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On the Contrary

Brink, Andre

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ISBN 10: 0316108847 / ISBN 13: 9780316108843
Published by Little Brown & Company, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., 1993
Condition: Near Fine+ Hardcover
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1st US Edition/1st Printing. SIGNED by author on a bookplate on front end page (signature only). $22.95 price on DJ flap. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 015371

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Title: On the Contrary

Publisher: Little Brown & Company, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine+

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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The South Africa of 1739 provides the backdrop for the picaresque escapades of wandering adventurer Estienne Barbier as he searches for a lost treasure, seduces women, fosters rebellion, and tries to deal with the hypocrisy of the colonial leaders.

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"On the surface On the Contrary is a picaresque historical novel, in which 18th century adventurer Estienne Barbier graduates from seducing French wives to South African widows via a long and bruising association with the Dutch East India Company. Underneath [it] is about today's South Africa and the dilemmas facing people challenging the status quo." - Sunday Telegraph

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