Kalimantaan by C. S. Godshalk

Kalimantaan by C. S. Godshalk

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A wonderful epic of Empire - set in 19th Century Borneo - comparable to Paul Scott's JEWEL IN THE CROWN.

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KALIMANTAAN - the old name for Borneo - is an epic novel about the founding of a small empire by an extraordinary man and a handful of his followers. It is also a beautifully written story about love surviving in the most hostile of circumstances. It is 1850 and a young Englishman, Gideon Barr, arrives in Borneo; within 10 years he has conquered an area the size of England and Wales, ruling through armies of tribal head-hunters. This is the story of Victorian social values superimposed on one of the most violent cultures on earth, of tenderness amid extreme brutality, and of a remarkable tribe of fugitives, missionaries, and romantics drawn to this remote outpost of the world. But the personal cost to Barr is enormous - he and his lovely wife, Amelia, lose three children to cholera and finally she has to return home to ensure the safety of their last surviving child. Full of fantastic descriptions of life in exotic conditions, this is a rare novel that immerses the reader in another, more wonderful world.

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SKU GOR001003899
Title Kalimantaan
Author By (author) C. S. Godshalk
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Year Published 1999
Number of Pages 480
ISBN 10 0349110697
ISBN 13 9780349110691
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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Description

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KALIMANTAAN - the old name for Borneo - is an epic novel about the founding of a small empire by an extraordinary man and a handful of his followers. It is also a beautifully written story about love surviving in the most hostile of circumstances. It is 1850 and a young Englishman, Gideon Barr, arrives in Borneo; within 10 years he has conquered an area the size of England and Wales, ruling through armies of tribal head-hunters. This is the story of Victorian social values superimposed on one of the most violent cultures on earth, of tenderness amid extreme brutality, and of a remarkable tribe of fugitives, missionaries, and romantics drawn to this remote outpost of the world. But the personal cost to Barr is enormous - he and his lovely wife, Amelia, lose three children to cholera and finally she has to return home to ensure the safety of their last surviving child. Full of fantastic descriptions of life in exotic conditions, this is a rare novel that immerses the reader in another, more wonderful world.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001003899
Title Kalimantaan
Author By (author) C. S. Godshalk
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Year Published 1999
Number of Pages 480
ISBN 10 0349110697
ISBN 13 9780349110691
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No