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The Story of an African Farm

A Novel

By Ralph Iron, [Olive Schreiner]

1892 - London - Chapman and Hall

7.5" by 5"; xv, 296pp, 16pp

 
 
 
 

 

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A copy of Olive Schreiner's first published novel.

The Story of an African Farm was first published in 1883 and was written under Schreiner's pseudonym, Ralph Iron.

The plot details the lives of three characters as children and then as adults who live on a farm in the Karoo region of South Africa. The story is set in the middle to late 19th Century and is semi-autobiographical.

The work caused some controversy over its frank portrayal of freethought, feminism, premarital sex and pregnancy out of wedlock.

Schreiner was an anti-war campaigner and intellectual. She is remembered for this work as it dealt with some of the important issues of the day for women.

CONDITION

In original pictorial boards. Externally, loss to the backstrip due to rubbing. Patches of rubbing to the boards and to the remains of spine. Bumping to extremities. Hinges are slightly strained but firm. Offsetting to endpapers. Prior owner's inscription to the title page. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are age toned to edges with just the odd spots. Overall: GOOD.


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