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Originally published in 1883, this novel life in South Africa tells the story of Lyndall, a beautiful and restless young girl who escapes her narrow world and encounters adventure, romance, and tragedy
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The Story of an African Farm (1883) marks an early appearance in fiction of Victorian society’s emerging New Woman. The novel follows the spiritual quests of Lyndall and Waldo, who each struggle against social constraints in their search for happiness and truth: Lyndall, against society’s expectations of women, and Waldo against stifling class conventions. Written from the margins of the British empire, the novel addresses the conflicts of race, class, and gender that shaped the lives of European settlers in Southern Africa before the Boer Wars.
This Broadview edition includes appendices that link the novel to histories of empire and colonialism, the emergence of the New Woman, and the conflicts between science and religion in the Victorian period. Contemporary reviews are also included.About the Author:
Olive Schreiner 1855--1920, South African author and feminist, b. Wittebergen Reserve, Cape Colony. After several years as a governess, she went to England in 1881, taking with her the manuscript of her famous novel, The Story of an African Farm (1883). Her later works included Dreams (1921), a collection of allegories; Women and Labour (1911); and a significant novel, unfinished, From Man to Man (1926).
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Book Description Crown, 1988. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110517568039
Book Description Crown, 1988. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0517568039