Born Free The Full Story

[Reading] ➮ Born Free The Full Story ➶ Joy Adamson – There have been many accounts of the return to the wild of tame animals but since its original publication in 1960 when The New York Times hailed it as a fascinating and remarkable book Born Free has There have been many accounts of the return The Full MOBI î to the wild of tame animals but since its original publication in when The New York Times hailed it as a fascinating and remarkable book Born Free ePUB Æ Born Free has stood alone in its power to move usJoy Adamson's story of a lion cub in transition between the captivity in which she is raised and the fearsome wild to which she is Free The Full MOBI ò returned captures the abilities of both humans and animals to cross the seemingly unbridgeable gap between their radically different worlds Especially now at a time when the sanctity of the wild and its inhabitants is increasingly threatened by human development and natural disaster Adamson's remarkable tale is an idyll and a model to return to again and againIllustrated with the same beautiful evocative photographs that first enchanted the world forty years ago and updated with a new introduction by George Page former host and executive editor of the PBS series Nature and author of Inside the Animal Mind this anniversary edition introduces to a new generation one of the most heartwarming associations between man and animal.Born Free The Full Story

Joy Adamson born Friederike Victoria Gessner was a The Full MOBI î naturalist artist and author best known for her book Born Free which describes her experiences raising a lion cub named Elsa Born Free was printed in Born Free ePUB Æ several languages and made into an Academy Award winning movie of the same name In she was awarded the Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art Born to Victor and Traute Gessner i.

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  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • Born Free The Full Story
  • Joy Adamson
  • English
  • 09 September 2016
  • 9780375714382

10 thoughts on “Born Free The Full Story

  1. says:

    I read this book ages ago and I really enjoyed reading it I also loved the film where her love for animals came shining through Truly exceptional story

  2. says:

    This is the original first edition of Born Free from 1960 when it was entitled Born Free A Lioness of Two Worlds Later editions were to change the subtitle Most people now know the story of a lion cub who was raised in captivity and then returned to the wild This is the first part of the trilogy written by Joy Adamson wife of the Senior Game Warden of Kenya Together they made this remarkable story happenBorn Free A Lioness of Two Worlds contains many monochrome photographs on glossy paper in groups throughout the text with just half a dozen in colour and a colour photograph as the frontispieceAll the photographs are full page or half page; a generous size as this book is larger than an average hardback The print is Collins Clear Type which is as it says a good clear text size for those who read normal print and the paper is extremely good of a heavy dense uality which has not even yellowed over the intervening 70 years The book contains both a Preface by Lord William Percy a friend and a Foreword by Captain Charles Pitman the former Game Warden of Uganda as well as extracts from George Adamson's letters This is the second copy of Born Free which I bought as it was a vast improvement on the paperback I also had a complete audio edition but now I have a composite unillustrated Large Print volume including the seuels Living Free and Forever Free That edition is where I shall review the text Yes I have had four editions of this ground breaking and influential book in all

  3. says:

    This is one of the best animal stories of all time Why? Because it isn't just about a lion named Elsa it is about a companion a friend and a loving creature who shared in the lives of Joy and George Adamson when they lived in Kenya Originally penned in 1960 it is the touching tale of how they raised an orphaned lion cub named Elsa and she grew to be their nearest and dearest friend she was family I have rarely read a book so heartwarming Elsa was really very magical and uniue and after reading this book having a lion around suddenly begins to sound much enjoyable than a dog The movie Born Free is of course based on this book and it is one of my favorite movies of all time The book encloses a lot detailed information about Elsa her habits and her charismatic personality How lucky we are to be able to read about Elsa and appreciate a little slice of the African animal population through the eyes of two people who sincerely loved and understood these creatures better than most people could ever hope to Everybody should read this book

  4. says:

    While I loved Elsa's story and enjoyed most of the pictures in the book this was not the heartwarming story I remember from my childhood I love Elsa but I really didn't like the Adamsons It may be because I keep comparing them to Lawrence Anthony another conservationist and I find that Mr Anthony seemed to have respect for the animals' right to exist in their environment I couldn't lose sight of the fact that Elsa was orphaned because he killed her mother thinking she was a male lion leaving the three cubs without a mother I was confused at her reference to beating Elsa when she tracked a donkey which was a purely natural instinct and not three pages later said that they never used force with her In my opinion a beating counts as force but maybe that's just me Finally I can't help but think how cruel it was to Elsa to keep sneaking off and leaving her when she was sleeping They keep reappearing and disappearing I'm not sure that helped her adapt to the wild or simply increased her confusion about where she belonged She didn't know why the people she loved kept abandoning her and then returning and then repeating the process One thing I got a chuckle out of was when they returned to Elsa for a three day period several times and when she got to know the signs they were preparing to leave she turned her face away from them My 16 yr old shih tzu does the same thing when I leave for work She'll give me kisses whenever I ask as she is a kisser But when I'm off to work she knows when I go to kiss her she whips her face away and refuses to kiss me When I come home after work well that's a different story

  5. says:

    I was just coming into my teens when I first saw the 1966 film Born Free and along with almost everyone else was overwhelmed by the idea the passion and the trauma involved The film starred Virginia McKenna as Joy Adamson along with her real life husband Bill Travers Most people now know the story of a female lion cub who was raised in captivity and then returned to the wild I rushed out and bought a copy of the true story as soon as I could This is that edition dating from 1968 and the first part of what had become a trilogy It was written by Joy Adamson the wife of the Senior Game Warden of Kenya Together they had made this remarkable story happen in real lifeI loved this book but as with all small paperbacks the photographs contained seem a bit too small They are all in monochrome as the first edition of the book dates from 1960 and this was normal practice for the timeBorn Free was to be followed by Living Free and Forever Free All three books had an significant impact on wildlife conservation and attitudes to the environment I have read the book and watched the film many times over the years I now own a composite unillustrated Large Print volume including all three parts That edition is where I shall review the text

  6. says:

    I saw the movie Born Free as a child and loved it I probably read the book along the way too but as usual don't remember The story of Elsa and the Adamsons is still an amazing one of love and devotion between a wild animal and her 'pride' George and Joy Adamson The descriptions of where and how they lived is really interesting as it's a way of life not many will ever experience

  7. says:

    You saw the movie you sang the song you begged mother for the vinyl and she bought you the book as a surprise Elsa had all our hearts back then and her was amazing and truly free in the end It was the Feel Good story of the decade so I think it might be time to bring it back once again for the new generation What better message to save the Earth?

  8. says:

    The story of a lion cubraised in captivityand returned to the wildand the couple who made it happen

  9. says:

    This is the book the film was based upon the story of Elsa the lioness hand raised by a Senior Game Warden and his wife Joy Adamson and later released into the wild This would be rated five stars except that I really try to be stingy with those The book didn't make me cry laugh out loud or change my thinking and Adamson while she writes well and fluently doesn't have the impressive lyrical prose of Beryl Markham and Isak Dinesen two other European women who wrote celebrated memoirs about their time in Kenya But what this book does offer is what a friend of mine called a lost art The ability to write about an animal without treacly sentimentality but rather with sharp and insightful observations that make their personality evident and in this case lovable without a narcissistic focus on the writer and without an evident heavy handed political agenda Not that it hasn't had such a political effect A Foreword by George Page uoting Faith McNulty claimed Born Free may have done for the cause of wildlife what Uncle Tom's Cabin did for the antislavery crusade Not only did the book gain support for the protection of habitat and endangered animals but the Adamsons helped pioneer the techniue of reintroducing animals raised in captivity back into the wild Not that Elsa could ever be called a captive lion That's what made her happy ending possible She was never confined never treated with brutality in an attempt to dominate Even after successfully released into the wild when the Adamsons came to visit her she'd recognize and greet them with affection As Joy Adamson put it their relationship continued to be one of absolute euality uite different from that between a dog and his master This is a short book you can read in a few hours and filled with a multitude of photographs of Elsa It was a pleasure to read and I highly recommend it especially for lovers of animals and nature

  10. says:

    The story was remarkable and I really enjoyed the bonding between a newly born lion and humans However the storytelling wasn't that good It was merely a enumeration of events instead of a tale that is being told I planned to read all three installments but I will leave it at the first one for I cannot get myself up to reading two books of enumerations

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