- ISBN 9780486401652 / 0486401650
- Title The Story of an African Farm
- Author Olive Schreiner and Dover Thrift Editions
- Category Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)
- Format Paperback
- Year 1998
- Pages 256
- Publisher Dover Publications
- Imprint Dover Publications Inc.
- Language English
- Dimensions 135mm x 13mm x 210mm
Lyndall, Schreiner's articulate young feminist, marks the entry of the controversial New Woman into nineteenth-century fiction. Raised as an orphan amid a makeshift family, she witnesses an intolerable world of colonial exploitation. Her only friends are Em and Waldo, children with destinies and longings very different from her own.
A searing indictment of the rigid Boer social conventions of the 19th century, the first great South African novel chronicles the adventures of 3 childhood friends who defy societal repression. The novel's unorthodox views on religion and marriage aroused widespread controversy upon its 1883 publication.
Olive Schreiner was born in 1855 in Eastern Cape, South Africa. She had a long and productive career as an author and activist, both in South Africa and in England and Europe. She died in 1920.