Fb2 Story of an African Farm ePub
by Olive Schreiner
|Category:||Dramas and Plays|
|Publisher:||Peter Smith Pub Inc; New edition edition (June 1, 1975)|
|Fb2 eBook:||1385 kb|
|ePub eBook:||1369 kb|
|Digital formats:||mbr lit lrf txt|
The Story of an African Farm (published in 1883 under the pseudonym Ralph Iron) was South African author Olive Schreiner's first published novel. It was an immediate success and has become recognised as one of the first feminist novels.
The Story of an African Farm (published in 1883 under the pseudonym Ralph Iron) was South African author Olive Schreiner's first published novel. Schreiner was one of South Africa's earliest literary figures. Her novel The Story of an African Farm was written during the era of First-wave feminism and is recognized for its revolutionary feminist politics.
Home Olive Schreiner The Story of an African Farm. This could not be. Such worksare best written in Piccadilly or in the Strand: there the gifts of thecreative imagination, untrammelled by contact with any fact, may spreadtheir wings. Strange to go away forfour years, and come back, and find that the candle standing on thedressing-table still cast the shadow of an old crone's head in thecorner beyond the clothes-horse. The Story of an African Farm, . 9. Strange that even a shadow should lastlonger than a man! She looked about among the old familiar objects; allwas there, but the old self was gone.
Produced by Sue Asscher THE STORY OF AN AFRICAN FARM by (AKA Ralph Iron) Olive Schreiner Preface. I have to thank cordially the public and my critics for the receptionthey have given this little book. I have to thank cordially the public and my critics for the receptionthey have given. Dealing with a subject that is far removed from the round of Englishdaily life, it of necessity lacks the charm that hangs about the idealrepresentation of familiar things, and its reception has therefore beenthe more kindly. A word of explanation is necessary. Two strangers appear on the scene,and some have fancied that in the second they have again the first, whoreturns in a new guise.
But Olive Schreiner has woven a story out of spiritual questioning, and discovered some singular connections .
But Olive Schreiner has woven a story out of spiritual questioning, and discovered some singular connections and exceptional insights along the way. There Was it only John, think you, who saw the heavens open? The dreamers see it every day. . Written by South African governess, Olive Schreiner, the book's crux ran along the controversal: the oppression of women, feminism, the existance of God, anti-imperialism, the bizarre transformation of one the novel's characters (not Lyndall) into a transvestite.
Olive Schreiner (1855 - 1920) originally published The Story of an African Farm in 1883 under the pen name Ralph Iron. Two cousins grow up in the 1860's on a lonely Bible-dominated farm. She tells the story of an unmarried mother who lives in isolation on the South African frontier.
LibriVox recording of The Story of an African Farm, by Olive Schreiner. The book was first published in 1883 in London, under the pseudonym Ralph Iron
LibriVox recording of The Story of an African Farm, by Olive Schreiner. The book was first published in 1883 in London, under the pseudonym Ralph Iron. It quickly became a best-seller, despite causing some controversy over its frank portrayal of freethought, feminism, premarital sex and pregnancy out of wedlock and transvestitism.
The novel details the lives of three characters, first as children and then as adults - Waldo, Em and Lyndall - who live on a farm in the Karoo region of South Africa. The story is set in the middle- to late Nineteenth century - the First Boer War is alluded to, but not mentioned by name. The book is l: in particular, the two principal protagonists (Waldo and Lyndall) display strong similarities to Schreiner's life and philosophy.