Olive Schreiner - The Story Of An African Farm
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This stunning evocation of nineteenth-century South Africa spans the childhood and burgeoning adulthood of three young people. Set on a farm in the Karoo region, this book is a coming-of-age classic of South African fiction and an early feminist and modernist novel. Lyndall is a feisty young girl with an independent spirit who is frustrated by the limited options open to her as a girl in South African society. She is the polar opposite to her cheerful, chubby cousin Em, who aspires to get married and settle down. The third child in the trio is Lyndall's best friend, Waldo, a thoughtful little boy who questions everything about the world around him except his affection for Lyndall. The children's bucolic lives on the veld are disrupted by the arrival of Bonaparte Blenkins to the farm, a confidence trickster who is keen to seduce Em's stepmother in order to take over the farm. Only Lyndall has the self-confidence to stand up to Bonaparte's cruelty, but ultimately his actions will echo throughout their lives forever. As the children grow up, they fall in love, move away, move back and ultimately find meaning in their lives, despite the tragedies they endure. An instant bestseller on its publication in 1883, this book was far ahead of its time in its portrayal of women in society. Tackling themes of religion, philosophy, unrequited love and fate, it is a classic of South African literature.