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An edition of The Clan of the Cave Bear (1980)

The Clan of the Cave Bear

Book Club edition
  • 4.31 ·
  • 39 Ratings
  • 336 Want to read
  • 19 Currently reading
  • 57 Have read
Publish Date
Publisher
Crown Publishers
Language
English
Pages
497

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Here is a saga of a people who call themselves the Clan of the Cave Bear; how they lived; the animals they hunted; the great totems they revered. But mostly it is the story of Ayla, the girl they found and raised, who was not like them. To the Clan, her fair looks make her different—ugly. And she has odd ways: she laughs, she cries, she has the ability to speak. But even more, she struggles to be true to herself and, with her advanced intelligence, is curious about the world around her. Although Ayla is clearly a member of the Others, she is nurtured by her adoptive parents, befriended by members of the Clan, and gradually accepted into the family circle. But there are those who would cast her out for her strange, threatening ways.

So the conflict between the ancient Clan, bound by heredity to its traditions, and the girl in its midst, of a newer breed destined to alter the face of the earth, could never be resolved. And it is this same struggle that leads Ayla to venture where no Clan woman has ever before dared. Driven by destiny and the will to survive, Avla breaks the forbidden taboo...

With its exquisite detail of a world that truly might have been, The Clan of the Cave Bear is filled with awesome mystery and magic and infused with the drama of human survival. For it is a remarkable epic of one woman's odyssey in that crucial moment of evolution when two races, locked in a death grip, battle for their very existence.

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Edition Availability
Cover of: Grottbjörnens folk
Grottbjörnens folk
2005, Bra böcker
Paperback in Swedish
Cover of: Le Clan de l'ours des Cavernes
Le Clan de l'ours des Cavernes
1992-12, France loisirs
Hardcover in French - Edition du Club France Loisirs
Cover of: The Clan of the Cave Bear
The Clan of the Cave Bear
1990?, Coronet Books
Paperback in English - 1981 Coronet edition (31)
Cover of: Ayla
Ayla: l'enfant de la Terre
1982-11-10, J'ai Lu
Mass Market Paperback in French
Cover of: de Stam van de Holebeer
de Stam van de Holebeer
1981, Het Spectrum
Paperback in Dutch - 1e dr. als speciale uitg.
Cover of: The Clan of the Cave Bear
The Clan of the Cave Bear
1980, Crown Publishers
Hardcover in English - Book Club edition
Cover of: The Clan of the Cave Bear
The Clan of the Cave Bear
1980, Crown Publishers
Hardcover in English
Cover of: The Clan of the Cave Bear
The Clan of the Cave Bear
1980, Crown Publishers
Hardcover in English
Cover of: The Clan of the Cave Bear
The Clan of the Cave Bear
1980, Crown Publishers
Hardcover in English - Book Club edition
Cover of: The Clan of the Cave Bear
The Clan of the Cave Bear
1980, Crown Publishers
Hardcover in English - Book Club edition

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New York

Edition Notes

Copyright Date
1980

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
viii, 497p.
Number of pages
497

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL39480348M
Internet Archive
clanofcavebear0000jean
OCLC/WorldCat
1320844627
Goodreads
60038713

Work Description

The Clan of the Cave Bear is a 1980 novel and epic work of prehistoric fiction by Jean M. Auel about prehistoric times. It is the first book in the Earth's Children book series, which speculates on the possibilities of interactions between Neanderthal and modern Cro-Magnon humans.



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The naked child ran out of the hide-covered lean-to toward the rocky beach at the bend in the small river.
added anonymously.
La nina desnuda salio corriendo del cobertizo de cuero hacia la playa rocosa en el recodo del riachuelo.
added anonymously.

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