The Story of an African Farm
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The Story of an African Farm

By Olive Schreiner
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Olive Schreiner's landmark novel, a South African classic, takes place in the rural Karoo towards the end of the 19th century. The Story of an African Farm evokes the bleakness and beauty of the arid landscape, which forms the backdrop for the stories of Lyndall and Waldo, unlikely soul mates whose lives reflect their frustrated quest for a better reality and their dreams of self-fulfillment. Originally published in 1883 under the pseudonym Ralph Iron, the novel caused a sensation when its author was revealed to be a woman. Victorian readers were intrigued by the novel's forthright feminism a.

Table of Contents
  • THE STORY OF AN AFRICAN FARM
    • Preface.
    • Glossary.
  • THE STORY OF AN AFRICAN FARM
    • Part I.
    • Chapter 1.I. Shadows From Child-Life.
    • Chapter 1.II. Plans and Bushman Paintings.
    • Chapter 1.III. I Was A Stranger, and Ye Took Me In.
    • Chapter 1.IV. Blessed is He That Believeth.
    • Chapter 1.V. Sunday Services.
      • Service No. I.
    • Chapter 1.VI. Bonaparte Blenkins Makes His Nest.
    • Chapter 1.VII. He Sets His Trap.
    • Chapter 1.VIII. He Catches the Old Bird.
    • Chapter 1.IX. He Sees A Ghost.
    • Chapter 1.X. He Shows His Teeth.
    • Chapter 1.XI. He Snaps.
    • Chapter 1.XII. He Bites.
    • Chapter 1.XIII. He Makes Love.
    • PART II.
    • Chapter 2.I. Times and Seasons.
    • Chapter 2.II. Waldo's Stranger.
    • Chapter 2.III. Gregory Rose Finds His Affinity.
    • Chapter 2.IV. Lyndall.
    • Chapter 2.V. Tant Sannie Holds An Upsitting, and Gregory Writes A
    • Chapter 2.VI. A Boer-wedding.
    • Chapter 2.VII. Waldo Goes Out to Taste Life, and Em Stays At Home and
    • Chapter 2.VIII. The Kopje.
      • "Good morning!"
    • Chapter 2.IX. Lyndall's Stranger.
    • Chapter 2.X. Gregory Rose Has An Idea.
    • Chapter 2.XI. An Unfinished Letter.
    • Chapter 2.XII. Gregory's Womanhood.
    • Chapter 2.XIII. Dreams.
    • Chapter 2.XIV. Waldo Goes Out to Sit in the Sunshine.
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