The Roots of Heaven (novel)

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The Roots of Heaven
1956 French edition
Author Romain Gary
Original title Les Racines du ciel
Translator Jonathan Griffin
Country France
Language French
Publisher Éditions Gallimard
Publication date
5 October 1956
Published in English
Pages 510

The Roots of Heaven (French: Les Racines du ciel) is a 1956 novel by the French writer Romain Gary. It received the Prix Goncourt.[1] John Huston directed a 1958 Hollywood film with the same title based on the novel.

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  1. ^ "Le Palmarès". (in French). Académie Goncourt. Retrieved 2011-12-16.