The Story of an African Farm

Olive SCHREINER (1855 - 1920)

The novel details the lives of three characters, first as children and then as adults - Waldo, Em and Lyndall - who live on a farm in the Karoo region of South Africa. The story is set in the middle- to late Nineteenth century - the First Boer War is alluded to, but not mentioned by name. The book is semi-autobiographical: in particular, the two principal protagonists (Waldo and Lyndall) display strong similarities to Schreiner's life and philosophy. The book was first published in 1883 in London, under the pseudonym Ralph Iron. It quickly became a best-seller, despite causing some controversy over its frank portrayal of freethought, feminism, premarital sex and pregnancy out of wedlock and transvestitism. (Introduction by Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Action & Adventure Fiction, General Fiction

Language: English

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Play 00 00 - Preface and Glossary SallyMc
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Play 01 01 - Chapter 1, Part 1 SallyMc
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Play 02 02 - Chapter 1, Part 2 SallyMc
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Play 03 03 - Chapter 1, Part 3 SallyMc
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Play 04 04 - Chapter 1, Part 4 SallyMc
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Play 05 05 - Chapter 1, Part 5 SallyMc
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Play 06 06 - Chapter 1, Part 6 SallyMc
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Play 07 07 - Chapter 1, Part 7 SallyMc
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Play 08 08 - Chapter 1, Part 8 SallyMc
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Play 09 09 - Chapter 1, Part 9 SallyMc
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Play 10 10 - Chapter 1, Part 10 SallyMc
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Play 11 11 - Chapter 1, Part 11 SallyMc
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Play 12 12 - Chapter 1, Part 12 SallyMc
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Play 13 13 - Chapter 1, Part 13 SallyMc
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Play 14 14 - Chapter 2, Part 1 SallyMc
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Play 15 15 - Chapter 2, Part 2 SallyMc
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Play 16 16 - Chapter 2, Part 3 SallyMc
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Play 17 17 - Chapter 2, Part 4 SallyMc
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Play 18 18 - Chapter 2, Part 5 SallyMc
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Play 19 19 - Chapter 2, Part 6 SallyMc
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Play 20 20 - Chapter 2, Part 7 SallyMc
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Play 21 21 - Chapter 2, Part 8 SallyMc
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Play 22 22 - Chapter 2, Part 9 SallyMc
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Play 23 23 - Chapter 2, Part 10 SallyMc
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Play 24 24 - Chapter 2, Part 11 SallyMc
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Play 25 25 - Chapter 2, Part 12 SallyMc
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Play 26 26 - Chapter 2, Part 13 SallyMc
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Play 27 27 - Chapter 2, Part 14 SallyMc
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