The Story Of An African Farm by Olive Schreiner

The book is a pioneering work in feminist literature, set in the harsh and arid South African veld in the late 19th century. It follows the lives of two English children, Lyndall and Waldo, who live on a farm and grapple with the constraints of their isolated environment. The narrative explores themes of gender, race, and colonialism, as the characters confront the societal expectations and limitations placed upon them. Through their struggles and relationships, the story delves into existential questions and the search for personal freedom, challenging the traditional roles and beliefs of the time.

The 1069th greatest book of all time


Published
1883
Nationality
South African
Type
Fiction
Pages
200-300
Words
83,274
Original Language
English

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