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On the Contrary : A Novel: Being the Life of a Famous Rebel, Soldier, Traveller, Explorer, Reader, Builder, Scribe, Latinist, Lover, and Liar

Brink, André

Published by Little Brown & Company, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1994
ISBN 10: 0316108847 / ISBN 13: 9780316108843
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Title: On the Contrary : A Novel: Being the Life of...

Publisher: Little Brown & Company, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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Fine/Fine unread copy protected by Brodart Archival cover. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000367

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Synopsis: 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.

From the Inside Flap: "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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