Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)
Auel, Jean M

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(1936-    ) US writer of the Prehistoric-Fantasy Earth's Children sequence: The Clan of the Cave Bear (1980), The Valley of Horses (1982), The Mammoth Hunters (1985) and The Plains of Passage (1990). These long novels – telling the tale of a Cro-Magnon woman reared in a Neanderthal community – though rather flatly told, have been hugely popular. Part of the saga was filmed as The Clan of the Cave Bear (1985). [JG]

Jean Marie Auel


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