The Angels Weep

(Ballantyne)

Wilbur Smith

 

  • Doubleday
  • New York
  • 1983
  • English
  • Paperback
  • 528 pages

Synopsis

In The Angels Weep by Wilbur Smith, on a continent of breathtaking beauty and bitter suffering, two vastly different cultures clashed, mingled, and recoiled. Here, amidst mist-shrouded mountains and gold-studded plateaus, ancient tribesmen lived close to the earth, as white men dug fortunes out from beneath them and laid plans for a new civilization. Out of Southern Africa the enigmatic Cecil Rhodes built an empire in the late 1800s and attracted the brightest and bravest of a generation--including a remarkable far-flung family named Ballantyne. But for the natives, another day was dawning: a day of retribution...

Review

An epic. Smith joins the ranks of one of the grand masters of twentieth-century novels. ― Tulsa World

Author

Wilbur Addison Smith is a South African novelist specialising in historical fiction about the international involvement in Southern Africa across four centuries, seen from the viewpoints of both black and white families.