As the story of Lyndall, Em and Waldo unfolds to its touching end, we learn not merely of a backwater in colonial history, but of the whole human condition. An astonishing and unexpected masterpiece of its time, its enduring influence and popularity has resulted in it being studied in universities and schools across the world.
Olive Schreiner (1855 - 1920) was a South African author, anti-war campaigner and intellectual. She is best remembered today for her novel The Story of an African Farm which has been highly acclaimed ever since its first publication in 1883 for the bold manner in which it dealt with some of the burning issues of the day, including agnosticism, existential independence, individualism and the professional aspirations of women; as well as its portrayal of the elemental nature of life on the colonial frontier.
Genre(s): Action and Adventure Fiction, General Fiction
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