Wintersalen Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | November 7, 2014

    Karelia Stetz-Waters: IMG The Hot Sex Tip Cosmo Won't Tell You



    Cosmopolitan Magazine recently released an article titled "28 Mind-Blowing Lesbian Sex Positions." Where was this vital information when I was a... Continue »
    1. $10.47 Sale Trade Paper add to wish list

    spacer

The Clan of the Cave Bear (Earth's Children #1)

by

The Clan of the Cave Bear (Earth's Children #1) Cover

ISBN13: 9780553250428
ISBN10: 0553250426
Condition: Standard
All Product Details

 

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 4 comments:

sharrona, February 7, 2013 (view all comments by sharrona)
Vast epic novel of the beginning of humanity. Could all of that progress really be compressed into the life of one mere woman -- Ayla? Although it stretches credibility, it's a well-told tale, and the beginning of a strong series.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
Susan Stone, September 5, 2011 (view all comments by Susan Stone)
I love the detail Auel gives in her book. The research that must have been done for herbs, and how primitive people lived is amazing. The story came to life through her story. I'm hooked and will be reading the other books in her series.I would highly recommend this book.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
jcluv1106, September 1, 2008 (view all comments by jcluv1106)
This story, is by far, the best one I have ever read. I tried to read it as a young teenager, but coulnd't really get into it. When I became about seventeen, and more mature, I couldn't put the book down. I have also read the Valley of the Horses, the second sequel to this first book, but none are as good as this one. I have yet to read the third and fourth book of this series, but I am looking forward to it, and wish I had a copy of this book, because I could read it over and over again!
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(3 of 4 readers found this comment helpful)
Jeane, February 10, 2008 (view all comments by Jeane)
Reading this book you feel like being plunged into another world; you can see the prehistoric jungle, the vast flora and fauna, the great beasts and brutality. The premise hinges on the idea that two early races briefly co-existed: Neanderthal and Cro-Magnon man. Auel portrays Neaderthals as being short, swarthy, dull and brutal, whereas the Cro-Magnon are tall, blonde, blue-eyed, intelligent and open-minded. The story is centered on the conflicts caused by their differences. A young Cro-Magnon child named Ayla is orphaned during an earthquake. She is found and adopted by a group of Neaderthals. As Ayla grows and matures, her differences become unmistakable. She challenges the authority of all the powerful men in the clan, friends and foes alike, simply by being a woman who is smarter than they are. Eventually her defiance of the Clan's way of life reaches a crisis, and they must decide whether to allow her to remain with them (and take advantage of her skills) or throw her out and rid themselves of the threat she poses. In spite of some unrealistic scenes, this book is full of rich descriptions. The wealth of detailed information on herbal lore, weapon making, cooking methods and other survival skills of primitive man are very interesting. There are many strong themes present in The Clan of the Cave Bear. Survival, acceptance, and what it means to be true to yourself. More than anything else, it is a story about human nature, the dynamics of power, and the strength of courage and love in the face of betrayal.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(2 of 7 readers found this comment helpful)
 1-4 of 4

Product Details

ISBN:
9780553250428
Author:
Auel, Jean M
Publisher:
Bantam Books
Author:
Auel, Jean M.
Author:
Jean M.Auel
Location:
New York
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Prehistoric peoples
Subject:
Epic literature
Subject:
Glacial epoch
Subject:
Man, prehistoric
Subject:
Ayla (fictitious character)
Subject:
Ayla
Subject:
Ayla (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;historical fiction;prehistoric;fantasy;prehistory;earth s children;historical;novel;anthropology;romance;prehistoric fiction;neanderthal;ayla;history;ice age;survival;europe;adventure;stone age;adult;epic;auel;women;saga;science fiction;historical
Subject:
fiction;historical fiction;prehistoric;fantasy;prehistory;earth s children;historical;novel;anthropology;romance;prehistoric fiction;neanderthal;ayla;history;ice age;survival;adventure;europe;stone age;adult;epic;auel;women;saga;science fiction;historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Earth's Children (Paperback)
Series Volume:
103-40
Publication Date:
19841131
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
6.8 x 4.2 x 1.4 in .575 lb

Other books you might like

  1. The Shelters of Stone Signed 1st Edition
    Used Hardcover $8.50
  2. Earth's Children #3: The Mammoth Hunters
    Used Mass Market $2.95
  3. Plains of Passage Earths Children 4
    Used Mass Market $1.50
  4. Promise of the Wolves: A Novel
    Used Hardcover $2.50
  5. Girl With a Pearl Earring
    Used Trade Paper $1.95
  6. Ender's Shadow (Ender Wiggins Saga #5)
    Used Mass Market $4.50

Related Subjects

Featured Titles » Banned Books » Literature
Featured Titles » Banned Books » Science Fiction and Fantasy
Featured Titles » Genre
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Science Fiction and Fantasy » A to Z
History and Social Science » Pacific Northwest » Literature Folklore and Memoirs

The Clan of the Cave Bear (Earth's Children #1) Used Mass Market
0 stars - 0 reviews
$5.95 In Stock
Product details 544 pages Bantam Books - English 9780553250428 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A stunning epic that has stirred the imagination of millions of readers, "The Clan of the cave Bear" tells the story of the orphaned Ayla and her struggle to fit in and survive after her own tribe is killed by an earthquake.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.