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The Hunter and the Whale

(1967)
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This is the story of a South African boy, Peter, who grows to manhood through a hard course of physical and emotional experiences. The scene is set both on sea and on land. Peter is exposed to the conflicts started by other characters, chief amongst whom are a dedicated and fanatical whaling captain, a Zulu stoker, a famous white hunter and his daughter. He learns how men can become obsessed by greed and the will to power; and he witnesses the struggle of natural man to come to terms with the demands of contemporary life. Peter's developing relationship with captain and crew; the fury and beauty of the chase; the fanaticism of the two great hunters - these are the leading motifs in Laurens van der Post's stirring narrative.


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Hardback Editions

March 1986 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Hunter and the Whale (The collected works of Laurens van der Post)
Author(s): Laurens Van der Post
ISBN: 0-7011-3043-1 / 978-0-7011-3043-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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October 1967 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Hunter and the Whale
Author(s): Laurens Van der Post
ISBN: 0-7012-0239-4 / 978-0-7012-0239-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Hogarth Press Ltd
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June 1967 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Hunter and the Whale: A Tale of Africa
Author(s): Laurens Van Der Post
ISBN: 0-688-01848-3 / 978-0-688-01848-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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Paperback Editions

September 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Hunter and the Whale (The collected works of Laurens van der Post)
Author(s): Laurens Van der Post
ISBN: 0-09-942987-X / 978-0-09-942987-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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January 1970 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Hunter and the Whale
Author(s): Laurens Van der Post
ISBN: 0-14-003119-7 / 978-0-14-003119-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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1970 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Hunter and the Whale
Author(s): Laurens Van der Post
ISBN: 0-671-77175-2 / 978-0-671-77175-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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Kindle Editions

August 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Hunter And The Whale (The collected works of Laurens van der Post)
Author(s): Laurens Van Der Post
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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