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Out Of Africa: Popular Penguins

Karen Blixen


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PUBLISHED: 29th August 2011
ISBN: 9780143566366
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In 1914 the author arrived in Kenya with her husband to run a coffee-farm. Drawn to the exquisite beauty of Africa, she spent her happiest years there until the plantation failed. Offering a poignant farewell to her beloved farm, this title describes her friendships with the local people, and her dedication for the landscape and wildlife.
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  • Paperback
    $12.87
PUBLISHED: 29th August 2011
ISBN: 9780143566366
ANNOTATION:
In 1914 the author arrived in Kenya with her husband to run a coffee-farm. Drawn to the exquisite beauty of Africa, she spent her happiest years there until the plantation failed. Offering a poignant farewell to her beloved farm, this title describes her friendships with the local people, and her dedication for the landscape and wildlife.

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In 1914 the author arrived in Kenya with her husband to run a coffee-farm. Drawn to the exquisite beauty of Africa, she spent her happiest years there until the plantation failed. Offering a poignant farewell to her beloved farm, this title describes her friendships with the local people, and her dedication for the landscape and wildlife.

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In 1914 Karen Blixen arrived in Kenya with her husband to run a coffee-farm. Drawn to the exquisite beauty of Africa, she spent her happiest years there until the plantation failed. A poignant farewell to her beloved farm, Out of Africa describes her friendships with the local people, her dedication for the landscape and wildlife, and great love for the adventurer Denys Finch-Hatton.

Author Biography

Karen Blixen, who was born in Rungsted, Denmark in 1885, also wrote under the pseudonym of Isak Dinesen. After studying art at Copenhagen, Paris and Rome, she married her cousin, Baron Bror Blixen-Finecke, in 1914. Together they went to Kenya to manage a coffee plantation. After their divorce in 1921, she continued to run the plantation until a collapse in the coffee market forced her back to Denmark in 1931.

Although she had written occasional contributions to Danish periodicals since 1905 (under the nom de plume of Osceola), her real debut took place in 1934 with the publication of Seven Gothic Tales, written in English under her pen-name. Out of Africa (1937) is an autobiographical account of the years she spent in Kenya. Most of her subsequent books were published in English and Danish simultaneously, including Winter's Tales (1942) and The Angelic Avengers (1946), under the name of Pierre Andrezol. Among her other collections of stories are Last Tales (1957), Anecdotes of Destiny (1958), Shadows on the Grass (1960) and Ehrengard (1963). All of these books are published by Penguin.

Baroness Blixen died in Rungsted in 1962.

Product Details

Pages
336
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Series
Popular Penguins
Year
2011
ISBN-10
0143566369
ISBN-13
9780143566366
Format
Paperback
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Publication Date
2011-08-29
Author
Karen Blixen
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