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The valley of horses

a novel

1st ed.
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This edition was published in by Crown in New York.

Written in English

502 pages

This unforgettable odyssey into the distant past carries us back to the awesome mysteries of the exotic, primeval world of The Clan of the Cave Bear, and to Ayla, now grown into a beautiful and courageous young woman.

Cruelly cast out by the new leader of the ancient Clan that adopted her as a child, Ayla leaves those she loves behind and travels alone through a stark, open land filled with dangerous animals but few people, searching for the Others, tall and fair like herself. The short summer gives her little time to look, and when she finds a sheltered valley with a herd of hardy steppe horses, she decides to stay and prepare for the long glacial winter ahead. Living with the Clan has taught Ayla many skills but not real hunting. She finally knows she can survive when she traps a horse, which gives her meat and a warm pelt for the winter, but fate has bestowed a greater gift, an orphaned foal with whom she develops a unique kinship. One winter extends to more; she discovers a way to make fire more quickly and a wounded cave lion cub joins her unusual family, but her beloved animals don't fulfill her restless need for human companionship. Then she hears the sound of a man screaming in pain. She saves tall, handsome Jondalar, who brings her a language to speak and an awakening of love and desire, but Ayla is torn between her fear of leaving her valley and her hope of living with her own kind.

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2002, Random House Large Print
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2002, Bantam Books
in English - Bantam trade ed.
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October 1, 1999, Brilliance Audio Unabridged
Audio Cassette in English - Unabridged edition
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1996, Maeva
in Spanish / español - 6. ed.
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The valley of horses
1993, Chivers Press
in English - Large print ed.
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The valley of horses
1992, Chivers
in English - Largeprint ed.
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Valley of Horses: A Novel
June 1991, Thorndike Pr
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Valley of Horses
May 1991, Thorndike Press
Paperback in English - Largeprint edition
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The valley of horses: a novel
1991, Bantam Books
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The Valley of Horses
December 1989, Bantam Books
Mass Market Paperback in English - Reissue edition
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The Valley of Horses (Bookcassette(r) Edition)
December 1, 1986, Bookcassette
Audio Cassette in English - Multitrack edition
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The valley of horses
1986, Book Club Associates
in English
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El valle de los caballos
1985, Lasser Press Mexicana
in Spanish / español
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The Valley of Horses
November 1, 1984, Bantam
Mass Market Paperback in English
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The valley of horses: a novel
1983, Bantam Books
in English
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La vallée des chevaux: roman.
1983, Balland
in French / français
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The valley of horses
1983, Hodder and Stoughton
in English
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The valley of horses: a novel
1983, Thorndike Press
in English - Large print ed.
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The valley of horses: a novel
1983, Bantam
in English
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Valley of Horses
September 1983, Bantam Books
Mass Market Paperback in English
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el Valle de los Caballos
1982, Lasser Press
Paperback in Spanish / español
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The valley of horses: a novel
1982, Crown
in English - 1st ed.

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The Valley of Horses (Earth's Children #2)

First published in 1982



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This unforgettable odyssey into the distant past carries us back to the awesome mysteries of the exotic, primeval world of The Clan of the Cave Bear, and to Ayla, now grown into a beautiful and courageous young woman.

Cruelly cast out by the new leader of the ancient Clan that adopted her as a child, Ayla leaves those she loves behind and travels alone through a stark, open land filled with dangerous animals but few people, searching for the Others, tall and fair like herself. The short summer gives her little time to look, and when she finds a sheltered valley with a herd of hardy steppe horses, she decides to stay and prepare for the long glacial winter ahead. Living with the Clan has taught Ayla many skills but not real hunting. She finally knows she can survive when she traps a horse, which gives her meat and a warm pelt for the winter, but fate has bestowed a greater gift, an orphaned foal with whom she develops a unique kinship. One winter extends to more; she discovers a way to make fire more quickly and a wounded cave lion cub joins her unusual family, but her beloved animals don't fulfill her restless need for human companionship. Then she hears the sound of a man screaming in pain. She saves tall, handsome Jondalar, who brings her a language to speak and an awakening of love and desire, but Ayla is torn between her fear of leaving her valley and her hope of living with her own kind.

The valley of horses

a novel

1st ed.

This edition was published in by Crown in New York.


Edition Notes

Map on lining papers.

Series
Earth's children / Jean M. Auel
Genre
Fiction.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS3551.U36 V3 1982

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL3485586M
Internet Archive
valleyofhorsesno00auel_1
ISBN 10
051754489X
LC Control Number
82005123
Library Thing
538
Goodreads
644740

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