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Story Of An African Farm, The : Penguin Classics - Olive Schreiner

Story Of An African Farm, The

Penguin Classics

Paperback Published: 26th August 1982
ISBN: 9780140431841
Number Of Pages: 304
For Ages: 18+ years old

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Two cousins grow up in the 1860s on a lonely farm in the thirsty mountain veld. Em is fat, sweet and contented, a born housewife; Lyndall, clever, restless, beautiful . . . and doomed. Their childhood is disrupted by a bombastic Irishman, Bonaparte Blenkins, who gains uncanny influence over the girls' gross, stupid stepmother . . . This novel is one of the most astonishing, least-expected fiction masterpieces of its time and one that has had an enduring influence.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Oxford World's Classicsp. ii
Acknowledgementsp. vi
Introductionp. vii
Note on the Textp. xxx
Select Bibliographyp. xxxi
A Chronology of Olive Schreinerp. xxxiii
Prefacep. xxxix
Glossaryp. xli
p. 1
Shadows from Child-Lifep. 1
Plans and Bushman-Paintingsp. 10
I Was a Stranger, and Ye Took Me In2605p. 17
Blessed is He That Believethp. 24
Sunday Services Service No. Ip. 33
Bonaparte Blenkins Makes His Nestp. 42
He Sets His Trapp. 48
He Catches the Old Birdp. 53
He Sees a Ghostp. 64
He Shows His Teethp. 72
He Snapsp. 75
He Bitesp. 83
He Makes Lovep. 95
Times and Seasonsp. 101
p. 101
Waldo's Strangerp. 119
Gregory Rose Finds His Affinityp. 139
Lyndallp. 149
Tant' Sannie Holds an Upsitting, and Gregory Writes a Letterp. 167
a Boer-Weddingp. 175
Waldo Goes Out to Taste Life, and Em Stays at Home and Tastes Itp. 188
the Kopjep. 192
Lyndall's Strangerp. 202
Gregory Rose Has an Ideap. 211
an Unfinished Letterp. 216
Gregory's Womanhoodp. 232
Dreamsp. 254
Waldo Goes Out to Sit in the Sunshinep. 261
Explanatory Notesp. 271
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ISBN: 9780140431841
ISBN-10: 0140431845
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 26th August 1982
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.0  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.24
Edition Number: 1