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Two cousins grow up in the 1860s on a lonely farm in the thirsty mountain veld. Em is fat, sweet and contented, a born housewife; Lyndall, clever, restless, beautiful ...and doomed. Their childhood is disrupted by a bombastic Irishman, Bonaparte Blenkins, who gains uncanny influence over the girls' gross, stupid stepmother ...This novel is one of the most astonishing, least-expected fiction masterpieces of its time and one that has had an enduring influence.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780140431841
ISBN-10: 0140431845
Format: Paperback
(201mm x 134mm x 18mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Aug-1982
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Olive Schreiner

Olive Schreiner 1855-1920, South African author and feminist, b. Wittebergen Reserve, Cape Colony. After several years as a governess, she went to England in 1881, taking with her the manuscript of her famous novel, The Story of an African Farm (1883). Her later works included Dreams (1921), a collection of allegories; Women and Labour (1911); and a significant novel, unfinished, From Man to Man (1926).

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