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Stuart Cloete (1897-1976) was a South African novelist, essayist, biographer and short story writer. Rags of War is an epic novel of these South African Wars

Stuart Cloete (1897-1976) was a South African novelist, essayist, biographer and short story writer. Many of his 14 novels and most of his short stories are historically based fictional adventures, set against the backdrop of major African, mostly South African historical events. Rags of War is an epic novel of these South African Wars. The Boer Wars were actually two wars fought during 1880-1881 and 1899-1902 by the British Empire against the Dutch settlers of two independent Boer republics, the Oranje Vrijstaat (Orange Free State) and the Republiek van Transvaal (Transvaal Republic).

Edward Fairly Stuart Graham Cloete (23 July 1897 – 19 March 1976) was a South African novelist, essayist, biographer and short story writer.

Every night during my l5th year, I would look forward to climbing down into my nest and becoming engrossed by the novel "Rags of Glory.

by. Cloete, Stuart, 1897-. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Trent University Library Donation.

Rags of Glory by Stuart Cloete. On its surface, the book is presented as a medical textbook on the subject of melancholia, but The Anatomy of Melancholy is as much a sui generis work of literature as it is a scientific or philosophical text

Rags of Glory by Stuart Cloete. On its surface, the book is presented as a medical textbook on the subject of melancholia, but The Anatomy of Melancholy is as much a sui generis work of literature as it is a scientific or philosophical text. In fact, the Anatomy uses melancholy as the lens through which all human emotion and thought may be scrutinized.

STUART CLOETE, Novelist and Author The official site of the Cloete . Rags of Glory is an epic novel about the war between the Afrikaners or ‘Boers' and the British in South Africa at the turn of the 20th Century.

STUART CLOETE, Novelist and Author The official site of the Cloete literary estate. An epic novel of the South African War. ‘A magnificent book, written by the only sort of man who could give it breadth and dept. is blood enables him to see both sides, his historical vision to see the conflict in dept. nd his writing power to make his characters living fiction and reborn fact.

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Author: Cloete, Stuart, 1897-1976. Note: Garden City, N. Y. : Doubleday, 1963. Subject: South African War, 1899-1902.

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Rags of Glory epub download

ISBN13: 978-0006123613

ISBN: 0006123619

Author: Stuart Cloete

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: Contemporary

Language: English

Publisher: Fontana Press; Reprint edition (October 31, 1983)

ePUB size: 1177 kb

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Rating: 4.7

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Fearlesshunter
I read this long, long ago for the first time and loved it. Nostalgia drove me back to re-reading many of the books of my youth. I liked a lot of this again but skimmed through certain parts. It is good to get a sense of at least Cloete's version of late 19th century Britain and South Africa and his empathy for South Africa's country and peoples comes through. For those who think the world has become a poorer place than it used to be, check out his revelations re 19th C. prostitution, white slaving, race relations and the general inhumanity of Britain's concentration camps, the key device used to end the Boer war. Cloete's baddies are perhaps better characterizations than his Turnbull, Boetie and Miss Elsie (the heroes). Maybe its just that villainy is so much more dramatically attractive.

This is a good book to give you a sense of the miasma that was the Boer War. Though its happy endings (for most of its characters) may strike a slightly cynical nerve in a modern reader, it is filled with romance and great tragedy. Good for a nostalgic read that recalls an idealized past that never really existed.
Fearlesshunter
I read this long, long ago for the first time and loved it. Nostalgia drove me back to re-reading many of the books of my youth. I liked a lot of this again but skimmed through certain parts. It is good to get a sense of at least Cloete's version of late 19th century Britain and South Africa and his empathy for South Africa's country and peoples comes through. For those who think the world has become a poorer place than it used to be, check out his revelations re 19th C. prostitution, white slaving, race relations and the general inhumanity of Britain's concentration camps, the key device used to end the Boer war. Cloete's baddies are perhaps better characterizations than his Turnbull, Boetie and Miss Elsie (the heroes). Maybe its just that villainy is so much more dramatically attractive.

This is a good book to give you a sense of the miasma that was the Boer War. Though its happy endings (for most of its characters) may strike a slightly cynical nerve in a modern reader, it is filled with romance and great tragedy. Good for a nostalgic read that recalls an idealized past that never really existed.
Kecq
Book came in excellent condition. My mother will be thrilled.
Kecq
Book came in excellent condition. My mother will be thrilled.
Jelar
If you have an interest in the Boer war this is as good as any I have have read and a good place to start if you haven't read Cloete before. All the main historical figures are mentioned & I have a fondness for books by Stuart Cloete whom I regard as one of the best South African writers I have read. If you like Wilbur Smith I'm sure you will like any of Cloete's books such as Turning Wheels (Boer trek) ,How Young they died (WW1). If you enjoy this then check out some of his others.
Jelar
If you have an interest in the Boer war this is as good as any I have have read and a good place to start if you haven't read Cloete before. All the main historical figures are mentioned & I have a fondness for books by Stuart Cloete whom I regard as one of the best South African writers I have read. If you like Wilbur Smith I'm sure you will like any of Cloete's books such as Turning Wheels (Boer trek) ,How Young they died (WW1). If you enjoy this then check out some of his others.
Bloodhammer
I picked up this book for free at a coffee shop a couple of years ago. The imagery and authenticity of characters was striking, and the passion of the author for his subject was unmistakable. I found myself caring about both the events and the author, and the fleeting nature of the time and place portrayed.

The book is not an "easy" read - the scholarly dedication to detail, the dated vernacular, and the (relative) obscurity of the subject kept me on my mental toes the whole way through. That had its own reward though, and I highly recommend the read.

If you can find Rags Of Glory, buy it. Although our household gives away 20+ books each month, this is one of 5-10 with which I won't part.
Bloodhammer
I picked up this book for free at a coffee shop a couple of years ago. The imagery and authenticity of characters was striking, and the passion of the author for his subject was unmistakable. I found myself caring about both the events and the author, and the fleeting nature of the time and place portrayed.

The book is not an "easy" read - the scholarly dedication to detail, the dated vernacular, and the (relative) obscurity of the subject kept me on my mental toes the whole way through. That had its own reward though, and I highly recommend the read.

If you can find Rags Of Glory, buy it. Although our household gives away 20+ books each month, this is one of 5-10 with which I won't part.
MisterMax
Well, I probably should have read the fine print. This book cost me $35.00 and what I got was a relatively cheesy little paperback. I mean when this particular edition was new it was a cheeply produced affair. For just 10 to 20 dollars more I could have gotten a hardback edition that I would proudly keep in my library or the same amount less I could have looked a little harder and gotten the same "cheezy little paperback" that I would have read and then donated to the local library. I mean, as I type this I'm looking at a picture on the screen of what I'm reviewing. Well, what I got looks nothing like that picture! Basically, though I know it is my own fault, I'm really dissapointed with this purchase.
MisterMax
Well, I probably should have read the fine print. This book cost me $35.00 and what I got was a relatively cheesy little paperback. I mean when this particular edition was new it was a cheeply produced affair. For just 10 to 20 dollars more I could have gotten a hardback edition that I would proudly keep in my library or the same amount less I could have looked a little harder and gotten the same "cheezy little paperback" that I would have read and then donated to the local library. I mean, as I type this I'm looking at a picture on the screen of what I'm reviewing. Well, what I got looks nothing like that picture! Basically, though I know it is my own fault, I'm really dissapointed with this purchase.