The Story of an African Farm (Dodo Press)

The Story of an African Farm (Dodo Press)

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by Olive Schreiner
     
 

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Olive (Emilia Albertina) Schreiner, Mrs. Cronwright (also wrote as: Ralph Iron) (1855-1920) was a South African author, pacifist and political activist. In 1867 she moved to Cradock with her older brother. When her brother left Cradock, Olive chose to become a governess. She accepted posts as a governess at a number of farms, most notably the Fouchés who

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Olive (Emilia Albertina) Schreiner, Mrs. Cronwright (also wrote as: Ralph Iron) (1855-1920) was a South African author, pacifist and political activist. In 1867 she moved to Cradock with her older brother. When her brother left Cradock, Olive chose to become a governess. She accepted posts as a governess at a number of farms, most notably the Fouchés who provided inspiration for certain aspects of The Story of an African Farm (1883), published under the pseudonym Ralph Iron, as well as a small collection of stories and allegories called Dream Life and Real Life: A Little African Story (1893). However, Olive's ambitions did not lie in writing. By 1880, she applied to the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh to be trained as a nurse, but her ill-health prevented her from completing the training. She returned home in 1889, where she felt extremely alienated from the people around her. In an attempt to reconnect with her surroundings, she became increasingly involved in local politics and produced a series of articles published posthumously as Thoughts on South Africa (1923). Her other works include: Dreams (1891) and Woman and Labour (1911).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781406596786
Publisher:
Dodo Press
Publication date:
03/28/2008
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)
Age Range:
1 - 17 Years

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The Story of an African Farm 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Story of an African Farm is an account about a family and how they interact in a South African farm. This is a book that is hard to put down. With is unfamiliar depiction of life style unfamiliar , it still comes out as engaging, inspirational and real. This is striking thing about the story is its deep portrayal of women . This is a highly recommendable book for readers who want to get a good grasps of the different perceptions and treatment of women in our world. It reminded me of another great read, The Usurper and Other.
InTheBookcase More than 1 year ago
Very insightful story and plot. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The characters are memorable and the storyline just continues to thicken and grow more intriguing as you read. The story begins with the main characters as children. Waldo, Lyndall and Em were perfect comrades for each other as they grew up together on an African farm. After becoming adults they tend to go their separate ways, but they always come back home. Dramatic book you will not readily forget. I would recommend for High School literature and for adults.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She kisses ur neck
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is were a female and male ride each other. We have plenty of supplies.....dont forget about the different areas....if u need a cond.om or d.ildo...or maybe something like a milking machine...we provide those in different results. This area is for just real...nude and no protection area.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago