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The Story of an African Farm (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)
     

The Story of an African Farm (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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by Olive Schreiner
 

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This edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading.
 

The Story of an African Farm is an exhilarating tale utterly unlike anything British readers had previously encountered from South Africa. It offers a picture of colonial life that is both comic and tragic, prosaic and haunting. The story

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This edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading.
 

The Story of an African Farm is an exhilarating tale utterly unlike anything British readers had previously encountered from South Africa. It offers a picture of colonial life that is both comic and tragic, prosaic and haunting. The story follows the lives of three children that lived on a farm in the Cape Colony when Southern Africa was on the verge of capitalization and industrialization, following the discovery of diamonds that year. The Story of an African Farm is widely regarded as a central text in the development of South African literature in English.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411466913
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
03/13/2012
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
File size:
646 KB

Meet the Author



Olive Emilie Albertina Schreiner (1855-1920) was born on March 24, 1855, on the Cape Colony's mountainous northeastern border. She was the ninth of twelve children of a missionary couple sent to Southern Africa by the interdenominational London Missionary Society in the late 1830s. She wrote The Story of an African Farm while serving as governess on farms in the Eastern Cape, and moved to England in 1881 to study medicine. She settled in London, where she soon began moving in progressive intellectual circles and became intimate friends with leading radical thinkers and writers.

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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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