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message 1: by Carmen (new)

Carmen Is there anything objectionable in this book? Our library denied my request to purchase it.


message 2: by Ebookwormy1 (new)

Ebookwormy1 I'm just guessing but here are my thoughts:

1) Ballantyne has been criticized for being "imperialist" and supportive of the oppressions of the British Empire. While this characteristic won acclaim during his lifetime, the Empire has faded and peoples colonized have objected to and gained their freedom from it;

2) The setting may be Africa, where such oppressions and themes remain keenly felt; and,

3) I think Gorilla Hunting may have fallen out of favor... it's violent and it hurts the animals. :0

Any chance you can get it through Interlibrary Loan?


message 3: by Carmen (new)

Carmen I wondered if the "puritanical" views of Ballantyne were considered offensive.

The collections manager wrote and said it was not available through interlibrary loan.



Ebookwormy wrote: "I'm just guessing but here are my thoughts:

1) Ballantyne has been criticized for being "imperialist" and supportive of the oppressions of the British Empire. While this characteristic won accla..."





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