The Great Safari: Lives of George and Joy Adamson

3.95 avg rating
( 43 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780002720823: The Great Safari: Lives of George and Joy Adamson

The Adamsons' public image, mediated through their books and films, was one of loving co-operation in a second Eden. The reality, as revealed in this book, was much more interesting and much more volatile. Drawing on diaries, letters, unpublished drafts, the reminiscences of those who knew the Adamsons well, and not least on his own experience as an editor of the Adamsons' books for more than 30 years, Adrian House reveals the intense, complicated, passionate, exhilarating and exasperating individuals behind the myth the world was happy to accept.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

The Adamsons were undoubtedly the most celebrated and effective champions of wildlife the world has ever known, and Elsa the lioness, the subject of Joy’s best-selling book, 'Born Free' was undoubtedly the most famous lion. The Adamsons’ public image, mediated through their books and films, was one of loving co-operation in a second Eden: the reality, as revealed in Adrian House’s fascinating double biography, was much more interesting and more volatile. Drawing on diaries, letters, unpublished drafts, the reminiscences of those who knew the Adamsons well and not least on his own experience as an editor of the Adamsons’ books for more than 30 years, Adrain House reveals the intense, complicated, passionate, exhilariting and exasperating individuals behind the myth the world was happy to accept.

“House writes brilliantly…Above all he does justice to the Adamsons’ astonishing joint achievement. They changed the world’s attitude not only to lions, but to all wildlife. They showed that animals besides man need love and space, have complex emotions and deserve the rights which flow from being born free”
RICHARD HELLER'Sunday Express'

“This is no Cinderella story of high-minded naturalists achieving fame and fortune. It is engrossing…But it is also a tale of unhappy passion”
ANTONIA FRASER, 'Mail on Sunday'

“A fascinating read”
J.D.F. JONES, 'Financial Times'

“The material here on wildlife is amazing, but the human lifestyle is more amazing still”
CAROLYN SEE, 'Washington Post'

“This book is a wonderful adventure story”
ANNE ROBINSON, 'Sunday Times'

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

House, Adrian
Published by HarperCollins 23/09/1993 (1993)
ISBN 10: 0002720825 ISBN 13: 9780002720823
Used Quantity Available: 2
Seller
AwesomeBooks
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins 23/09/1993, 1993. Book Condition: Very Good. This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Bookseller Inventory # 7719-9780002720823

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
2.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.25
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

House, Adrian
Published by HarperCollins 23/09/1993 (1993)
ISBN 10: 0002720825 ISBN 13: 9780002720823
Used Quantity Available: 2
Seller
AwesomeBooks
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins 23/09/1993, 1993. Book Condition: Good. This book is in good or better condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages will be missing from the book. The spine of the book is still in great condition and the front cover is generally unmarked. It has signs of previous use but overall is in really nice, tight condition. Shipping is normally same day from our UK warehouse. We offer a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9780002720823

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
2.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.25
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

House, Adrian
Published by Harvill
ISBN 10: 0002720825 ISBN 13: 9780002720823
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
ThriftBooks
(Auburn, WA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harvill. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. Bookseller Inventory # G0002720825I3N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
4.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

House, Adrian
Published by HarperCollins 23/09/1993 (1993)
ISBN 10: 0002720825 ISBN 13: 9780002720823
Used Quantity Available: 4
Seller
Fun_Meister
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins 23/09/1993, 1993. Book Condition: Good. Will be shipped promptly from UK warehouse. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9780002720823

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
2.75
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.76
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

House, Adrian
ISBN 10: 0002720825 ISBN 13: 9780002720823
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
WorldofBooks
(Goring-By-Sea, WS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001291328

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
0.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.89
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

House, Adrian
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd (1993)
ISBN 10: 0002720825 ISBN 13: 9780002720823
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Greener Books
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used; Good. cover creased and frayed, **SHIPPED FROM UK** We believe you will be completely satisfied with our quick and reliable service. All orders are dispatched as swiftly as possible! Buy with confidence!. Bookseller Inventory # 2395067

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
2.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.97
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

House, Adrian
Published by HarperCollins (1993)
ISBN 10: 0002720825 ISBN 13: 9780002720823
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Brit Books
(Milton Keynes, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used; Good. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001547705

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
2.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.97
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

House, Adrian
Published by HarperCollins
ISBN 10: 0002720825 ISBN 13: 9780002720823
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
History Bookshop
(Bourton on the Water, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Some wear, pages may have reader's comments on text. Bookseller Inventory # HBS-00208951-B

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
2.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 4.12
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

House, Adrian
Published by HarperCollins (1993)
ISBN 10: 0002720825 ISBN 13: 9780002720823
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
FEXL - Books Division
(Bedford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: Acceptable. This book may include some defects such moderate highlighting and notes. Cover and some pages may be creased and show discolouration. Ex-library. However the book is still readable. we ship books from UK within 1 working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000250009

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
1
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 8
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

House, Adrian
Published by Harvill, London (1993)
ISBN 10: 0002720825 ISBN 13: 9780002720823
Used Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Alexander's Books
(Royal Leamington Spa, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harvill, London, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. First edition, first printing. Large octavo hardback. 480 pp. Illustrated in colour and black and white Near very Good condition in Very Good , price-clipped dust jacket. No inscriptions. Bookseller Inventory # 064995

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
10
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.35
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book