THE STORY OF AN AFRICAN FARM. Early Feminist Novel

THE STORY OF AN AFRICAN FARM. Early Feminist Novel
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SCHREINER, Olive, The Story of an African Farm.  Hutchinson & Co., London, no date, but circa 1891 [1883 first edition] A New Edition completing the ninety-fifth thousand. Pp [xv] 346, [vi publisher ads] .Frontispiece shows Olive Schreiner (with tissue guard). Bound in original cloth gilt, with some loss of gilding to the bottom of the spine, but the green cloth otherwise very clean, and a firm binding. Page edges  not trimmed, dusty to the top edge. Minor foxing only, otherwise  clean, and overall in at least Very Good condition. Published originally under the pseudonym “ Ralph Iron”.   Schreiner, a South African, presents female experience within a colonial setting, and she questions ideas about gender, marriage, politics, race and labour relations. She is now regarded as a pioneering feminist writer, who influenced New Woman novels of the 1880’s and 1890’s by writing about women who fought traditional marriage and gender roles.
A pleasing copy.

£110.00


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