15-07-2013 by redazione
"Born Free" is the first novel, autobiographical, which tells the story of a friendship between humans and wild and ferocious animals of the Savannah, which no one had previously imagined could prove so profound.
This is the main reason for the worldwide success that, in the early sixties, the book by writer Joy Adamson, wife of ranger George, stationed in the hills of Meru, ran over the couple.
In fact, the book was also the subject of a film (in which Adamson herself participated in the screenplay) and later a television series.
The story is that of the couple who "adopt" three lion cubs after George, the gamekeeper, was forced to kill their mother.
It is the wife who raises and takes care of the cubs and especially with the little lioness Elsa, she establishes a unique and incredible relationship.
As and more than a dog, Elsa will not want to separate herself from her adoptive mother even to return to the life that is more congenial to felines, in the wild in the endless savannah of Kenya.
Until, with a painful decision (described in the most touching pages of a book that, although not having great literary value, is read for sentiment) three years after her birth, George and Joy decide to give her the definitive freedom.
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