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First published in 1948, Cry, the Beloved Country stands as the single most important novel in twentieth century South African literature. A work of searing beauty, it is the deeply moving story of the Zulu pastor Stephen Kumalo and his son Absalom, set against the background of a land and a people riven by racial injustice. Remarkable for its contemporaneity, unforgettable for character and incident, Cry, the Beloved Country is a classic work of...
Meet Joe Black: Death appears to claim a man who bargains for more time, during which Death falls in love with his daughter. Death takes a holiday: Death poses as a mortal man to find out more about humans. When he stays at the Duke Lambert's estate posing as a prince, he falls in love with the duke's daughter, even though she's betrothed to someone else.