcas y señales de su anterior propietario. The Covenant Hardcover – September, 1980. by James A. MICHENER (Author).

Sooo, this is a big book and if you're not interested in South African history, it might not be something you want to read. Durrr, hey I'm not interested in reading about South African history, I think I'll read this monstrous (thank you, thesaurus) Michener book that focuses entirely on South Africa. Is anyone that stupid? Yes, as a matter of fact.

James A. Michener’s masterly chronicle of South Africa is an epic tale of adventurers, scoundrels, and . Praise for The Covenant A prodigious endeavor. Michener’s masterly chronicle of South Africa is an epic tale of adventurers, scoundrels, and ministers, the best and worst of two continents who carve an empire out of a vast wilderness. From the Java-born Van Doorn family tree springs two great branches: one nurtures lush vineyards, the other settles the interior to become the first Trekboers and Afrikaners. Nowhere else could an American reader unfamiliar with South Africa get so full an understanding of its problems in so engaging a form.

James Albert Michener (/ˈmɪtʃənər/ or /ˈmɪtʃnər/; February 3, 1907 – October 16, 1997) was an American author.

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Comments: (7)
The covenant is another Michener tale that, like history, goes on and on and on. Like most of Michener's books, however, The Covenant gives us some insight into the people and places that make up South Africa. I am not sure if I really care about the characters in the book, but the characters carry the information about a fascinating place and when you finally finish the book, you will have painlessly absorbed more information about a fascinating and important place. If you want to get more understanding about how South Africa came to be as it is today, I recommend you read the Covenant for a historical perspective that begins to tell the tale of the various immigrant groups that today are still in the process of coming together.
I recommend it.
My husband and I were taking a trip to South Africa and decided to ready this book together. It was amazing, all on it's own with no trip planned. But, once we got to Cape Town, everything fell into place. We knew SO much about the place, thanks to the reading of this book. We felt informed and even a connection. It guided our sightseeing in a way. Who would have thought the chapter titled "A Hedge of Bitter Almond" would take us to Kirstenbosch Gardens to see the original. It gave up a personal history with fictional characters thrown in amongst real historical figures and events. If you are going to South Africa and are a reader, I cannot recommend this book enough. We even saw rock paintings on a friends farm in Namibia and we felt connected, knowing the history. Our next destination will definitely include a Michener book, if there is one written about it. This man is an excellent author and his attention to detail is great. There were so many things we were reading and we said "This can't be real!" and we looked it up on the internet and it was...this happened over and over. You can never have too much knowledge, whether you remember it or not!
As a foreword Mr Michener always reminds us the his story is not a history, it is fiction. What he fails to tell us is that he paints a picture that allows us to understand the history which is more than a name and a date. History is emotions, reactions, fears, misconceptions and much more. Through his characters, he leads us to understand an ugly piece of history. Beautifully written and valuable as a story in itself, an eye opening portrait of a period that confused me as a youngster. Thank you.
Michener again reveals, in a novel way, to give a reader a 'ride' through a history of a land, it's people, politics and motivations of its being.
I was amazed by his research and his narrative of how South Africa is unique in history.
As a traveler to SA, I know a great deal of not only it's incredible beauty, but now, how that Covenant effected it's outcome.
The country is still dynamic as it was when he wrote it, but since reading this tome, I have come away from this informative historical fiction, with a new perspective of SA.
Regardless of your knowledge of history of SA, this is a non judgementel view of its modern day troubles and how it came about.
Michener did not disappoint in this saga of South Africa, which I read prior to and during my 3 week trip to South Africa. His in-depth research and telling of the long history of this country within a fictional framework was magnificent. The families, Dutch, English and African native, woven into the narrative, with story lines for each ongoing generation of each family provided the human pathos that made the country and the culture come alive. For me this was greatly preferable to just reading a travel guide book or some dry history of the country and its peoples. The story was brought to a close before the historic end to Apartheid because of the year of the book's issue, which preceded that seminal event. The country, but 19 years old as a post-Apartheid republic, still struggles with problems exposed in Michener's telling, and our learning of the struggles via the trip's educational components, enhanced the book's brilliance for me as there was nothing outdated in the author's handling of the subject matter. I highly recommend this book. One of my co-travelers had reread it in preparation for the trip - that says a lot for a book more than 1100 pages long!
This is the second time I read this exhaustive book. I read it when the book first came out and now in 2018. How sad that the Dutch have put so much into developing this land and making it what it is and now the Blacks of South Africa are going to take the land from these pioneering family s. Some of these family s have been there since the 1600s. Once the blacks through out the white farmers they will experience the same problems that occur in the rest of Africa.
This is another excellent novel by James Michener that covers the history of South Africa. I knew very little about the history of South Africa prior to reading this book, but learned quite a bit after reading the book, and the book inspired me to do further research on South African history (as other James Michener books have inspired me to do). It covers the Zulu tribe, and how it came to be formed from a merger of various conquered tribes; it covers the Xhosa tribe and its influence in South Africa; it covers both the Dutch (who originally settled the area to use it as a stop-over station on the way to the Dutch East Indies) and English involvement in the area and how the two groups competed with each other at times (including the Boer War) and cooperated with each other at times (including the wars against the Zulus); it covers the wine industry that was developed in South Africa; it covers the arrival of the Protestant Huguenots who migrated to South Africa to escape Catholic persecution in Europe (particularly France). It is a well written historical novel that I would recommend to anyone. Like many James Michener novels, it is over 1,000 pages long, but it is an interesting read, and the pages go by very fast.